Volume 57 – #22

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Volume 57#22

February 4 – February 17, 2020

A $200 silver strike from the former Imperial Palace (now the Link) numbered ‘139’ is held by casino collector Robb McPherson. It contains one pound of .999 Fine silver.

Casino chips, tokens a good bet for collectors

Between casino chips, roulette tokens, slot tokens and the sought-after “Silver Strikes,” casino collectibles offer many ways for numismatists to up the ante with their collections. Part of a fast-growing hobby, collectors of gaming memorabilia – everything from chips to tokens, dice, slot cards, playing cards, rewards cards, matchbooks and even room keys – have organized under the banner of the Casino Collectibles Association (CCA), formerly known as the Casino Chip and Gaming Tokens Collectors Club. “It’s like just about everything else in numismatics,” said CCA member Robb McPherson, of Brantford, Ont., who’s also the co-editor of the CCA’s quarterly publication, Casino Collectible News. Continue reading →

Features
Coin-grading workshop added to RCNA’s Halifax convention
Page 1
V-E Day features prominently in first RCM catalogue of 2020
Page 1
Technical, promotional publications hold special value for collectors
Page 6
More than 200 printers producing world’s banknotes
Page 13
Early merchant tokens struck without permission ‘highly collectible’
Page 22
Paris Coin Show expands as ‘a collector’s weekend’
Page 28

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian $1 and $2
Page 16
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Columns
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Irish symbolism adorns Nova Scotia token
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Decades of 'Errors & Varieties' reprints now available
Page 10

Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Legitimate $3 notes turn old saying on its head
Page 14

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