Volume 58 – #07

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Volume 58#07

July 7 – July 20, 2020

Dealer Joe Iorio, who had $430,310 worth of numismatic material stolen from him this March, commended Calgary Detective Phil Hunt 'for being so diligent in his job.'

Suspects in $430K Calgary coin theft arrested, charged in Vancouver

A pair of Columbian nationals have been arrested and charged for stealing nearly half a million dollars worth of numismatic material from a Vancouver dealer this March. On March 1, after leaving the Calgary Spring Coin Show & Money Fair, dealer Joe Iorio was checking in at the Calgary Airport when his bags were stolen. Altogether, a total of $430,310 worth of coins, paper money and bullion was stolen from Iorio, who’s the owner of J&M Coin & Jewellery. “I am still unclear how the accused initially identified Mr. Iorio as a victim,” said Detective Phil Hunt, of the Calgary Police Service, which worked alongside the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on the nearly three-month inter-provincial investigation. Continue reading →

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RCM resumes production, unveils two new issues for June
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U.S. collectors’ search continues for CAFNE, young collectors
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CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian $1 and $2
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CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 22
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
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Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
London's first mint opened in 286 CE
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John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Some improper feeding errors have not occured in three-plus
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Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
What's in a slogan, and what are their origins?
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Jesse Robitaille
Numismatic Fringe
COVID-19 geocoins raise $1,200 for humanitarian efforts
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