Volume 51 – #06

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Volume 51#06

July 2 – July 15, 2013

Louisbourg settlement’s 300 years marked by coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued two new coins marking the 300th anniversary of the founding of the settlement of Louisbourg, on Cape Breton Island. Founded in 1713 by 150 colonists from France, the settlement quickly grew into a fortress with one of the largest military garrisons in North America. Construction of the fortification was mostly done between 1730 and 1740. Continue reading →

Rare polymer note fetches more than $20K
Page 19
No reserves in June Torex sale
Page 23
Martin Short offers his vision of Canada, on a coin
Page 36

Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 19
Focus on Canadian 10 cents
Page 24
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Discarded cent makes some noise among numismatists

Now that all 1-cent coins are being recalled and melted, any survivors out in general use will disappear within the next 24 months. Finally, and this point bears remembering, there are plenty of cases of people poring through rolls and even boxes of 2006 coins and not finding a single error. Those failed searches don’t make headlines. What we can say for sure is that this discovery has dramatically increased the number of certified examples, and more than doubled the number of known examples.

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By Bret Evans
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Parthians presented tough opposition for Roman Empire
Page 10
Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
1986 Vancouver centennial silver dollar
Page 11

Ted Banning
The World of Money
David R. Gibson: Numismatist, mason, and labour leader
Page 12
Bret Evans
Ask The Experts
Off-centre cores common with 1996 toonies
Page 16

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Creator of War of 1812 tribute remains a mystery
Page 17
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Canadian edge errors come in many varieties
Page 22

Bret Evans
Back Issues
A look back at numismatic history through CCN’s 50 years...
Page 32
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Time Lord turns 50
Page 34

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