Boston Marathon 1937 gold medal up for auction at RCNA convention

This rare 1937 Boston Marathon gold medal, won by Canadian Walter Young, is available as Lot 380. It has an opening bid of $25,000.

A gold medal from the 1937 Boston Marathon, won by a Canadian, is one of the significant highlights of the upcoming Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) convention auction this July in Boucherville, Que. Walter Young, a relatively unknown runner from Verdun, Que., claimed the coveted title by crossing the finish line in 2:33:20, defeating second-place... Continue reading →

RCNA convention, medal will pay tribute to historic European explorations of Eastern Canada

This year’s RCNA convention medal marks the quincentenary of European explorers’ toponymic designations of New France and Acadia.

When numismatists gather in Boucherville, Que., this July for the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA)’s annual convention, they will be greeted with, “Welcome to New France.” According to Yvon Marquis, the theme of this year’s July 9-14 convention is especially significant as 2024 marks the quincentenary (1524-2024) of European explorers’ toponymic designations of Acadia (originally... Continue reading →

Medals sell for well over estimate in May auction

This 1875 Indian Treaty Medal 5 (Lot 500) sold for $74,400 at the recent Geoffrey Bell Auctions.

An 1875 Indian Treaty 5 medal sold for $74,400 at Geoffrey Bell Auctions’ May 2-3 sale, more than doubling its pre-sale estimate. As expected, there was spirited bidding for the historically significant medal when Lot 500 opened Session 2 of the Bell sale. It was followed by another Treaty Medal (Lot 501), this one undated... Continue reading →

Seventy years and onward for the Regina Coin Club

Regina Coin Club members attend this year’s annual general meeting.

Last year, the Regina Coin Club proudly celebrated its 70th anniversary and the club continues to shine, with about 120 members enthusiastically helping to promote the hobby of numismatics throughout southern Saskatchewan. When established at the beginning of 1953, the club was simply known as Chapter No. 6 of the Canadian Numismatic Association (CNA). Two... Continue reading →

Collectors turn up the heat at National Stamp and Coin Show

Dealer Yvon Chicoine, representing Quebec’s esteemed Monnaies De Versailles Inc., engages with a customer, addressing inquiries amidst the vibrant atmosphere of the National Postage Stamp & Coin Show.

The coin and stamp show, held at the Hilton Mississauga on April 6-7, boasted a remarkable turnout, particularly on opening day, with a substantial influx of collectors filling the expansive 9,100  sq. ft. ballroom throughout the day. Over the weekend, more than 50 dealers from across Canada enjoyed a steady stream of collectors at the... Continue reading →

Rare Indian Treaty No. 7 silver medal, ‘King of Canadian Coins’ go to auction

The Prominence X sale includes a silver Indian Treaty No. 7 medal (Lot 736), issued in 1877. It has a pre-sale estimate of $30,000-plus.

The Prominence X Sale is delivering a showcase of rarities and historical artifacts, including an Indian Treaty No. 7 medal, a 1900 $4 banknote in uncirculated condition and the elusive “King of Canadian Coins”: a 1921 fifty cents in Mint State condition. The Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC)’s April 20-25 sale offers more than 2,300 lots... Continue reading →

Symposium explores links between money and war

“Money, War and More” is the theme of the Second Annual Numismatics Symposium presented by Nickle Galleries and the Calgary Numismatic Society (CNS). “The Money, War and More symposium examines the interplay between money, power and the capacity to wage war, starting in the ancient era and progressing through to the present,” explains Marina Fischer,... Continue reading →

Weyburn $10 among rare banknotes set to hit the auction block in April

Colonial Acres describes this 1911 $10 Weyburn Security Bank note (Lot 987) as ‘among the top graded examples available for public purchase.’ The banknote is making its auction debut at the April 5-6 Spring Premier Numismatic Auction.

A 1911 Weyburn Security Bank $10 note, “hiding in a collector’s possession for many decades,” will make its public debut at Colonial Acres’ Spring Premier Numismatic Auction. “This note is pretty special considering it has not been auctioned before and has not been listed in the Canadian Paper Money Society (CPMS) registry, either,” says co-auctioneer... Continue reading →

Victoria Coin Club closing in on 70 years

Victoria Coin Club executive, from the left: Treasurer Craig Nash, VP Ron Stefik, Past President Ian Cheffins, President Jon Taylor, directors George Anderson, Brian Davison, Joel Koett, and absent is Secretary Dale Mosher. (Photo submitted)

It was 1955 when Mervyn Weynton and Palmer Dahl held the first meeting of the Victoria Numismatic Society in the ornate Spencer Mansion, now the site of the Art Gallery of Victoria. More recently, the club has been meeting every month, except in summer, on the upper floor of a local church. The goal has... Continue reading →

Security a major concern among coin dealers, CAND president says

CAND President Michael Findlay presides over the association’s annual general meeting held in Hamilton this January. (Photo by Mike Walsh)

Security remains a major concern and priority for Canada’s numismatic dealers. “I have scrolled through all the emails involving CAND (Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers) and re-read my president’s report from last year. The resounding theme over the last 12 months is security, security, and security,” association president Michael Findlay said at the annual general... Continue reading →

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