Volume 57 – #18

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Volume 57#18

December 10 – December 23, 2019

Dealer Bill Armstrong mans his booth alongside his wife Joyce at the 2009 Ontario Numismatic Association Convention, where he announced his official retirement as a dealer.

Long-time coin dealer, grader Bob Armstrong dies at 84

Remembered as a legend of Canadian numismatics and with many decades of service as a trusted coin dealer, Bob Armstrong, of Owen Sound, Ont., died on Nov. 8 at the age of 84. A life member of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) and Ontario Numismatic Association (ONA), the latter of which he joined in 1978, Armstrong was also an honorary life member of the Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers (CAND). “The numismatic world has lost another of the true greats in Bob Armstrong, who was ONA life member #46. Over the years, his support for the ONA was much more than just being a member or dealer at our conventions. He was a part of our foundation,” said ONA President Scott Douglas. Continue reading →

Features
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Coins of Jesus ignite researcher’s interest
Page 6
Half-dollar in VG-10 offered by family-run Alberta auction house
Page 11
POW survives to become ‘one of Hong Kong’s premier sportsmen’
Page 14

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian 20 and 25 cents
Page 16
 CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 43
Columns
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Continuing update on Canadian 2018 test token
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Who issued ‘Spread Eagle’ tokens, and where were they struc
Page 10

Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Classical legacies linger on Canadian banknotes
Page 12
Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Finnish, French Euro coin history explored
Page 22

Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Low mintage, high attraction make 1931 half-dollar rare, hig
Page 23

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