Volume 58 – #23

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Volume 58#23

February 16 – March 1, 2021

A pair of French colonial playing card money issues were offered in The Canadian Numismatic Company’s New Year’s Sale this January. Lot 7 (left) featured the ‘six of clubs’ with a red wax seal on the back and sold for $1,309. Lot 8 (right) offered an ‘eight of spades’ with French handwriting on the back, and it sold for $261.80. Both pieces had $200 estimates.

TCNC New Year’s Sale tops auctioneers’ expectations

The Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC) hosted its first sale of the new year on Jan. 8-11, when about 1,400 lots crossed the block for nearly $1 million in total realizations. The New Year’s Sale – an annual offering from the Québec-based auction house – featured the McFaden Collection, the fourth part of the Gem Collection, and hundreds of other lots from more than 90 consignors across four sessions. “The market remains active and strong,” said TCNC owner and auctioneer Marc Verret, who expected the sale’s total realizations to hit $500,000 – not $1 million. “We basically doubled our initial estimate.” Continue reading →

Features
Engaging young collectors starts with fostering emotional investment
Page 1
ONA replacing convention with virtual events for 2021
Page 6
Robert Tait McKenzie, a prolific sculpter and medalist
Page 16

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian five cents
Page 18
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Antiochus III became Seleucid dynasty's most famed king
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Archaeological digs at Montréal market, Parliament spawn tok
Page 10

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
More questionable waffled coins wrap up four-part series
Page 12
Randy Heimpel
CoinNet
World's largest minting facility boasts similarly large webs
Page 24

Jesse Robitaille
Numismatic Fringe
Encased coins' intriguing social history
Page 26
Sean Sinclair
Commonwealth Coins
Celebrating a decade of numismatic revelations with CCN
Page 32

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