Volume 58 – #05

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Volume 58#05

June 9 – June 22, 2020

There’s more to numismatics than Mint-State coins.

Canadian coin market teeming with quality for under $500

While the general advice is to collect the highest-quality examples available, deep pockets aren’t a prerequisite for having a satisfying hobby – or being an advanced numismatist. Unique or finest-known examples are nice to own, but collectors pay steep premiums for those privileges. There’s more to numismatics than Mint-State (MS) coins. “Collectors don’t always need to collect MS-quality coins,” said dealer Kirk Parsons, co-owner of Kitchener, Ont.’s Colonial Acres. “Coins in lower grades can be a great investment, too, but the key to buying coins that aren’t MS is to ensure they’re problem-free and have nice eye-appeal.” Continue reading →

Features
Record participation ‘consistently strong’ at latest Premier Auction
Page 20

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on RCM Collectibles
Page 14
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 22
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 25
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Beautiful designs abound on Roman imperial sestertii
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Thin, split planchets seldom offered for sale
Page 10

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
What does 'S.J. & Co.' represent on halfpenny?
Page 12

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