Volume 58 – #21

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Volume 58#21

January 19 – February 1, 2021

With widespread coin show cancellations and social restrictions in place through much of 2020, the flow of numismatic material has been hampered, said Sandy Campbell (right), shown at a 2019 event.

Market plateaus amid pandemic with hopes high for 2021

In late 2019, after speaking with several leading collectors, dealers and auctioneers, CCN wrote Canadian numismatics was “on the upswing” as it entered the 2020s. After dozens of shows and the sales of two high-end collections in 2019, the past year has been marred by pandemic restrictions that pushed virtually all dealers and auction houses online. Nearly all of the more than 60 shows slated for 2020 were cancelled due to COVID-19, and with collectors hesitating to test their collections’ values at auction, the flow of material has been stymied. Compared with auction results in 2019 – including $735,000 for one of only two known 1911 silver dollars – this year’s sales are markedly lower; however, it’s mostly due to timing. Continue reading →

Features
Hobo nickels offer artistic outlet for carvers
Page 1
Intriguing offerings from Doug Robins Collection
Page 28

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian large and small cents
Page 16
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Kolchis, land of golden fleece, produced few coins
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
The highest degree of rarity demands attention
Page 10

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
More fake, questionable waffle coins appear online
Page 12
Randy Heimpel
CoinNet
Littleton Coin Company website a numismatic treasure trove
Page 14

Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Slovenia joined EU in 2004, adopted Euro in 2007
Page 22

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