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Volume 55 – #10

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Volume 55#10

August 22 – September 4, 2017

Ron Greene, left, presents the prestigious J. Douglas Ferguson Award for distinguished service to Canadian numismatics to Paul Petch.

Petch receives prestigious J. Douglas Ferguson Award

The 49th edition of the prestigious  J. Douglas Ferguson Award for distinguished service to Canadian numismatics was awarded to Paul Petch at the annual Royal Canadian Numismatic Association’s convention banquet held in Boucherville, Que.  on July 22. The award was established in 1969 and sponsored by Douglas Ferguson who, at the time, was Honorary President of the CAN (Canadian Numismatic Association). This annual award is presented to the living numismatist who has greatly contributed to the advancement of numismatics in Canada by research, writing, publishing, or other means – and who has not previously won the award.  Ferguson set up an independent Board of Award with CNA representation for the award administration. He made the selections for the 1969 and 1970 winners and determined that the board would choose the future winners from nominations made by CNA members. Ferguson had a Montreal artist design the award medal. He proposed that the award be given only to living numismatists and so the names of early greats such as Breton, LeRoux, Courteau and McLachlan are not on the list of previous recipients. The J. Douglas Ferguson Award is the highest distinction in Canadian numismatics and is the highlight of every convention. Continue reading →

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Second Dieppe commemorative coming after original issue ignites controversy
Page 1
Special awards presented at RCNA convention
Page 8

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on RCM Products
Page 18
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Columns
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Montreal die sinker used variety of tokens for overstrikes
Page 10
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
David II introduced groat to Scotland
Page 11

Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
Brantford Coin Show continues to impress
Page 13
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Wooden nickels a testament to one collector’s imagination
Page 14

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