Volume 52 – #08

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Volume 52#08

July 29 – August 11, 2014

The iconic Canadian photograph Wait for me, Daddy will form the basis of a new Canadian $2 to be issued later this year.

Circulating coin recalls costliest conflicts

The government has approved a new circulating $2 coin, as well as two new, significantly greater, denominations of non-circulating legal tender coins. An order in council, issued July 2, has authorized coins with the values of $1,000 and $1,250, and the issue of a $2 coin, using the famous image Wait For Me, Daddy, taken in 1940, which shows a young boy catching up to his father, who was marching with his regiment. As a circulating coin, design details are outlined in the order. The coin will show a partial reproduction of the photograph in the centre, and the outer ring will have the words “remember” in English and French, with two laser-mark maple leaves. The edge will have the words “Canada” and “2 dollars,” with maple leaves. Continue reading →

Chartered notes reach new heights at Toronto sale
Page 1
Symbolism abounds on British round pound
Page 13
Mint unveils historic lineup of coins
Page 16

Focus on Canadian five cents
Page 22
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 37
Auction results don’t always reflect Trends

I was recently reminded of how much in numismatics is more science than art. At a recent auction, I saw two apparently identical lots appear on the block. Now when I stay identical, they were essentially the same coin and year, with the same grade. They both sold, but one sold for close to double that of the lot that followed. That got me to thinking about the challenges of trying to figure out what something is actually worth.

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By Bret Evans
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Tracing the magic of Tiffin hoards
Page 10
Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Illustrator makes the best of detours on road of life
Page 12

Bret Evans
MacroCoin’s resources worth the online membership
Page 14
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Twelve Caesars great starting point for Roman collection
Page 18

Ted Banning
The world of Money
Niagara Falls numismatist marked Battle of Lundy’s Lane
Page 30
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Reverent Remembrance
Page 32

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Re-examining the blanking process
Page 36

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