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Volume 51 – #12

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Volume 51#12

September 24 – October 7, 2013

ANA showgoers were offered special Canadian UNC set

Once again, the Royal Canadian Mint offered a special Uncirculated set at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) summer show and convention, held last month in Chicago. The set, which is similar to those issued in previous years, has a cardboard holder showing a canoe with places for the five-, 10-, and 25-cent coins, as well as the $1 and $2 coins. Continue reading →

Features
Regina show features rare patterns
Page 11
Storage Wars star opens coin store
Page 14
Fifty-year-old British design sees light of day
Page 20
The business of making money
Page 32

Regulars
Trends
Focus on Canadian dollars
Page 22
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Editorial
Mackennal, Ironside came from different eras of design

Coin designs often have to pass through the hands of bureaucrats and study groups before getting into production, a process that’s not conducive to artistic risks. Modern coin designers have great talent, but I suspect much less artistic freedom than many would like to have. Just once I would like to hear someone tell me how the entire coin design, from conceptualization on, was the work of one mind and one pair of hands.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Philip and son marked Rome’s 1,000th anniversary
Page 10
Ted Banning
The World of Money
Brantford numismatist also a child advocate
Page 12

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Token captures essence of Prince Edward Island
Page 13
Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Wartime 50-cent piece in short supply
Page 17

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Potentially valuable coins may be worth encapsulating
Page 21
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Last flight of the Concorde
Page 28

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