Canada 150 coins capture ‘heartfelt expressions’

Five consecutive press conferences were held across Canada on Nov. 2 when the Royal Canadian Mint announced the winning designs of the Canada 150 circulating coins. Here, St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik joins Wesley Klassen whose design will appear on the 150th anniversary one-dollar coin. The unveiling took place at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. Photo by Rachel Lieske.

An eight-year-old Richmond Hill girl, Joelle Wong, is among the Canadians whose designs have been selected for the Canada 150 circulating coins coming out next year. Wong’s design, which will appear on the 25-cent coin, is called Hope, and shows a bird, turtle, and beaver with a plant stem and pair of hands. “I love... Continue reading →

Use a little ‘uncommon cents’ to promote hobby

For many years, the Royal Canadian and American Numismatic Associations organized special events, making a concerted effort to showcase our fine hobby to the public each October during “Coin Week.” A unique ANA initiative asked individual collectors, clubs and coin dealers to distribute inexpensive collector coins: the type readily available to the collector community, but... Continue reading →

History draws top dollars at Hoare sale

A scarce Indian chief medal from King George II sold for the full estimate of $5,000 before the buyer’s premium and taxes. It is the second Indian medal to be sold by Hoare this year.

It seems that history is in demand, with auction lots with a story going for big bucks at Jeffrey Hoare Auctions’ September sale. “The sale went very well,” Wendy Hoare said. “History is something that everyone is interested in and want to own. The lots with history were highly contested.” One example was an Indian... Continue reading →

Consider numismatic pairings

Like pairing a fine wine with a delectable meal, numismatic items like coins, currency, tokens and medals, can be matched with other collectibles to enhance their appeal, create dazzling exhibits and to add a little extra flair and enjoyment to your collecting life. I happen to have a passion for collecting just about anything. While... Continue reading →

Earlier consignments brings out new Indian medal

Earlier auction activity has led to the consignment of this King George III Indian Chief Peace medal, of a pattern issued in the late 1700s.

Once again, Jeffrey Hoare Auctions has an Indian Chief Medal listed in an upcoming sale, scheduled to be offered in the firm’s Sept. 17-18 sale, held in conjunction with the London Numismatic Society. The medal is a King George III medal, with the monarch’s effigy on one side and the Royal Coat of Arms on... Continue reading →

‘You are going, period.’

This is a very important column! Today, I am asking you to take a good, hard look at your collection and ask yourself, “what will happen to it when I’m gone?” You’re not immortal. None of us are. So the day will come, when you will no longer be around to take care of your... Continue reading →

It’s all about coins and people

I’ve just returned from another fabulous RCNA convention and once again, I’m having a very difficult time deciding just what the highlight of the six-day event was. Running from July 19 until July 24, the convention had so many great moments and events that I certainly won’t be able to cover them all in this... Continue reading →

Chet Krause left his imprint on CCN

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to meet, and get to know, some numismatic giants. Unfortunately, many are not with us anymore. Not that long ago I added another name to the list of great numismatists I will no longer see: Chet Krause. Among collectors his name is legendary. Shortly after the Second... Continue reading →

Canadian numismatists owe a debt to Chet Krause

Chester 'Chet' Krause of Iola, Wisconsin launched what was then known as Canada Coin News in June 1963. The popular and successful hobby publisher died in June 2016.

Volume 1 No. 1 of Canada Coin News, as it was then known, was officially launched on June 3, 1963 by publisher, Chester L. Krause of Iola, Wisconsin. He was likely better known as the founder of Numismatic News and for his hobby publishing empire, Krause Publications; but without Krause’s efforts in creating CCN, who... Continue reading →

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