Volume 56#04

May 29 – June 11, 2018

An 1812 Lower Canada ‘BON POUR DEUX SOUS’ pattern penny realized $50,400 US as Lot 29299 of the Douglas Robins Collection sale by Heritage Auctions. All images courtesy Heritage Auctions.

Robins Collection proves to be ‘sale of the century for Canadian tokens’

The Douglas Robins Collection realized more than $1 million across more than 550 lots during Heritage Auctions’ Chicago Coin Expo World Coins Signature Auction this April. Described as the “sale of the century for Canadian tokens,” the April 20-24 sale was highlighted by an 1812 Lower Canada “BON POUR DEUX SOUS” pattern penny, which was offered as Lot 29299. Although it was certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. (NGC) as Proof-65 Brown, this piece is believed to be a “business strike” from copied dies – not a first strike from regular dies – produced by Thomas Halliday, a prominent token die engraver and coiner in Birmingham. This 206-year-old piece realized $50,400 after a pre-sale estimate of $60,000. Continue reading →

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Controlling your environment key to safe storage
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Captain Canuck celebrated in fifth RCM catalogue of 2018
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ONA gives highest award to Robb McPherson
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Regulars
CCN Trends
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CCN Marketplace
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Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
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Columns
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Wellington pennies collectible regardless of provenance
Page 8
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Faces on colonial notes hold worthwhile tales
Page 10

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Packaging errors form niche market
Page 12
Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
‘Fringe’ issue information sometimes elusive
Page 14

Jesse Robitaille
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
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