Volume 52 – #22

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Volume 52#22

February 10 – February 23, 2015

The first of four coins (top left) honouring the 200th birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald was unveiled in Kingston, Ont., on today's date in 2015.

OTD: Macdonald coin marks 200th anniversary of first prime minister’s birth

Collectors will be watching their pocket change for their latest circulating commemorative coin, a $2 piece honouring the 200th anniversary of the birth of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Launched on Jan. 11 in Kingston, Ont., the community most associated with Macdonald, the coin shows a portrait of the father of Confederation on the core, with a modern map of Canada in the background. The outer ring has the dual dates 1815 and 2015. The security features of micro-engraved maple leaves and laser etching also appear on the obverse. Continue reading →

Second Legacy Sale fills three auction catalogues
Page 1
Mint abandons gold for colour on centrepiece of 2015 Proof Set
Page 4
New series contrasts significant sites
Page 29

CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian five cent
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
PMs on our money don’t strike right chord

Regular readers will know that I am a huge fan of circulating commemorative coins. Admittedly, one reason is that I like seeing different coins in my change, but I also think it is a great way to engage new collectors.

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By Bret Evans
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Penny took shape after Romans left Britain
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Controversy continues to swirl around Vexator tokens
Page 16

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Toronto hatter, furrier was also a numismatist
Page 17
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Messed-up metals mix makes for mistakes
Page 20

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Lovin’ every minute of selling coins
Page 22
Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
Tokens, souvenir coins take you around the world
Page 23

Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Impactful moldavite
Page 32

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