For one collector, an unusual coin has turned out to be a remarkable find. Four years ago Daryl Anderson, a United States collector from Washington State, spotted the coin, an 1872H 25-cent piece struck in copper, for sale online. With an interest in Canadian coins, Anderson was intrigued by the novelty. The British owner of the coin told Anderson it had been part of a larger group of mixed foreign coins. After successfully bidding for the coin, Anderson set out to find out more about his new acquisition, but without much success. “I’ve been trying to find out more about it for years,” he said. A savvy collector, he sent the coin to Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) for authentication. Continue reading →
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There’s an important acronym that attendees at this year’s Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) convention will hear a lot about: CAFNE. And anyone associated with CAFNE is hoping it will become top of mind for all numismatists, thanks to a special reception that will be held during the Ottawa convention. CAFNE stands for the Canadian Association for Numismatic Education. As stated on its website, the non-profit organization’s mandate includes:
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