With the help of Ontario-based collector John Masterson, Canadian Coin News will issue a special, limited-edition silver rounder in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Masterson, who’s the owner of Canada’s only hand-powered silver company, Beaver Bullion, was approached by CCN Publisher Mike Walsh this summer in regards to the upcoming sesquicentennial celebration. “For me personally, I’ve been a member of the Canadian Centennial Collectors’ Club [CCCC] since about the time it was founded, and I’m big fan of the centennial medals, so I wanted to produce something for the sesquicentennial,” said Masterson, who’s also a member of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA), Ontario Numismatic Association; Canadian Association of Token Collectors (CATC); and Toronto Coin Club. Continue reading →
As a collector, you’re probably aware of the many different numismatic items available to you. There is much to collect: Canadian silver dollars, one cent to 50 cent pieces, government or chartered banknotes, medals or tokens, for example. You may be inclined to assemble date sets – a complete run of Canadian one cent pieces perhaps, or maybe a gem uncirculated set of coins struck during your birth year. Then, of course, there are world coins.These might be collected topically, by date, by country, metal and so forth. You’re only limited by your imagination. The decision as to what you will collect is a personal one; but it’s also one which you should put a little thought into.
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