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Volume 55 – #07

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Volume 55#07

July 11 – July 24, 2017

Morris Kosowan, owner of Classic Cash, is particularly fond of the 1924 $5 Dominion of Canada banknote featuring Queen Mary on the obverse.

Collectors share their favourite coins, banknotes

Morris Kosowan, owner of Classic Cash in Alberta, said his favourite banknote series – the one he has “a passion for” – is the Bank of Canada’s first series, the 1935 Series. “I love the ’35s because they only had a two-year issue, and they survived the Depression,” he said. “Anybody who put a dollar away during the Depression – or even had a dollar – had some money.” Of the 10 denominations included in the 1935 Series, Kosowan said the higher denominations – such as the $500 and $1,000 note – are his favourites. “I’ve only ever seen three or four for private purchase,” he said, of the English-language $500 note. “They’re very pricey, and at this point, I don’t know if I’d buy one or not.” The 1935 Series is the only Bank of Canada series to include a $500 denomination as well as include both English- and French-language examples of each denomination. Continue reading →

Features
1935 Series highlights Coin Expo Spring Sale
Page 1
Canada on full display in latest Royal Canadian Mint releases
Page 1
NGC certifies new 1822 U.S. quarter variety
Page 6

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian five cents
Page 18
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Columns
Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
CIBC celebrates its 150th anniversary with medal issue
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Lasqueti-struck CNA president’s medal reveals die varieties
Page 10

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Colonial casting call resulted in a number of fakes
Page 13
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Nation-builder Macdonald a steady presence on Canadian notes
Page 15

Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 24
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