Volume 51#14

October 22 – November 4, 2013

George and the Dragon one-ounce gold premium bullion coin, now available.

Loss of a numismatic great

When it became clear the Charlton catalogues were not included in the sale of the company, the sale came to a screeching halt,” Cross said. “Forbes went to Jim and Jim signed over the copyrights to Canada Coin and Stamp to Forbes in order that the sale could go through. “He signed over the catalogue copyrights five years after the original sale, with no gain to him. There are very few people who would do this. Jim was a man of honour.” Continue reading →

Toronto sale to offer more than $1.7M in coins, notes, tokens
Page 21
Mint expands ‘face value’ series with second $100 coin
Page 30

Focus on Maritimes
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 31
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 34
Jim Charlton: a class act for more than a century

I find it remarkable that I knew Jim for nearly a quarter-century, and that he was nearly 80 years old when I first met him. At that time he was already retired, and a living legend in the truest sense of the word. He had started out as a coin enthusiast, and then a part-time dealer, then a book publisher, and finally a numismatic expert. Along the way he was also an auctioneer and president of the then Canadian Numismatic Association. Eventually his name became synonymous with coin collecting in Canada. For years he was present at almost every numismatic event of significance and always had a quick smile and firm handshake.

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By Bret Evans
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Roman emperors preserved ancient structures on coins
Page 10
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Over-struck Blacksmith tokens hold many mysteries
Page 11

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Gravel attracted ANA’s enthusiasm to Montreal
Page 14
Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Retired airman lobbies for Unknown Soldier tribute coin
Page 19

Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
The frightening side of exonumia
Page 20
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Why you should keep an inventory
Page 24

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again... and again
Page 32
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Remembering JFK
Page 38

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