Volume 55 – #17

Read This Issue

Subscribe today to read this issue and more from Canadian Coin News.

Download or view a digital copy of this issue instantly for just 4 credits.

Volume 55#17

November 28 – December 11, 2017

There was a ‘lineup of people as far as you could see’ at the Fall 2017 National Postage Stamp and Coin Show, held Oct. 28-29 in Mississauga, Ont.

National Postage Stamp & Coin Show continues to grow

This October, the biannual National Postage Stamp and Coin Show returned to the Greater Toronto Area for its third showing since 2015, when Trajan Media took the reigns of what was then known as the National Postage Stamp Show. Nearly 1,000 collectors attended the two-day show on Oct. 28-29, and they were greeted by a familiar 9,000-square-foot bourse located in the Hilton Mississauga’s Graydon Hall, which has been the show’s home base since last spring. “When you looked out the door Saturday morning, there was a lineup of people as far as you could see,” said dealer Nick Cowan, owner of The Coin Collector, who added this year’s bourse layout was a noticeable improvement upon last year’s shows. “The venue is good; it’s bright, and it doesn’t give that dismal feel.” Cowan said it was a “great weekend” for business and added he will return “without fail” for the spring show in April 2018. “When people walked in the front door, they were upbeat. They’re not nervous,” he said. “We started off well on Saturday, and it just kept going. It was definitely well-advertised.” Another dealer, Gary Miller, agreed the show was busy with many new faces among the big crowd. Continue reading →

1932 Winter Olympics medal highlights Colonial November sale
Page 1
Rectangular coin celebrates NHL’s 100th anniversary
Page 1
Fake gold bar didn’t originate at RCM facility: Mint
Page 28

CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian large and small cents
Page 18
CCN marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
The rock rolled out its own paper
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Reader takes private mint to task for selling patterns
Page 10

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Wellington tokens have links to Spread Eagle series
Page 13
Randy Heimpel
Apps can enhance your collecting experience
Page 14

Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
North Bay show brings together diverse collectible disciplin
Page 24

Buy This Issue

Purchasing this issue costs 4 credits. You can buy credits and use them to purchase past issues and reveal the trend prices of coins and notes.

You must be logged in to buy issues.

Login Sign Up

Past Issues

Canadian Coin News


Canadian Coin News is Canada's premier source of information about coins, notes and medals.

Although we cover the entire world of numismatics, the majority of our readers are Canadian, and we concentrate on the unique circumstances surrounding collecting in our native land.

Send Us Your Event

Running an event? Send it to us and we will display it on Canadian Coin News!

Submit Event →

Subscribe To 26 Issues For Just $59.99/year

Subscribe today to receive Canada's premier coin publication. Canadian Coin News is available in both paper and digital forms.

Subscribe Now

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.