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Volume 55 – #06

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Volume 55#06

June 27 – July 10, 2017

Stan Kipa, owner of Swiss Silver, took over the former location of Brampton’s B & W Coins and Tokens with a ‘totally fresh inventory and a totally fresh approach’ on June 1.

B & W Coins and Tokens changes ownership

Brampton, Ont.’s B & W Coins and Tokens has changed hands following the retirement of its founder Willard Burton. The storefront, located at 345 Queen St. W., closed briefly during the transition but re-opened on June 1 under the ownership of dealer Stan Kipa, 51, with the help of fellow dealer Oliver Macinski. “The store has an excellent strategic location, and it should do very well,” said Kipa, who has previously sold bullion under his other business, Swiss Silver, and added Macinski will assist with “organizing, logistics and knowledge” for the new business. The Toronto-based auction house Auction Network purchased B & W Coins and Tokens’ inventory, which it estimated at about $500,000. A five-day liquidation sale was held on May 24-28; however, winning bid amounts were undisclosed. “We are not taking one penny or one piece of past inventory,” said Kipa. “It’ll be totally fresh inventory and a totally fresh approach.” Continue reading →

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Page 4
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Page 6
One of four highest-graded 1922 cents realizes $7.4K at Colonial sale
Page 20
RCM presents framed version of ‘Battle of Dieppe’ silver coin to Moncton Legion
Page 21
Canada’s first ‘cent,’ struck in 1855, makes its way to Mississauga
Page 32

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Proof-Like singles
Page 12
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Ancient coiners’ limits ensure a wide variety of output
Page 8
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Buy coins with confidence, not hesitation
Page 10

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Countermarks add another layer to tokens’ tales
Page 11
Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Million-mintage 1885 five cents include four varieties
Page 22

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Controversy hasn’t diminished appeal of Diving Goose dollars
Page 28
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