Volume 57 – #01

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Volume 57#01

April 16 – April 29, 2019

The ‘extraordinarily rare’ 1911 silver dollar – one of only two struck in silver – is one of nearly 400 lots slated to cross the block during the sale of the George Cook Collection on Aug. 13-17. (Photos by Heritage Auctions)

Most comprehensive, complete collection of Canadian coins on block at Heritage sale

What’s being called the world’s most comprehensive and complete collection of Canadian coins – including one of only two 1911 silver dollars and the finest-known 1936 “dot” cent – is heading to auction this summer.Late numismatist George Cook devoted more than 25 years to collecting every major rarity issued by the Canadian government and successfully assembled one of the most significant numismatic collections in North America, according to auctioneers.“In some cases, he owned the rarest of all specimens in the best condition and even possessed every example of special coins available for private ownership,” reads a recent statement issued by the Texas-based auction house Heritage Auctions, which will present the Cook Collection at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money on Aug. 13-19 in Chicago. Continue reading →

WCS celebrates 60 years alongside local dignitaries
Page 1
Royal Academy prize medal survives with original case, personalized ivory ‘ticket’
Page 1
Bolster your collection of numismatic ‘swag’ during convention season
Page 6

CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian Paper Money
Page 18
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
Three new medals from eastern Canada
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Error column reaches 10th anniversary
Page 10

Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
‘Birds of Canada’ a sign of spring’s arrival
Page 12
Jesse Robitaille
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 13

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Who is George Ords, and is his token counterfeit?
Page 14

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