Volume 58 – #15

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Volume 58#15

October 27 – November 9, 2020

A 1906 bronze medal marking the bicentennial of the Château Ramezay, where the Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Montréal met after forming in 1862 as the Montréal Numismatic Society.

Early Canadian numismatists gave hobby life

As Canada came to the fore of the numismatic world in the mid-19th century, it was on the backs of numismatic researchers and writers like Robert Wallace McLachlan. Born in Montréal in 1845, McLachlan amassed the most extensive coin collection in 19th-century Canada. What was in 1894 more than 8,000 pieces, ranging from ancients to contemporary coins, grew to about 20,000 pieces by 1922, when the McLachlan Collection was acquired by the Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Montréal (formerly the Montréal Numismatic Society). “As a boy, circa 1858, young Robert began to collect coins along with his school medals,” said Stan Clute, president of the Canadian Numismatic Research Society (CNRS) and past president of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA). “Subsequent to a little family encouragement, his interest in the hobby flourished.” Continue reading →

Features
RCM’s third UFO coin features 1978 ‘Clarenville Event’
Page 1
Société Numismatique de Québec celebrates 60 years
Page 6

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian 20 & 25 cents
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
Colosseum’s place in Roman culture on ancient coinage
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Toonie’s two-piece assembly caused rare errors
Page 10

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Examining Courteau’s rarest BMO ‘Side View’ token
Page 12
Jesse Robitaille
Numismatic Fringe
Calgary Dollars one example of ‘complementary currency’
Page 20

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