Volume 60 – #26

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Volume 60#26

March 28 – April 10, 2023

A 1921-dated 50-cent specimen issue, the King of Canadian coins, is estimated at $125,000-plus as Lot 386 of a Québec auction this March. It’s certified as Specimen-64.

Iconic 1921 coins to cross block in Prominence Sale

High-grade examples of Canada’s 1921 five- and 50-cent circulation issues, respectively known as the “Prince” and “King” of Canadian coins, comprise the centrepiece of a named collection slated to cross the auction block this March in Québec. The Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC) is set to offer more than 1,950 lots across seven sessions on March 24-30 in the Québec-based firm’s latest Prominence Sale. It’s the latest in a series of auctions dating back to November 2020, when TCNC hosted its inaugural sale under the “Prominence” banner. The 11th iteration will feature three major named collections joined by selections from more than 70 other consignors across North America. The 1921 coins, which stand among Canada’s rarest pieces of numismatic history, will be offered as the two “jewels” of the Tangen Collection, according to TCNC owner and auctioneer Marc Verret. While one of them is certified in Mint-State (MS) condition, the other example is a specimen coin, unintended for circulation and struck to a higher quality than regular circulation issues with a special finish. Continue reading →

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Pick Our Brain
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Focus on Canadian 50 cents
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CCN Marketplace
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Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 26
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Parliament Buildings frequent sight on dominion notes
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John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Common error terms can lead to confusion
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