Volume 57 – #25

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Volume 57#25

March 17 – March 30, 2020

While the Calgary Numismatic Society’s (CNS) redesigned website is more functional than before, it’s ‘a bit of a struggle’ to keep it updated with fresh content, said CNS President Trevor Phillips.

A modern website can leave some clubs in a ‘catch-22’

Owing to the importance of an online presence, the Calgary Numismatic Society (CNS) recently hired a public-relations firm to revamp its website, something the club’s president describes as a “double-edged sword.” It was “largely to make it look better on mobile platforms,” added CNS President Trevor Phillips. While the site is now “a bit more functional for web users in 2020,” the club has found itself in a “catch-22,” he added. “One of the reasons we updated our website was to increase our draw among the younger generation, but because we don’t have very many people from the younger generation in the club, we don’t have enough people with the tech savvy to both keep an eye on the site and to generate content and updates for our loyal webmaster to update it with.” Continue reading →

Features
More research needed on alleged Newfoundland tokens
Page 1
‘Ultra-rare’ coins, paper money coming to Trajan’s National Show
Page 1
Casino collectors eye sought-after ‘Silver Strikes’
Page 6
Polymer banknotes from around the world
Page 39
‘Canada’s largest coin show’ coming to Edmonton this March
Page 44

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian Paper Money
Page 34
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling
Page 42
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 45
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Base metal coinage from ancient Italica
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
The hunt for more phoney errors from Etsy
Page 10

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Was this token intended for Britain or Canada?
Page 12
Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Italian Euro coins celebrate local architecture, art
Page 16

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