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Volume 54 – #17

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Volume 54#17

November 29 – December 12, 2016

Five consecutive press conferences were held across Canada on Nov. 2 when the Royal Canadian Mint announced the winning designs of the Canada 150 circulating coins. Here, St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik joins Wesley Klassen whose design will appear on the 150th anniversary one-dollar coin. The unveiling took place at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. Photo by Rachel Lieske.

Canada 150 coins capture ‘heartfelt expressions’

An eight-year-old Richmond Hill girl, Joelle Wong, is among the Canadians whose designs have been selected for the Canada 150 circulating coins coming out next year. Wong’s design, which will appear on the 25-cent coin, is called Hope, and shows a bird, turtle, and beaver with a plant stem and pair of hands. “I love animals and green spaces and that gave me the idea of showing my hope for Canada’s future in a painting that celebrates the importance of our nature and native Canadian culture,” said Wong. “It’s amazing that so many Canadians liked my way of wishing a happy birthday to my beautiful homeland — Canada!” Continue reading →

Features
Five-cent coin survives latest call for its elimination
Page 1
Canadian coin history highlight in Mint’s latest numismatic catalogue
Page 1
Canadian gold, silver markets remain stagnant
Page 6
Inspiration for voyageur design may be deeply personal
Page 21
RCNA offers great opportunity to celebrate 2017, and collecting
Page 22
Colonial Acres ready for second auction of 2016
Page 27

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian large and small cents
Page 12
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Editorial
Collectors, clubs should consider commemorative issue for 2017

Many years ago, a dear collecting friend of mine, a former president of the Nipissing Coin Club, and a true collector, through and through – Bill Caesar – told me something that I have never forgotten. “We’re collectors and it is our duty to not only collect coins, but also to pass along our interest and enthusiasm to others. … We should all be issuing something numismatic as well … a coin, token, or medal.” That stuck with me. And Bill practiced what he preached. He never issued any fancy medals or tokens, but he derived a lot of pleasure from taking a shiny new cent, encasing it in a two-by-two holder and stamping it with the Nipissing Coin Club logo. He would then pass out hundreds of these to fellow club members, to the public when he displayed his collection at the mall or library, or he would simply hand one over to any kid that he thought might appreciate it.

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By Jim Szeplaki
Columns
Randy Heimpel
CoinNet
Ottawa-area dealer’s site has plenty to offer
Page 8
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Coins recall the Lombard’s cloudy legacy
Page 9

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Movement afoot to make grading even more specific
Page 10
Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
Quebec token celebrates community’s storytelling festival
Page 24

Jesse Robitaille
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 26
Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
Toronto Coin Expo events ‘set collecting on fire’
Page 29

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