My Dad, the Coin Man

Many of the fond memories I have with my Dad revolve around his involvement with coin collecting. In fact, one of my earliest memories takes place at a coin collector’s meeting. (Dad was the president of the Nickel Belt Coin Club at the time). While I was not an active member (as a five-year-old I... Continue reading →

How will you celebrate Canada 150?

The year was 1967 and I was a wide-eyed, happy, somewhat rambunctious little four-year old. At the time, I didn’t know what the significance of that year was to Canada, but I had certainly noticed that odd-looking fish dime that I would eventually spend at the convenience store up the street. I was bedazzled by... Continue reading →

Canadian cents, U.S. coins soar at Landon sale

This 1915 ICCS Mint State-67 Large Cent sold at the Landon sale for $9,750, plus buyer’s premium, well above the $3,750 estimate.

There were many highs at the G.F. Landon sale – the first of four days of the Canadian Legacy Sale II, featuring more than 3,200 lots and $6 million worth of coins, tokens, medals and banknotes. With the small Osgoode Room of Toronto’s Hilton Hotel filled to capacity, Session One began with 12 lots of... Continue reading →

Rare treaty medal finds way back to Native hands

A rare Treaty 4 medal has been repatriated back to Saskatchewan.

A rare Treaty 4 medal has been returned to its Saskatchewan home, thanks to a community-spirited bidder. Paula Acoose and Ray McCallum heard about the medal, which was offered in Jeffrey Hoare Auction’s September sale. Without time to raise funds for the medal, they decided to use their savings to cover the initial cost. Treaty... Continue reading →

Scarce Canadian coins sell on both sides of the border

The scarce pattern made prior to the production of Newfoundland $2 gold coins differs from the final coin in small details, such as the dots and lines on either side of the obverse effigy.

A pattern 1865 gold $2 from Newfoundland changed hands for more than $100,000 at the Heritage Auction held April 10 in Chicago. Continue reading →

Mint enjoys record sales year

Bullion was a bigger seller for 2013, with the sale of gold maple leaf coins up nearly 50 per cent over the year before.

The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) enjoyed another record year driven by sales in bullion, collector coins and producing coins for foreign clients Continue reading →

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