Volume 58 – #26

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Volume 58#26

March 30 – April 12, 2021

A five-coin 1908 specimen set, the first coinage of the ‘Canadian Mint,’ is estimated at $4,850 as Lot 1271 of the upcoming Premier Auction.

Specimen sets, scarce varieties, paper money highlight Premier Auction

With many of Ontario’s COVID-19 restrictions still in place, Kitchener’s Colonial Acres is gearing up for its third virtual Premier Auction this April. It will be Colonial’s seventh Premier Auction since 2018, about three years after the coin-dealing company entered the auction business. But since last spring, just as the pandemic was beginning to take hold, the firm has been forced to host all of its sales, including the twice-yearly Premier Auction and its regular monthly auctions, online. “Consignments were more difficult this past year as we didn’t have the standard means of approaching people and discussing consignments in person, but over the years, we have acquired more people that have been consigning more and more to our Premier Auctions,” said auctioneer and Colonial co-owner Kirk Parsons. Continue reading →

Features
Banknotes ‘strong as usual’ at Prominence Sale II
Page 1
‘Reaper of Death’ stalks March Mint releases
Page 1
‘Coin Bag Searchers’ finding big haul for CAFNE, young collectors
Page 6

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Maritime coins
Page 16
CCN marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 16
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Columns
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Bank of Montréal alleviated coin shortage with ‘bouquet sou
Page 8
Randy Heimpel
CoinNet
French dealer makes doing business overseas easy
Page 12

Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
2020 commemorative coins promise low mintages
Page 15
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Confederation-era Canada comes alive through banknote vignet
Page 20

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Major demonetization program gave rise to waffled coins
Page 24

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