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VOLUME 56 – #06

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Volume 56#06

June 26 – July 9, 2018

An 1884 five-cent ‘Far Blunt 4’ variety with a grade of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Mint State-65 will be offered as one of about 1,600 lots in the four-session Torex auction to be held on June 22, 23, 25 and 26. The 134-year-old coin is expected to bring upwards of $70,000.

1884 five-cent variety expected to bring $70K at Torex June sale

A 134-year-old five cents belonging to the Wildlife Museum Collection is expected to bring upwards of $70,000 when it crosses the auction block as part of this June’s Torex sale hosted by The Canadian Numismatic Auction Company (TCNAC). The 1884 five-cent “Far Blunt 4” variety will be offered as Lot 496 of the four-session sale. Described by auctioneers as a “key issue with in-depth gold and yellow and green tones over lustre,” the coin was certified as Mint State-65 – the best example ever handled by TCNAC – by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). One of only five believed to exist, this example has a pre-sale estimate of $60,000-$70,000; Continue reading →

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Canada’s role in First World War featured among June Mint releases
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Mint CEO announces sudden resignation, effective July 1
Page 6
Best care, handling practices to maintain value
Page 13

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian ten cents
Page 20
CCN Marketplace
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Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Columns
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Backs of early notes usually aren’t much to look at
Page 8
Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
NORAD celebrates 60th anniversary with challenge coin
Page 9

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Blacksmith legend fuels fascination with fakes
Page 16
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Upper die can cause unusual errors
Page 26

Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
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Page 28
Jesse Robitaille
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