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Volume 51 – #09

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Volume 51#09

August 13 – August 26, 2013

Expectations exceeded at Torex auction

“The national interest seemed high, and this was reflected especially in the high number of registered Internet and mail bidders,” Marc Verret told Canadian Coin News. “That made for some long and aggressive bidding sessions, which I believe all on hand enjoyed.” Verret said both sessions were a success, with the second session being the strongest of the weekend. “Overall sales exceeded our expectations once again.” Continue reading →

Features
New partnership helps keep popular coin show going
Page 31

Regulars
Trends
Focus on Special Commemoratives
Page 22
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 27
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 28
Editorial
You’ve got to know enough to study the book

The reason I mention it here is that I was immediately reminded of one of the first things I learned about coin collecting. That old maxim “buy the book before you buy the coin.” In this case the reason the collector found a great rarity was because he knew enough to know what to look for, and wasn’t afraid to act on his knowledge. Established collectors know that, all other things being equal, whoever knows the most makes the best deal. I discovered this early on, when purchasing one of my first Victoria silver crowns.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Britain’s centuries-old Barclays issued Canadian notes
Page 10
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Token-issuing Halifax hardware merchant had Loya...
Page 11

Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Toonie acted as platform to welcome Nunavut
Page 12
Ted Banning
The World of Money
Like his collection, Andrew Baird was well travelled
Page 13

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Collecting goals must be obtainable, affordable
Page 15
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Some errors need to be seen to be authenticated and app...
Page 16

Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
Famous Farouk sale big on caveat emptors
Page 21
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
World below the waves
Page 30

Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Artist’s wartime visions leave lasting impressions on Mint
Page 32
Bret Evans
Back Issues
A look back at numismatic history through CCN’s 50 years...
Page 31

Bret Evans
Book Review
Charlton updates guide to Canadian paper money
Page 33
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