Volume 58 – #06

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Volume 58#06

June 23 – July 6, 2020

No $50 or $100 notes issued by the Bank of Vancouver, which operated for fewer than five years in the early 1900s, are believed to exist aside from proofs. (Photo by Bank of Canada Museum)

Bank of Vancouver history follows economic growth, decline amid Great War

The Bank of Vancouver was a short-lived Canadian chartered bank established in Vancouver, B.C., on July 30, 1910, before going out of business about four and a half years later later on Dec. 14, 1914. The Bank of Vancouver was one of three B.C. banks that sprang up in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The others were the Macdonald and Company Bank (1858-64), which went out of business after a robbery, and the first Bank of British Columbia (1862-1901), which was taken over by the Bank of Commerce. In 1907, prominent B.C. businessman Robert Purves McLennan felt Canada’s central banks were inadequately supporting the province’s industry and commerce. He, along with other businessmen, promoted the Chartered Bank of British Columbia. Continue reading →

RCNA cancels convention for first time in its history
Page 1
Gem, Dowling collections highlight June Torex Auction
Page 1
Walczak Collection offers 150 lots dating back to Victorian era
Page 6
1948 silver dollar top seller at GBA Spring Sale
Page 12
ICCS launches first website
Page 25

CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian 50 cents
Page 14
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 22
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 25
Guest Commentary
Coins and mankind are here to stay
Page 6
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Improper feeding produces eye-appealing errors
Page 9

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
A rare habitant muled with 1843 New Brunswick penny
Page 10
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Early $4 bills offer archaic reminder of bygone time
Page 13

Jesse Robitaille
Numismatic Fringe
CANEX marks 75 years since Battle of the Atlantic's end
Page 20

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