Volume 57 – #11

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Volume 57#11

September 3 – September 16, 2019

The four-piece specimen set for 1870 (25-cent coin shown) sold for $95,000 as part of the fixed-price offering of the Cornerstone Collection, two-thirds of which has sold and realized about $3 million since being announced earlier this year.

Majority of unprecedented Cornerstone Collection sells for $3 million

With 20 unique pieces among its more than 250 rare and highly graded specimen coins, the Cornerstone Collection exceeded virtually all expectations when it was offered in a fixed-price catalogue beginning this June. Assembled by the Rogozinsky family over a nearly 50-year period, the multi-generational collection is estimated at $5 million altogether. It was sold in 2018 to Nova Scotia dealer Sandy Campbell, owner of Proof Positive Coins, who then submitted the collection to Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) for certification. Earlier this year, he proceeded with its sale as outlined by the Rogozinsky family, who wished to see Campbell “maintain the pristine condition of these coins, and to pass them on to a new generation of rare coin collectors, in a respectful manner.” Continue reading →

World’s first multi-faceted high-relief ‘Wolf’ coin leads pack
Page 1
Long-time columnist Lew Tauber remembered for his ‘fun approach’
Page 1
Trajan’s ‘National Show’ to return this September
Page 1
Specimen set of Canada’s first coins to be displayed at Regina club show
Page 6
Calgary hosting annual Fall Coin Show in footsteps of successful RCNA Convention
Page 9

CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian Proof-like singles
Page 16
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 22
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 25
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
‘Bible Bill’ Implemented now-collectible 1936 prosperity cer
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Even easily recognizable errors have stories to tell
Page 10

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Was this token issued for Jamaica or for Canada?
Page 12
Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
A ‘swag’ of fringe pieces at this year’s RCNA
Page 14

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