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Volume 55 – #15

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Volume 55#15

October 31 – November 13, 2017

Lot 1522 was an 1885 $1 note issued by the Peoples Bank of New Brunswick. It sold for $18,000.

Paper money highlights Fall Coin Expo auction

Canadian paper money continued to show its vitality with the final instalment of the Covered Bridge Collection offered by New Brunswick’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions this September. “The final instalment of the Covered Bridge Collection was successful but proved that the paper money market, although healthy, has become rather saturated with the offerings this year,” said auctioneer Brian Bell, who also owns The Coin Cabinet in Moncton, N.B. “I think we've touched the year-highs on most product and expect a bit of softness over the next quarter, or until people have caught up with the purchasing they've made over the last six months. There were few surprises; most notes sold for fair market value, some a little more, some a little less.” Among the top trophy note highlights was Lot 1328, a French 1935 Series $50 note (BC-14) in Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) Choice Uncirculated-64 EPQ (exceptional paper quality). Rarely offered in such a high grade, this example realized $18,500. (All prices listed do not include buyer’s premium.) Continue reading →

Features
J&M doubles reward to $200K for coins, notes
Page 1
Stanley Cup shaped coin a first for RCM
Page 1
New coin club to serve Grey-Bruce and North Huron counties
Page 6
RCM wins best silver coin at 11th International Commemorative Coins Contest
Page 13
Mint unveils $1 commemorative honouring Maple Leafs’ 100th
Page 26
$2 commemorative honours Battle of Vimy Ridge 100th
Page 26

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian $1 and $2
Page 20
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Columns
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Fort York digs yielded many Wellington tokens
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Errors struck by private mint find their way into collectors
Page 10

Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
East Coast club marks Vimy Ridge battle
Page 12
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
British bank’s links to Canada include notes, PM
Page 16

Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 27
Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
Hard work and big laughs behind the scenes at London show
Page 28

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