Volume 54 – #14

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Volume 54#14

October 18 – October 31, 2016

A scarce Indian chief medal from King George II sold for the full estimate of $5,000 before the buyer’s premium and taxes. It is the second Indian medal to be sold by Hoare this year.

History draws top dollars at Hoare sale

It seems that history is in demand, with auction lots with a story going for big bucks at Jeffrey Hoare Auctions’ September sale. “The sale went very well,” Wendy Hoare said. “History is something that everyone is interested in and want to own. The lots with history were highly contested.” One example was an Indian medal from King George III, with the monarch’s effigy on one side and the Royal Coat of Arms on the other. Described as VG the 76.7 mm medal is missing the original loop suspension, and has a small hole below so the medal could be worn, and a broken section on the rim. King George III reigned from 1760 to 1820 and medals were awarded to First Nations peoples as a sign of friendship and loyalty. The medal had a pre-sale estimate of $5,000 and was hammered down for the full amount. Prices quoted in this article are hammer price, and do not include taxes and buyer’s premium. Continue reading →

Numismatic neighbours: the social history of coin collecting in Canada
Page 1
Mint employee accused of stealing $180K in gold
Page 1
Souvenir and award medals immortalize the ‘Ex’
Page 11
Banknotes pay tribute to role of railways in Canada
Page 20

CCN Trends
Focus on Proof-like singles
Page 12
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Club looks to grow hobby through numismatic outreach

Kudos to the South Wellington Coin Society for their creative efforts in reaching out to their local community. The club sends me their monthly newsletter, The Wellington Circular, which I read thoroughly to learn what is happening at the club level while also looking for items to share with readers of Canadian Coin News. (This is a great way to help promote your club, so be sure to send me your newsletter to info@trajan.ca.) While reading Judy Blackman’s “Editor’s Message,” I learned the club is holding an educational symposium free to the public. “We are looking for folks new to the hobby or on the fence about entering the hobby, and folks who never heard of numismatics and are interested in learning more,” she writes. What a fantastic and inspiring way to reach out to your local community.

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By mwalsh
Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Coins trace the long, ancient history of America
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
More than one side to the story of uniface Blacksmiths
Page 10

Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
St. George slew the dragon on paper too
Page 21
Ted Banning
The World of Money
Montreal collector championed many causes
Page 22

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
To slab or not to slab your errors
Page 26
Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
Brampton Rotary coin show has heart
Page 28

Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 29
Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
These medals will slake a collector’s thirst
Page 32

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