Volume 54 – #16

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Volume 54#16

November 15 – November 28, 2016

Lott 999 features a 1921 50-cent PCGS/ICCS MS66. This beauty is tied as highest graded with only one other example. That PCGS MS66 example was sold at the February 2014 Torex Sale for $277,300. This ‘fantastic issue with superb fields’ is estimated to cross the block at $375,000-$400,000; it has an opening bid of $300,000.

Stunning selection to be offered at the upcoming Torex Auction

Again this time, there’s an “outstanding” selection of numismatic material – some things rare, more things interesting, and still more unexpected – heading into downtown Toronto this November 18-20 for the highly anticipated Torex Auction. In what’s arguably the auction house’s “best sale of the past 10 years,” The Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC) is slated to offer more than 1,800 lots across six major collections as well as selections from 66 consignors across North America. “We’re happy with all our sales, but this particular one – especially at this given time, with the market where it’s at today – is encouraging and exciting to put together,” said TCNC pesident Marc Verret. “It’s one of the best sales we’ve had, or put out to the market, in the past 10 years.” The first two sessions will be held Nov. 18-19 in the Hyatt Regency Hotel’s Regency Ballroom, and session three will be held Nov. 20 via the Internet, phone, fax and snail mail. “Every section of the sale has a highlight or highlights,” said Verret. “There’s a major piece, or a top-graded piece, or an excessively popular piece in every denomination in this sale. We have so much stuff that’s unexpected and interesting and rare that it’s really going to make for an outstanding sale.” Continue reading →

Will monarchs on banknotes disappear after Elizabeth?
Page 1
Trajan launching digital numismatic magazine
Page 1
$2 coin honours Battle of the Atlantic
Page 11
Remembering Doug Robins
Page 11
Numismatic eye exam proves challenging for Expo attendees
Page 19
Toronto dealer picks up a piece of Canadian rail history
Page 24

CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian Paper Money
Page 12
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 34
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 37
Canada 150 sure to bring many numismatic joys

There’s no doubt 2017 is going to be an exciting year for us collectors as Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation. We’re all looking forward to the commemorative coins, medals, medallions, banknotes and much more that will be released over the coming months by the Royal Canadian Mint, Bank of Canada, municipalities, coin clubs and a plethora of other organizations. The hunt, of course, will be on for the rarer pieces that will be released in low mintages, or available only to select individuals and/or organizations. We’re already feeling the excitement, as the Royal Canadian Legion became one of the first major organizations in Canada to release its own commemorative “150 Medal” to its members.

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By mwalsh
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Once worth a plot of land, assignats became kindling
Page 8
Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Coins celebrate the end of world’s deadliest conflicts
Page 10

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Thistle tokens abundant, but mystery remains
Page 17
Ted Banning
The World of Money
Little known about one of ANA’s earliest Canadians
Page 18

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Watch out for man-made off-colour coins
Page 26
Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
South Wellington Coin Society show, very progressive – just
Page 32

Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 33

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