Volume 55 – #12

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Volume 55#12

September 19 – October 2, 2017

Henry Nienhuis presents Yvon Marquis with an RCNA medal of appreciation for his role as the guest speaker.

Keynote address ensures RCNA banquet is ‘ICKy’

When Paul Johnson approached Yvon Marquis to be the guest speaker at the 2017 RCNA convention, Marquis agreed, but Johnson cautioned him that it shouldn’t be a speech based on numismatics alone, since many of the attendees would be non-collectors. “So I wondered, what could be the topic of this speech?” said Marquis. Now, if you’ve never attended an RCNA convention banquet because you were afraid that you and your spouse might find the evening’s events and guest speaker a little dry, your fears would have been alleviated at this year’s affair in Boucherville, Que. Marquis, who converses in both of Canada’s official languages, somehow managed to combine the hobby of numismatics with history, music and comedy – in both official languages for the most part – to keep the banquet attendees in stitches as they sat glued to his every word. Continue reading →

Tobermory-based numismatist Walter Allan missing since July 18
Page 1
Trip a reminder of the true value of coins
Page 6
RCNA symposium explores de Pédery-Hunt’s works, passions
Page 11

CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian Paper Money
Page 18
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Earliest Greek coins hold plenty of intrigue
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Many Seated Justice tokens have debatable origins
Page 10

Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Modern euros take us all the way back to Plato
Page 12
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Save cash by creating your own phoney errors
Page 14

Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
Nanaimo Bathtub Race tokens still motoring along
Page 24

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