Volume 58 – #14

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Volume 58#14

October 13 – October 26, 2020

A 1935 Series $50 note in Very Fine-20 brought $4,427.50 as Lot 1062 of this September’s two-session Premier Auction.

Banknotes, bullion drive success in Premier Auction

Nearly 1,300 lots crossed the block this September during Colonial Acres’ two-session Premier Auction, which topped 100 active online bidders and hit a successful sell-through rate of three-quarters. Paper money, bullion and high-quality key-date coins led the way in the Sept. 11-12 sale, which saw strong realizations in each of those three sections. Aside from the top-earning lot – a 1904 10-cent coin in high Mint-State (MS) condition – paper money and bullion were the strongest consistent sellers with several lots topping their pre-sale estimates. “We hit our target sales numbers again this past auction, which we have managed to do with all our Premier Auctions to date,” said auctioneer Kirk Parsons, co-owner of the Kitchener, Ont.-based auction house. Continue reading →

‘Gilded Age’ ignited numismatics’ popularity
Page 1
2020 RCNA award winners to be unveiled at online AGM
Page 1
Montréal numismatist’s correspondence with U.S. dealers digitized
Page 11
GBA drops printed catalogue, adds auction partner
Page 21

CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian Paper Money
Page 14
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 22
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 25
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Most major toonie errors still reasonably priced
Page 8
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Canada’s popular third governor general remembered on pape
Page 10

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Token variety includes two reverse die cracks
Page 12
Randy Heimpel
Fall a good time for children to start collecting
Page 24

Jesse Robitaille
Numismatic Fringe
Tisdale RCMP ‘challenge coin’ sells out in one day
Page 25

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