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Volume 53 – #18

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Volume 53#18

December 15 – December 28, 2015

Online dealer John Masterson shows off one of his handmade silver ingots at the Scarborough Coin Club Show.

Local coin shows offer big opportunities

Several small, local shows were held on the weekend of Nov. 7 - 8 in southern Ontario which provided an opportunity to explore the advantages these shows offer collectors. Although these shows were small in comparison to Torex, the Toronto Coin Expo, or shows held at conventions hosted by the Ontario Numismatic Association and the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association, as an example, they were all able to offer a diversity of items which would appeal not only to advanced collectors, but beginning collectors as well. At smaller local shows like the three visited by this reporter, material often surfaces that may not turn up at larger shows. Dealers are more likely to bring inexpensive or less popular medals and tokens since tables are less expensive to rent than at the larger shows. Some of the dealers and collectors who come out to the club shows also do so because of a greater comfort level, due to their being around others who are more familiar to them. These shows often offer opportunities to collectors who specialize in the less popular numismatic items. Continue reading →

Features
1921 50 cent realizes $42,550 at TOREX auction
Page 1
A look at some allegedly amazing die strikes
Page 20
Save your money in more ways than one
Page 25

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian large and small cents
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Editorial
Small, local shows offer change of pace

I recently had the opportunity to take in three local coin shows and I was really quite impressed. I love the big shows – the ONA and RCNA conventions, Torex, Toronto Coin Expo and the many others that I have had the opportunity to attend over the years. But there’s something about a smaller show that just feels kind of right, and kind of comfortable as well.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Alfred offers great medieval collectibles
Page 8
Ted Banning
The World of Money
Brewer was also baseball hall-of-famer, mayor, numismatist
Page 16

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Battle of Waterloo tokens present many questions
Page 22
Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
Beautiful medals have universal impact
Page 26

Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 29
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