Heists of yore make for great yarns

We all love a great crime story and, recently, I came across a first-hand account of the greatest gold heist in Canada. The robbery dates back to 1974, when the infamous “Stopwatch Gang” stole more than $750,000 in gold from the Ottawa airport, which was destined for the Royal Canadian Mint’s Ottawa plant. Continue reading →

Glean before you clean, when unearthing coins

At the 1934 World’s Fair in Chicago, this token was given as part of Chrysler’s exhibit, where each person who stopped by would receive one.

Who knows what’s under all that dirt? That’s the question being asked by many interested collectors following two separate numismatic discoveries that were reported in Canadian media outlets on the same day this July. For collectors, it’s exciting to consider what treasures could be found beneath the Earth’s surface. Continue reading →

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