Volume 50 – #23

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Volume 50#23

February 26 – March 11, 2013


U.S. Flowing Hair silver dollar tops $10 million

“To be a part of this historical occasion is nothing short of amazing,” said Chris Napolitano, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. “Collectors competed with great fervour and energy, resulting in outstanding overall prices realized. The price of the gem 1794 dollar went up and up into the millions, with everyone in the audience on the edge of their seats until at last there was just one bidder remaining. At $10,016,875, a world-record price for any coin had been set. The previous record was $7,590,020 for a 1933 Double Eagle, set in 2002. Continue reading →

Moore auction features more than 1,600 lots
Page 11
Torex heads back downtown with wide-ranging sale
Page 13

Focus on RCM issues
Page 24
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Circulating penny rides off into the sunset

As I write this piece, the humble 1-cent coin sits silently on death row. By the time you read this, the Royal Canadian Mint and the coin-distribution system will no longer be shipping the coin. Not only that, but they will start recalling them, and business will be expected to round transactions off to the nearest five cents. This change, of course, will only affect cash transactions. All other forms of payment, from cheques to debit and credit cards, will still be accounted to the exact amount.

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By Bret Evans
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Home Bank story echoes uncertain economic times
Page 10
Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee one of many milestones of 1897
Page 12

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Collectible counters are a lasting legacy of New France
Page 16
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Fifty-cent coins fell out of circulation during Queen’s re
Page 18

Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Trading city life for country inspiration
Page 19
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Charest variety catalogue lands national distributor
Page 22

Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Change in scenery
Page 36

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