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Volume 55 – #26

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Volume 55#26

April 3 – April 16, 2018

Lot 30299 of the upcoming sale of the Douglas Robins Collection is an 1812 Lower Canada ‘BON POUR DEUX SOUS’ pattern penny that’s expected to bring at least $60,000 US. Image courtesy Heritage Auctions, HA.com.

‘Sale of the century for Canadian tokens’ this April

Described as the “sale of the century for Canadian tokens” and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire unique exonumia, the Douglas Robins Collection will be offered during Heritage Auctions’ Chicago Coin Expo World Coins Signature Auction on April 20-24. According to auctioneers, the sale will offer both the finest and most extensive collection of Canadian pre-Confederation tokens ever assembled anywhere. Continue reading →

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Page 1
Canada’s new $10 bill unveiled
Page 1
Mint marks 180th anniversary of first ball game
Page 14
Unscrupulous group shoplifting from Canadian dealers
Page 26
Canadian jewellers among businesses hit by organized theft ring
Page 27
Bank of Canada withdrawing $1,000, $1, $2, $25, and $500 bills
Page 28

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on RCM product
Page 20
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling
Page 30
Show & Boourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Columns
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Stop-gap shinplasters’ popularity ensured longer lifespan
Page 8
Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
Torex still going strong after 56 years
Page 10

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Causes of errors sometimes difficult to discern
Page 12
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Saint John firm’s countermarks hot on auction block
Page 15

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