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Volume 57 – #08

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Volume 57#08

July 23 – August 5, 2019

Designed by Calgary artist Michelle Grant, the reverse (right) of a newly issued $20 pure silver coin captures the excitement of the 1919 ‘Victory Stampede.’ This post-war stampede featured several rodeo competitions, including roping.

$20 silver coin celebrates Cowtown’s ‘Victory Stampede’

A century after Calgarians dedicated “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” to soldiers returning from the First World War, the Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled a pure silver coin commemorating the 1919 “Victory Stampede.” The coin – as well as this year’s Calgary Stampede parade, which kicks off the 10-day event on July 5 – marks the 100th anniversary of the first rodeo after the Great War. This historic “Victory Stampede” was officially opened by Brigadier-General H.F. McDonald, then commander of Military District 13 at Camp Sarcee in Calgary. It was only the second stampede ever held in the Alberta city. Despite success with the inaugural event in 1912, the stampede didn’t become an annual affair in Calgary until 1923. A year after that first stampede, promoter Guy Weadick moved the event to Winnipeg and then to the U.S. and abroad until the end of the First World War. Continue reading →

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Regulars
CCN Trends
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CCN Marketplace
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Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Septimius Severus elevated to title of Parthicus Maximus aft
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John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Thought process must be thorough, comprehensive to assure a
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Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
English ‘evasion tokens’ dodged counterfeit laws
Page 12
Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
Albertosaurus on 2019 RCNA medal, other ‘fringe’ pieces
Page 18

Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
Coin Expo tops for precious metals, kids
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