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Volume 51 – #18

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Volume 51#18

December 17 – December 30, 2013

Named Most Innovative Coin, Canada’s 25-cent coin depicting Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai shows the dinosaur’s skeleton when examined in darkness.

Glowing dino puts Canada among Coin of the Year finalists

Named the Most Innovative Coin, the 25-cent dinosaur piece shows an image of a Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai – similar to a triceratops – under regular light. In the dark, the skeleton of the animal stands out with a soft green glow. Continue reading →

Features
Micronations take collectors off the beaten path
Page 13
Fall Nuphilex wows Montreal
Page 28
Vancouver entrepreneurs boosting bitcoins’ clout
Page 33

Regulars
Trends
Focus on Special Commemoratives
Page 20
Show and Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 25
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Editorial
Ancient coins better have their papers

The assumption is made that any coin without a provenance going back more than 40 years is assumed to be recently stolen. The bur-den is on the owner to prove the coin was legitimately acquired, not on authorities to prove the coins were stolen.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Bret Evans
Ask The Experts
Die cracks, numeral shifts common on George V coins
Page 8
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Catanean brothers of legend inspired many coin designs
Page 10

Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Ferris wheel made debut in Chicago in 1893
Page 11
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Token’s origins and incorrect bust make for an interesting
Page 12

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Montreal textbook publisher had classical side
Page 14
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Ten ways to kill a coin club
Page 17

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Blue-sky theories on the blanking process
Page 30
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Festive features
Page 32

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