Volume 52 – #17

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Volume 52#17

December 2 – December 15, 2014

The silver $20 piece showing a springtime maple tree canopy is nominated for Most Artistic Coin.

Canadian issues net six Coin of the Year nods

Canada did well in the annual Coin of the Year awards program, with nominees in six of the 10 categories for the 2015 award. Marc Brule, interim master of the Royal Canadian Mint, said the nominations were a tribute to the consistent quality and innovation of the Mint’s coins. “The Royal Canadian Mint prides itself on producing coins which consistently stand out for their design, quality, and innovations and the nominations we continue to receive under the annual Coin of the Year award program are a tremendous endorsement of our work,” he said. Continue reading →

Coin marks hockey centennial
Page 1
Mint unleashes wild kingdom on coins
Page 4
Mint adds to series, offers new sets
Page 24

CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian Paper Money
Page 10
CCN marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Canadian design, innovation recognized around the world

Once a year, for as long as I can remember, Krause Publications holds the Coin of the Year (COTY) competition. I wish it were Canadian Coin News that hosted the competition, but I’m afraid they had the idea long before I came on the scene. I content myself by remembering that Krause was the first owner of CCN, so it’s still sort of in the family. In the interest of full disclosure, I should point out that I am on the internatinal panel of judges for the COTY. I got the job when Jerry Remick, a numismatic expert and CCN columnist, died. Since then I have done my best to honour Jerry by voting the way he would have. By that I mean by ignoring national pride and voting for the coins that are the best.

Continue reading →

By Bret Evans
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Trying to keep peace in War of 1812
Page 9
Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Victoria shows her age on 1887 coinage
Page 15

Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Notes’ faces, signatures tell stories of Ontario history
Page 16
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Much ado about the value of toned coins
Page 20

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Halifax hobbyist was in hot pursuit of coins
Page 22
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Falling for Frozen
Page 26

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