Volume 60 – #10

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Volume 60#10

August 16 – August 29, 2022

Show-goers line the streets of Ottawa en route to the Bank of Canada Museum, which hosted a reception on July 20, the convention’s opening day.

‘Overwhelming’ response to Ottawa RCNA Convention

Large crowds of collectors poured into the nation’s capital this July for the first in-person convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) since 2019. Despite an ongoing pandemic, economic inflation and widespread travel woes, the response from RCNA members to this year’s convention has been “overwhelming,” according to RCNA President Steve Woodland, who also chaired the event’s organizing committee. The five-day show drew nearly 150 registrants – “more than any recent convention,” Woodland said – and they came from most corners of Canada and parts of the United States. It comes after a cancelled convention in 2020 and a condensed, online-only event last year. “The attendees I’ve spoken with have been delighted with the convention,” Woodland told CCN on July 20, the show’s opening day. “People are really excited to get back together for the first time in three years and see all their friends and associate collectors to talk and trade. The hotel lobby has been filled with people meeting old friends, and we just had 45 people at an early-bird dinner, which is more than we’ve ever had.” Continue reading →

Exploring coins of former nations, territories
Page 9
‘Beacons of Hope’ coin honours Calgary police
Page 10
Club members enjoy face-to-face reunions
Page 12
Scenes from the 2022 RCNA convention
Page 23

Pick Our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 6
Focus on Canadian Paper Money
Page 16
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 24
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 26
Michael S. Turrini
Guest Commentary
Fifty fun years with friends
Page 6
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Collectors benefit from knowing the Devil
Page 8

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Many eye-appealing errors intentional, made to order
Page 14

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