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Volume 56 – #07

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Volume 56#07

July 10 – July 23, 2018

John Powers, with help from sponsor Colonial Acres, brought some of his ‘Banknotes and Butterflies of the World’ exhibit to the recent National Postage Stamp and Coin Show.

Massive exhibit combines three diverse interests

Thirty display cabinets long and three decades in the making, John Powers’ “Banknotes and Butterflies of the World” exhibition combines lepidopterology – the study of butterflies and moths – with notaphily and philately. With stunning effect, 120 countries are represented by a complete collection of 150 uncirculated banknotes issued by the Franklin Mint in stamped philatelic covers (or envelopes) postmarked in the capital city of its issuing nation. A real butterfly from each respective country is held within the cabinets alongside the word for “butterfly” in the country’s official language and other relevant information. Continue reading →

Features
Educational symposium, workshop coming to RCNA Convention
Page 1
Ontario numismatist still missing after one year
Page 1
Gold coin represents Yukon ‘in almost every aspect’
Page 9

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Maritime coins
Page 18
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Byzantine Empire coinage underwent significant reform
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Missing centres produce a new error type
Page 10

Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
Brampton show welcomes summer
Page 12
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Inscription may be wrong, but token’s a keeper
Page 13

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Draftsman was founding president of Toronto Coin Club
Page 14
Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
Fringe items from Elk Lake, Ont.
Page 24

Jesse Robitaille
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 25
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