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Volume 53 – #22

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Volume 53#22

February 9 – February 22, 2016

The S.S. Great Eastern will figure prominently on all 2016 silver dollar products while the Mint’s 2016 gold coin features the Parliament buildings fire.

2016 silver dollar marks ushering of global communications

History plays a starring role as the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates a wide range of themes in its first offering of new 2016 collector coins. The historic ocean liner S.S. Great Eastern, which laid out the first transatlantic telegraph cable to link North America and Europe via Newfoundland and Ireland in 1866, figures prominently in a design by maritime artist Yves Bérubé on all 2016 silver dollar products. Looking back 100 years to Feb. 3, 1916, the fire that destroyed the Centre Block of Canada’s Parliament buildings but which the Library of Parliament famously survived, is dramatically portrayed by artist Tony Bianco on the Mint’s 2016 $100 gold coin. Dominion sculptor Phil White has created another tribute to Canada’s historic Parliament buildings by reinterpreting the gargoyle-like carvings adorning their exterior of the Ottawa buildings on a new three-coin, ultra-high relief fine silver series. Continue reading →

Features
Collecting Centennial numismatics – a primer
Page 1
ONA convention medal honours Kitchener landmark
Page 1
Demand strong in 2015 for U.S. ‘trophy coins’
Page 6
Canada pulls out all the stops to celebrate Centennial
Page 20
Centennial collectors gearing up for Canada 150
Page 21
Regina coin show features American scrip and Spanish treasure
Page 25

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
How will you celebrate Canada 150?

The year was 1967 and I was a wide-eyed, happy, somewhat rambunctious little four-year old. At the time, I didn’t know what the significance of that year was to Canada, but I had certainly noticed that odd-looking fish dime that I would eventually spend at the convenience store up the street. I was bedazzled by the beautiful wildcat on the quarter that my older brother had acquired. And the bird on the penny, with wings outstretched, was something very special that I would eventually squirrel away in my piggy bank.

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By Jim Szeplaki
Columns
Randy Heimpel
CoinNet
B.C. dealer’s website keeps collectors, customers engaged
Page 8
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Loosened free banking system spurred growth, change
Page 16

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
McDermott and his token are both elusive
Page 22
Ted Banning
The World of Money
B.C. collector vanished suddenly from public life, hobby
Page 24

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Collectors vote: These online listings take the cake.
Page 28
Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 32

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