Volume 58 – #17

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Volume 58#17

November 24 – December 7, 2020

CCN’s COVID-19 medal features a reverse design by 57-year-old collector Anthony Wait, of Edmonton, Alta.

CCN’s COVID-19 medal available in silver, cupronickel, bronze

After a close competition between six contestants who submitted a dozen designs, CCN’s COVID-19 medal is now ready to order. Anthony Waite, 57, of Edmonton, Alta., submitted the winning design featured on the reverse of the medal, which will be available in three compositions, including silver, with a limited mintage of 100, plus cupronickel and bronze, both with low mintages. Commemorating the pandemic in a creative yet positive manner, Waite’s design depicts an older face-masked father placing another mask on his daughter. The words “STRONG,” “SAFE,” “UNITED” and “CANADA” surround the design, with each word separated by a maple leaf. The 2020 year-date also appears above “CANADA” at the bottom of the medal. “I am still in a bit of shock as in my 57 years, I have never won anything, but to win this contest meant more to me than you could ever know,” said Waite, who added he was “honoured” to have his design chosen “for this extremely prestigious and important medal.” Continue reading →

Features
ONA’s first virtual AGM draws record attendance
Page 1
Three major collections at TCNC’s Prominence Sale
Page 1
RCM marks UN anniversary with first coloured $1 circulation coin
Page 20
‘Liberation’ geocoins mark V-E Day 75
Page 24

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian 50 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
Recognizing coins struck in ancient Sirmium
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Etsy’s most imaginary errors – at unbelievable prices
Page 10

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Ornamental ‘2’ distinguishes ‘Bust and Harp’ variety
Page 12

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