Volume 51 – #05

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Volume 51#05

June 18 – July 1, 2013

Mint ups ante to $100 for $100 with new bison coin

The coin is described as the first in a series called Wildlife in Motion. It is not known how many coins will be in the series, or if they will all be offered as $100 for $100 coins. The Mint’s previous issues of “face-value” silver coins have been limited to a series of coins being sold for $20, with much less silver. Those issues have proven popular, usually selling out in a relatively short period of time. Continue reading →

Canadian connection on British five-pound banknote
Page 14
Gold kilo coin marks two key battles of War of 1812
Page 21

Focus on Canadian 5 cent silver and nickel
Page 22
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 28
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 31
Bison won’t roam anywhere near circulation

Legal tender does not mean an item can be converted into another form of cash, but simply that it can be used to pay a debt. When a merchant or bank agrees to swap four 25-cent pieces for a dollar or vice versa, it is doing a favour. The redemption of coins is the prerogative of the federal government, if it so chooses. It also has limits. Sure we all hear about people offering to pay their tax bill or some fine in pocket change as a form of protest, but it doesn’t quite work that way.

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By Bret Evans
Ted Banning
The World of Money
Early Canadian treasures a specialty for Woods
Page 8
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Gold rush spawned need for Bank of B.C.
Page 10

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Magdalen Island penny may have halfpenny counterpart
Page 11
Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
Remembering promotions of the Royal Trust
Page 12

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Create your collection with determined purpose
Page 13
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Accuracy never guaranteed in online listings
Page 16

Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Artist draws animals into inspired landscapes
Page 20
Bret Evans
Back Issues
A look back at numismatic history through CCN’s 50 years...
Page 31

Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
This reptile is remarkable
Page 32

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