Volume 53 – #20

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Volume 53#20

January 12 – January 25, 2016

The SNO medal shows the giant acrylic plastic sphere located 2,000 metres below ground and filled with 1,000 tonnes of heavy water, while the reverse shows the Big Nickel Monument and the snowflake shaped Science North Building.

Not a typical year-end review

am not a fan of your typical “year-in-review” formula for media of any type. I believe that instead of a recap, readers of print publications at least, might better appreciate some thoughts about what made the previous year different from any other. In relation to numismatics, perhaps a look at how certain events impacted the hobby might better serve the community, along with an analysis of events after they have settled out a bit. There are also some coin-related news items, such as new issues, that saw only limited coverage in the press, so some of these might be worthy of a little more attention now. Continue reading →

Big Nickel driven by entrepreneurial zeal
Page 1
American Eagle sales hits all-time high
Page 6
Lots of draws, food and fellowship at Brantford Numismatic Society lunch
Page 16
Collectors get their loupes out for numismatic test
Page 22
Every coin show has a story and unique finds
Page 25

CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian five cents
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Your feedback will help forge a better CCN

By the time you are reading this column, we have released a comprehensive readership survey to more than 3,500 readers who are on our email list. I am hoping you are one of them. If not, I would urge you to email or call me (my direct line is 905-646-4820) for a copy of the survey. The opinion of every collector on the future direction of Canadian Coin News matters to me and my entire team. It’s been a while since CCN has reached out to our readers with an in-depth survey, seeking your input on everything from how much time you spend, on average, reading CCN to which columnists you regularly read and what you would like to read more of, or less of. We are planning a redesign and format change to CCN sometime in 2016. Your input will certainly help us map out the new look and consider additional features and enhancements. That’s why it’s so important for us to receive your feedback on the future editorial direction of your Canadian Coin News. So if you haven’t received the survey by email, let me know and I will be sure to get a copy of the survey to you.

Continue reading →

By mwalsh
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Rockies hit their peak on notes from 1950s to ’80s
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Token’s possible fur trade origin still in question
Page 16

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
More dellaminations misidentified on the Internet
Page 20
Ted Banning
The World of Money
Fledgling ANA included Peterborough dealer
Page 24

Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 28

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