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Volume 54 – #20

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Volume 54#20

January 10 – January 23, 2017

A number of counterfeit PAMP bullion bars have been sold to dealers across Canada in the past several months.

Near-perfect counterfeit gold shines light on ongoing crime

After a spurt of counterfeit gold bars came on the market this fall, some dealers are calling for the Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers (CAND) to implement a warning system for its members. Organized in 1975, CAND is a non-profit association of about 50 professional numismatists. This September, three of its members were duped into buying fake gold. Willard Burton, co-owner of Brampton’s B & W Coins and Tokens, said he and two other Ontario-based numismatic dealers were recently “tricked into buying counterfeit” bullion. “Here in Brampton, in the past three weeks, we’ve bought three gold pieces,” Burton said in September. “I brought them down and had them assayed by Guardian Gold, and they were all fake.” Continue reading →

Features
Black rights activist Viola Desmond the new face of Canada’s next $10 banknote
Page 1
Eleven great reasons why you should attend a coin show
Page 8
Book honours bank’s bicentennial; Almonte club celebrates basketball
Page 25

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Maritimes coins
Page 12
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Editorial
Numismatic research possibilities are endless

nization founded in 1979 to support and promote the use and collecting of numismatic literature which includes books, periodicals, catalogues and other written or printed material relating to coins, medals, tokens, or paper money, ancient or modern, Canada or worldwide. In one issue, not so long ago, I read with interest a number of comments from readers about what’s left to research in numismatics. One fellow was looking for ideas for a research project but had hit a brick wall since his opinion was everything had been done as far as numismatic research in the U.S. was concerned. Readers jumped on this and began listing all of the topics had not been researched or written about in any great depth.

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By Jim Szeplaki
Columns
Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
Cavalcade of critters markets cereal, boosts Oympics
Page 10
Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Austrian 50-schilling coin commemorated its demise
Page 20

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Never-issued tokens still prove fascinating
Page 22
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Governors grace Eastern Townships Bank notes
Page 24

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Multi-format catalogue a great gift for error collectors
Page 28
Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 32

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