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Volume 55 – #23

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Volume 55#23

February 20 – March 5, 2018

An 1890H 50 cents ‘Obverse 4’ is expected to bring $100,000-$110,000 at the February Torex auction hosted by The Canadian Numismatic Auction Company.

1890H 50 cents expected to bring at least $100k

This February, The Canadian Numismatic Auction Company (TCNAC) will offer a “diverse and historically important selection” of Canadian and world numismatic items, including an “excessively rare” 1890H 50 cents “Obverse 4” that’s expected to bring upwards of $110,000. To be offered as Lot 1014, the 128-year-old 50-cent variety is graded Mint State-62 by International Coin Certification Service (ICCS). From the Gerald Keller Collection, this key-date issue – described as “excessively rare” for its condition – features “in-depth gold and orange tones over lustre.” “This coin presents an important opportunity for registry set collectors,” said auctioneer Marc Verret, who added this example “is the second best example ever handled” by TCNAC. Continue reading →

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Former Mint Master Ian Bennett dies at 69
Page 1
‘Gem’ Canadian banknotes top estimates at NY auction
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Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian 20 and 25 cents
Page 20
CCN marketplace
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Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Coins recall ancient architecture
Page 9
Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
New medal features Canadian inventor of basketball
Page 12

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Trimble’s treasures are tremendous rarities
Page 14
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Some Wellington tokens may not be of Canadian origin
Page 16

Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 28
Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
First combined coin and stamp show of 2018 season in North
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