Coin shows are often full of special finds, and the recent RCNA Show and Bourse didn’t disappoint as collectors had an opportunity to view a rare set of 1862 British Columbia pattern coins. The two rare coins were on display at Sandy Campbell’s booth, during the 62nd annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA), held in Halifax, N.S. Campbell, owner of Proof Positive Coins in Baddeck, N.S., has been showing off his jointly owned set of 1862 British Columbia pattern coins, which are worth more than $2.5 million altogether. Continue reading →
I’m sure that most of you are the same as me; coins and numismatics just seem to pop up in all sorts of conversations. It happened again recently with a few friends who have never, ever, voiced an interest in coins of any sort. That in itself is unusual, because I’m sure 99 out of 100 people have a little plastic bag of interesting coins they hang on to, convinced they have to be worth something. In this case, my friend’s wife suddenly announced they had bought their first coin, the Royal Canadian Mint’s Bugs Bunny issue. Now I know people either love or hate that coin, and I know the entire face value series is controversial.
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