Volume 57 – #17

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Volume 57#17

November 26 – December 9, 2019

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation was one of three local banks authorized to issue banknotes in Hong Kong in the late 1930s, just before the start of the Second World War. (Photos by Michael Souza)

Battle of Hong Kong veteran’s story explored through numismatics

In a 15-year project focusing on family history, Vancouver collector Michael Souza is using currency and stamps to tell the story of his late father, who was a veteran of the Battle of Hong Kong. Born in Hong Kong on July 12, 1921, Henry Souza joined the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps (HKVDC) at the age of 18, only a year before Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland fanned the flames of war. “I’ve been able to blend that in with the life of my father, who was one 14,000 in the ‘Defence of Hong Kong,’ so it’s a mixture of family history with a numismatic and philatelic bent to it,” said the younger Souza, who has been a member of the North Shore Numismatic Society since 1988 and currently serves as its president, secretary and treasurer. Continue reading →

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Raptors’ 25th season opens with victory as two commemoratives issued by RCM
Page 1
Silver coin marks 175th anniversary of Louis Riel’s birth
Page 6
More than coins for RCMP collectors
Page 16
Michael Rogozinski explains proofs, specimens, business strikes
Page 24

CCN Trends
Focus on Proof-like singles
Page 18
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Interregnum-era coinage underscores period following murder
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Updates from readers yield new information
Page 10

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Field Marshall Wellington- Hibernia re-used old Irish die
Page 12
Randy Heimpel
Vancouver’s All Nations offers something for all collectors
Page 14

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