Volume 58 – #10

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Volume 58#10

August 18 – August 31, 2020

A rare silver Confederation medal designed by Joseph Shepherd Wyon and his brother Alfred Benjamin Wyon sold for $2,750 (plus buyer's premium) at auction in 2011. (Photo by Geoffrey Bell Auctions)

Medals ‘under-appreciated’ in Canadian numismatics

Despite their inclusion in some of the most significant Canadian numismatic collections of all-time, medals remain an “under-appreciated” area of the hobby in this country. Going as far back as April 1895, when the Gerald Hart Collection was sold in New York by auctioneer Henry Merry, medals played a prominent part in collectors’ interests. The 619-lot Hart Collection catalogue, for example, includes a two-page preface highlighting its medals and their history. Continue reading →

Features
Bank of Montréal ‘the Medici of 19th-century Canada’
Page 1
RCM donates $100K from COVID-19 medal sales
Page 1
Harold Don Allen, prolific numismatist for seven decades, dies at 89
Page 4
Dozens of counterfeit toonies allegedly passed in Toronto
Page 18
Coin Expo cancels fall show, Bell auction continues
Page 21

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Maritime coins
Page 14
CCN Marketplaceq
Are you buying or selling?
Page 22
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 25
Columns
Guest Commentary
The future of our hobby during this pandemic
Page 6
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Deals can still be found on blanks, rotated dies
Page 8

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Hook variety of highest rarity for 'Success to the Fisherie
Page 10
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Views of Parliament on paper money date back to buildings'
Page 12

Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
San Marino only country to update Euros after 15-year minim
Page 19
Jesse Robitaille
Numismatic Fringe
Seven-medal collection honours B.C. city's diversity
Page 20

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Fundamentals of coin collecting include 'fun'
Page 24

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