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Volume 51 – #04

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Volume 51#04

June 4 – June 17, 2013

The note's reverse features a motif of

Hadfield puts polymer $5 in orbit, new $10 on track

The setting was appropriate, since the note features images of Canadarm2 and Dextre, Canadian robotic innovations used to build and maintain the station. “I try to inspire young Canadians to aim high,” Hadfield said. “This new $5 bill should do the same. By giving prominence to Canadian achievements in space, this banknote reminds us that not even the sky is the limit.” Continue reading →

Features
Army Bill, holey dollar part of upcoming Bell auction
Page 14

Regulars
Trends
Focus on Canadian paper money
Page 26
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 32
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 35
Editorial
Foreign strategy may alienate some collectors

At this time the vast majority of collectors spending money on Mint issues are Canadians, and what’s more, more than 75 cents of out every dollar the Mint makes in numismatic issues comes from this country. That means that Canadians, as a group, easily spend more than $100 million a year on collector coins. That’s not counting collector purchases of bullion issues, or the value of circulating coins culled by numismatists each year. That’s a huge market, with a very large profit margin.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Rejected American token found home in Lower Canada
Page 10
Ted Banning
The World of Money
Troubled life plagued early numismatic publisher
Page 12

Bret Evans
Back Issues
A look back at numismatic history through CCN’s 50 years...
Page 18
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Coins capture mostly lost Nabataean culture
Page 24

Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Die varieties salute birth of national coin
Page 31
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
After four years of columns, scrutiny comes with the terr...
Page 34

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