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Volume 53 – #08

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Volume 53#08

July 28 – August 10, 2015

This rare 1870 $1 ‘Payable at Victoria’ banknote, of which only two are known to exist, sold for $48,875 at the Torex auction. The other example belongs to the National Currency Museum.

Rare banknote sells for $49,000 at Torex auction

other Torex show and auction. Held in conjunction with The Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC), the three-session sale saw more than 2,200 lots cross the auction block at a total value exceeding $2.5 million. The auction’s first two sessions were held June 26 and 27 at the Regency Ballroom in downtown Toronto’s Hyatt Regency hotel, and session three was held online on June 29. Auctioneers Marc Verret and Eric Pacquet said they were proud to offer material from nearly 40 consignors from across the continent. Continue reading →

Features
New coin grading guide features ‘large-sized, high-definition images’
Page 1
Gold game changes with prices
Page 1
‘Greatest outdoor show on earth’ commemorated with new Mint-struck coin
Page 6
Moore memorial sees family, friends gather for celebration of life
Page 9
Gillick broke the mould with Queen’s portrait
Page 26
Lots to learn at RCNA’s convention
Page 28

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian five cents
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling
Page 38
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 41
Editorial
Coins and the Maritimes will combine for funtastic times

ng to do these days, it still can’t replace in-person networking at events like the annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association. The first RCNA Convention I attended was in Winnipeg in July 2013, just a few weeks after I assumed the publisher’s role at Canadian Coin News. It was a perfect opportunity to meet our readers, dealers, advertisers and leaders of coin clubs and associations. It helped me to quickly become immersed in the hobby and, more importantly, build relationships with fellow collectors.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Montreal tailor’s token exceptionally rare
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Die trial setup pieces must be closely scrutinized
Page 16

Ted Banning
The World of Money
McColl filled in blanks on turn-of-the-century tokens
Page 19
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Lead tokens were popular in medieval England
Page 20

Jesse Robitaille
Numismatic Profile
The hobby’s ‘supplier’ is retiring after 45 years
Page 24
Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
Numismatic book finds leads to Maundy money
Page 30

Jesse Robitaille
New Issues
Sea pearl
Page 37
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