Volume 57 – #14

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Volume 57#14

October 15 – October 28, 2019

Dealer Sandy Campbell holds the only privately owned 1911 silver dollar, which he acquired this August with fellow dealer Ian Laing.

1911 silver dollar in public spotlight for first time in decades at ‘National Show’

Collectors rushed the doors of the Fall 2019 National Postage Stamp and Coin Show this September amid the fervour surrounding Canada’s rarest coin, which was being shown publicly for the first time in 30 years. Displayed alongside a complete set of 1911-12 specimen coins, the only privately owned 1911 silver dollar was on the bourse of the recent “National Show,” which returned to the Greater Toronto Area on Sept. 7-8. “It had a great impact on the show and the hobby, and it got people in the door who might not have come in,” said dealer Sandy Campbell, owner of Proof Positive Coins and co-owner of the 1911 silver dollar, also known as the “Emperor of Canadian Coins.” Continue reading →

Features
‘Never-before-seen’ Sherbrooke seminary rarities to be auctioned
Page 1
Goals of public outreach, education met at 2019 VNS Coin Show
Page 6
Pryce Jones issued tokens for four years in early 20th century
Page 9
Specimen notes highlight Colonial’s Premier Auction
Page 15

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian five cents
Page 18
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Columns
Jeff Fournier
Guest Commentary
Sudbury’s Gerry Albert a numismatic giant
Page 6
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Nova Scotia’s need for coinage led to ‘Success to Navigation
Page 8

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Reader discoveries include rare missing centre
Page 10
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Uncovering Canadian colonial scrip – a primer
Page 14

Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
Vancouver’s Mid-Island Club to issue anniversary ‘coin’
Page 16

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