Volume 53 – #17

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Volume 53#17

December 1 – December 14, 2015

The centenary of the Eugenia Hydroelectric Generating Station in southwestern Ontario is marked on one of 255 medals, each struck in one of seven different finishes, in 2015.

OTD: Southern Ontario hydro station officially opens

lectricity touches nearly every aspect of our lives. Can you even imagine life without it? People living prior to the 20th century had to face such a reality. Homes were heated by burning coal or wood, while light was produced by burning kerosene gas or candles. Machinery was operated by horse or steam power. Life was simple, but labour-intensive. Today, electricity is abundant and helps make our lives so much easier. We can produce it by using fossil fuels such as uranium or gas, or by using renewable resources, such as wind, solar energy or water. Continue reading →

Hobby has both thrived, struggled over 150-plus years
Page 1
Loon lands on Mint’s first ‘geometry in art’ silver coin series
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Moncton hospital a benefactor of special Bell fall auction sale
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Numismatist reveals four sources of money on Titanic
Page 24
Former Canadian ambassador, Ken Taylor, dies
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CCN Trends
Focus on RCM Products
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
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Collector classifieds take to the web

As I wrote in a column during the summer months, here at Trajan Media, we have been busy working behind the scenes on a number of new initiatives to launch over the fall and winter months. Our first major initiative this fall is a new website where numismatist and philatelists can meet at one online marketplace to buy and sell numismatic collectibles including coins, medals, tokens and paper money as well as stamps, postcards and first-day covers. This new online marketplace is called coinstampclassifieds.ca. While the venue is new, selling classifieds has been part of our DNA since our beginnings.

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By mwalsh
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Recent notes pay tribute to veterans, military
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Bank of Upper Canada varieties are plentiful
Page 16

Randy Heimpel
Site can help anyone get off on the right foot
Page 20
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Coins beat up or battered around? Handle them with care
Page 22

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Senator issued medal, and collected them
Page 26
Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 28

Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Same mintage as 1937, but 50 cents of ’38 tougher to find
Page 29

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