Volume 58 – #08

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Volume 58#08

July 21 – August 3, 2020

Celebrated paper money dealer Don Olmstead, of St. Stephen, N.B., died in his hometown on June 20.

Community remembers Don Olmstead as a ‘giant, a mentor and a rock’

Long-time dealer Don Olmstead, who was also a frequent contributor to CCN Trends, died on June 20 after a “short but courageous” battle with cancer. A long-time member of the Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers (CAND), Olmstead specialized in paper money and served the collecting community since 1976 as Olmstead Currency. Aside from his vast numismatic knowledge, he’s also fondly remembered for his strong ethics, his genial personality and his resolute willingness to help others. “One of the finest men in our community, Don Olmstead, has passed away today after a short but courageous bout with cancer,” reads a statement published on June 20 by St. Croix Church, which Olmstead attended, in his hometown of Saint Stephen, N.B. Continue reading →

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ONA goes ahead with some awards despite pandemic
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CCN Marketplace
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Show & Bourse
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Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
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John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
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Tim Grawey
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Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Radars, ladders, binaries and more: collecting serial numb
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Jesse Robitaille
Numismatic Fringe
Latest Lac-au-Saumon souvenir honours historic train statio
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