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Volume 53 – #10

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Volume 53#10

August 25 – September 7, 2015

Serge Pelletier (right) is given the highest honour in Canadian numismatics, the J. Douglas Ferguson Award, by Ron Greene.

Notable numismatists earn hobby’s top honours

Serge Pelletier and William Cross received some lofty and well-deserved recognition from the hobby at the 62nd annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA). Pelletier was given Canadian numismatics’ highest honour, the J. Douglas Ferguson Award, for his great contributions to the advancement of the hobby in Canada over the past 12 months; however, his work in numismatics goes back much further than the past year. And Cross, who has been involved in the hobby for an equally long time, earned the Paul Fiocca Award for his long-term meritorious service to the RCNA. He recently retired and sold Charlton Press, the renowned numismatic publishing company he took over from James E. Charlton in 1980. Continue reading →

Features
‘Weak floor, strong prices’ at RCNA auction
Page 1
Franklin coin in the works before discovery of HMS Erebus
Page 1
Eastern hospitality at RCNA Convention
Page 6
Beloved Bluenose brings big sales for RCNA
Page 9
Future Legacy sales reserved for ‘significant’ collections
Page 9

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian ten cents
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Editorial
Initiatives aim to fire up the hobby

As I write this column in the midst of a heat wave in Ontario, with humidity making the temperatures feel about 40 C, I cannot help but feel a “heat wave” is in the works as I think about what’s ahead this fall for Trajan Media. While we are trying to enjoy hot summer weather, behind the scenes at Trajan – publishers of Canadian Coin News and Canadian Stamp News – we are also busy working on new initiatives we will be releasing this fall and winter. Here are some of the highlights I want to share with you:

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By mwalsh
Columns
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
‘Broken Leaf’ means ultra rare Un Sou token
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Buying modern rolls to find errors a real crapshoot
Page 16

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Elusive E.A. Cardinal known only from his tokens
Page 22
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
The Anarchy spawned variety of rare coins
Page 24

Jesse Robitaille
Numismatic Profile
Collector ‘frames’ hobby with show and tell
Page 26
Jesse Robitaille
New Issues
Mount Rushmore
Page 29

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