Volume 55 – #25

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Volume 55#25

March 20 – April 2, 2018

A counterfeit 1852 Quebec Bank one-penny token was recently offered on eBay.

Counterfeit pre-Confederation tokens not a ‘big deal’

While it appears modern Chinese counterfeiters have set their sights on producing fake Canadian pre-Confederation tokens, it doesn’t seem like “a big deal” to some prominent collectors. Two recent eBay listings, both of which have since “been removed, or this item is not available,” according to the online marketplace, involved a so-called 1852 Quebec Bank one-penny token as well as an 1843 Nova Scotia half penny. Continue reading →

National Postage Stamp & Coin Show supplement inside
Page 1
2018 RCNA Convention in Mississauga this August
Page 1
‘Numismatics – History in your hands’
Page 6

CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian fifty cents
Page 20
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Battered token provides plenty to ponder
Page 8
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Coins pay tribute to Octavian’s right-hand man
Page 10

Randy Heimpel
Top 10 - or 11 - lists are sure to draw clicks
Page 11
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Introductions of loonie, toonie spawned new error types
Page 12

Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
‘Special Moments’ included remarkable five-medal haul
Page 15
Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
Masonic issue for Canada 150, and a new 2018 issue, too
Page 16

Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
Second Coin-A-Rama show a success at new venue
Page 27
Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 28

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