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 →

Mints must continue to ‘motivate collectors’

Long-time Canadian dealer Steven Bromberg (far left and on the above screen) speaks during a panel discussion at the Mint Directors Conference on, “Rethinking Numismatics – Appealing to the New Collector.” Joining Bromberg on the panel were Niels Hagerman of MDM, MC Garofalo of APMEX, and Charlie Chan of the LPM Group. The 2023 conference was hosted by the Royal Canadian Mint. Photo by Mike Walsh.

Offering collectors “some kind of rarity” would be a great opportunity for Mints around the world to further engage collectors. That’s one of the key messages four worldwide dealers offered to the Mints during a panel discussion held at the 2023 Mint Directors Conference in Ottawa this fall. “Here in Canada, we have a lot of... Continue reading →

RCNA numismatic collection available at Nickle Galleries

For decades, University of Calgary’s Nickle Galleries has had the largest and most important academic coin collection in Canada, the Nickle Numismatic Collection. This rich teaching and research resource comprises over 16,000 ancient Greek and Roman coins, 7,000 medieval coins as well as early modern coins, bank notes and non-Western currencies. It also includes significant holdings of... Continue reading →

New year kicks off with a rarity-filled auction

Session 2 opens with Lot 396, an 1838 Province of Nova Scotia treasury note, with signatures. ‘This is the first note of its kind that we have had the opportunity to offer through our sales,’ says the Canadian Numismatic Company.

The new year is off to a fantastic start for collectors as the first major auction of 2024 is offering many rarities, including a Prince Edward Island holey dollar, a 1838 Province of Nova Scotia treasury note, a premium militaria collection and “stunning” lots of top-graded Canadian coins. It all starts on Friday, Jan. 19... Continue reading →

London dealer back at store after violent robbery

A January robbery at London Gold Buyer, a dealer store in London, Ont., sent owner Daniel Loewith to the hospital for nearly nine months. A member of the Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers, Loewith was placed in an induced coma for several weeks and has undergone 34 minor procedures plus four major surgeries.

After nearly nine months in the hospital, including several weeks in an induced coma, an Ontario dealer has returned to work with no fears about the violent robbery that sent him there. On the morning of Jan. 5, four Toronto men entered London Gold Buyer in London, Ont., where one of them shot owner Daniel... Continue reading →

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