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Volume 54 – #21

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Volume 54#21

January 24 – February 6, 2017

Ontario collector and owner of Beaver Bullion John Masterson used a technique formerly employed by 19th-century token maker Thomas Church to produce these commemorative Canada 150 rounders (shown above). Struck in .999 silver, each rounder weighs at least one troy ounce (31.1035 grams); has a dimeter of about 31.75 mm; and is individually numbered from one to 150.

CCN commemorative rounder features ‘old school’ technique

With the help of Ontario-based collector John Masterson, Canadian Coin News will issue a special, limited-edition silver rounder in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Masterson, who’s the owner of Canada’s only hand-powered silver company, Beaver Bullion, was approached by CCN Publisher Mike Walsh this summer in regards to the upcoming sesquicentennial celebration. “For me personally, I’ve been a member of the Canadian Centennial Collectors’ Club [CCCC] since about the time it was founded, and I’m big fan of the centennial medals, so I wanted to produce something for the sesquicentennial,” said Masterson, who’s also a member of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA), Ontario Numismatic Association; Canadian Association of Token Collectors (CATC); and Toronto Coin Club. Continue reading →

Features
Rare, low serial 1935 banknotes expected to draw lots of interest
Page 1
Mint ready for busy sesquicentennial
Page 1
Canada running behind on honouring women on banknotes
Page 11
Parts of a coin should be understood
Page 20
A recap of Canadian numismatics in 2016
Page 25
Canada wins award in 2017 COTY competition
Page 32

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian five and 10 dollar gold
Page 12
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Editorial
Developing a specialty important

As a collector, you’re probably aware of the many different numismatic items available to you. There is much to collect: Canadian silver dollars, one cent to 50 cent pieces, government or chartered banknotes, medals or tokens, for example. You may be inclined to assemble date sets – a complete run of Canadian one cent pieces perhaps, or maybe a gem uncirculated set of coins struck during your birth year. Then, of course, there are world coins.These might be collected topically, by date, by country, metal and so forth. You’re only limited by your imagination. The decision as to what you will collect is a personal one; but it’s also one which you should put a little thought into.

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By Jim Szeplaki
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Cutting and clipping coins are ancient practices
Page 8
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Coin collecting offers many intangible benefits
Page 9

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Poor ‘balance of trade’ spurred New France’s Gloriam Regni c
Page 10
Ted Banning
The World of Money
Ontario merchant owned some of Canada’s rarest coins
Page 24

Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 29
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