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Volume 57 – #02

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Volume 57#02

April 30 – May 13, 2019

More than 1,100 people came through the doors of the Spring 2019 National Postage Stamp and Coin Show on March 23-24. It was a record attendance for the biannual show, the first of which was held in May 2016.

World of numismatics awakens as harbinger ‘National Show’ draws 1,100-plus to Mississauga

A sure sign of spring’s arrival, the hobby season began to bloom this March as the biannual National Postage Stamp and Coin Show opened its doors in Mississauga.On March 23-24, more than 1,100 show-goers and about 50 dealers returned to Hilton Mississauga’s 9,000-square-foot Graydon Hall for what was the largest gathering since the show began in 2016. Kicking off on only the fourth official day of spring, it saw “good representation from the numismatic and philatelic community” according to Peter Becker, one of the hundreds of collectors probing the bourse throughout the weekend.“In essence, it seemed like a mini-convention without all the pomp and ceremony and major expense,” said Becker, who added he will “look forward to attending the Sept. 7-8 show in the fall.” Continue reading →

Features
‘Queen Elizabeth Rose’ highlights April releases
Page 1
1916-C gold sovereign brings nearly $30K at ‘Premier Auction’
Page 1
TCNC hosting charity auction, matching funds for blood cancer
Page 6
A changing hobby: Numismatics in 1959, and beyond
Page 11

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian five cents
Page 24
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 34
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 37
Columns
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Responses to recent articles reveal fantastic errors
Page 8
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Exploring Dioscuri through numismatics
Page 10

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Edge of importance on earliest Canadian Wellington token
Page 14
Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
Cambridge show well organized, attended
Page 18

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Uncovering George A. Holmes’ role in numismatics
Page 20
Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
APNA Spring Coin Show medal to be issued
Page 30

Randy Heimpel
CoinNet
Collectors dream of professionalism
Page 36
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