Volume 58 – #20

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Volume 58#20

January 5 – January 18, 2021

With a near-total lack of in-person coin shows since March, collectors, dealers, auctioneers and show organizers have all had to move their activities online.

Lack of shows, club meetings undermines hobby camaraderie

While the hobby’s response to COVID-19, its most consequential challenge in many decades, highlights the strength of Canadian numismatics, there are grave concerns about diminished camaraderie during and after the pandemic. Since March, collectors, dealers, auctioneers, show organizers and anyone else involved in numismatics have been forced to move their hobbies and businesses online. The pandemic has – at least for the time being – transformed how people interact with the fellowship-focused hobby. While camaraderie is taking a hit owing to a near-total lack of in-person shows, club meetings and other events, auctions and dealer sales remain robust, with collector interest holding strong. “Strangely, the pandemic seems to have increased interest in numismatics, from what I can see,” said Bob Forbes, president of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA), the country’s national numismatic body and one of the world’s largest numismatic associations. Continue reading →

Features
Pair of 1921 specimens lead TCNC’s first 2021 sale
Page 1
Uncertainty surrounds 2021 ONA Convention
Page 6
Nienhuis wins RCNA’s Paul Fiocca Award
Page 24

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on RCM Product
Page 16
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Columns
Jesse Robitaille
Numismatic Commentary
Thank you, readers, for 58 years of CCN
Page 6
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Exploring a leaded brass 'Bust & Harp' token with XRF
Page 8

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Internet seller corners market on phoney Canadian waffle co
Page 10
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
George VI graces 1937 Series, last issue before king's death
Page 12

Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
San Marino introduced second Euro series in 2017
Page 13
Jesse Robitaille
Numismatic Fringe
Limited offereing of FIDEM Canada medals
Page 22

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