A possibily unique note from La Banque Jacques Cartier will be offered for auction March 28. The sale, being conducted by The Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC), is their first appearance at Nuphilex, being held March 27 to 29 at the Complexe EVO, 420 Sherbrooke West, Montreal. The note is believed to be the only one of that year and series issued by the bank, which failed in 1889, before being reorganized a year later. The 1889 $10 note has been graded PMG Very Fine 25. Marc Verret, of TCNC, said it is the only example he knows of which has two signatures, and was actually issued to the public. Continue reading →
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After nearly 25 years as editor of Canadian Coin News, this is my last column. Not bad for a job that I originally figured would be fun for a year, maybe two, before going back to regular journalism. I still find it hard to believe that it was 1990 when I first sat down and wrote my first coin articles. Not the very first, but one of them, was about the possibility of the one-cent coin being withdrawn. It took a while, but I finally saw that happen. Among my other early stories were the challenges involved in spending non-circulating legal tender, the proliferation of new issues, worries about the lack of new collectors, and various debates on third-party grading. Some things, it seems, never change. Yet the numismatic world of today is very different than it was back then.
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