Volume 57 – #16

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Volume 57#16

November 12 – November 25, 2019

Lisa Dare (right) explored living with collectors, like her husband James Williston (left), at this year’s Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA)Convention in Calgary.

‘Understanding the collector’ after living with one for five years

“Like any good story, we always start at the beginning.” Once upon a time, Calgarian Lisa Dare worked with a woman whose husband was a coin collector. As many collectors do, this man shared his hobby with friends, including fellow Calgarian and long-time numismatist James Williston. Eventually, Dare’s colleague encouraged her to go on a so-called “blind date” with her husband’s coin-collecting friend – and little did she know, it would change the rest of her life. “She said, ‘He’s a really great guy, he has a great job, a stable income and – oh, he’s a coin collector.’ She just kind of slid that in there.” Continue reading →

Features
‘New heights’ for RCNA’s Coin Kids program
Page 1
RCM tri-metal token wins IACA award
Page 1
RCNA receives full royal patronage – for now
Page 6
‘Canada’s largest numismatic event,’ opens Nov. 9
Page 14
CONECA celebrates U.S. nickel ‘overdate’ 100th anniversary
Page 17
Long-running Nuphilex show to see second outing at new venue
Page 28

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian ten cents
Page 20
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Columns
Myron Humeniuk
Guest Commentary
Is there a case for cash?
Page 6
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Paper money’s long history offers options for collectors
Page 8

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Errors on Proofs, Proof-like coins seldom found
Page 10
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Finding Fenians on countermarked tokens
Page 12

Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Belgium, Netherlands euro coins explored
Page 18
Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
Numismatic vacation combines hobby with life dream
Page 26

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