Volume 59 – #06

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Volume 59#06

June 22 – July 5, 2021

A 1911 $500 note (top) and 1935 $500 note are expected to bring upwards of $200,000 each in the Canadian Numismatic Company’s Prominence Sale IV.

Classic Canadian paper money to lead Prominence Sale IV

A pair of iconic Canadian banknotes, including the most sought-after issues from before and during the Bank of Canada era, are expected to sell for upwards of $200,000 at a Québec auction this June. The offering includes what auctioneers describe as the “holy grail” of Dominion of Canada banknotes, the 1911 $500 bill (DC-19), plus the same denomination from the Bank of Canada’s inaugural 1935 Series. “Ownership of the 1911 $500 note represents the ultimate collecting achievement in the field of Canadian currency,” said auctioneer Marc Verret, the owner of the Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC), which is offering the so-called “Queen Mary” note during its fourth Prominence Sale on June 26-29. Continue reading →

Features
Norm Belsten calls it quits with collecting after 50-plus years
Page 1
Canada could enter ‘cash-light’ economy according to coin-supply indicators
Page 1
Mexico tops 24 nominees to win ‘Bank Note of the Year’
Page 6
What started at six continues through today, six decades later
Page 14
ICCS launches new certification ‘ticket’
Page 28
CCC President Rob Durrant dies at 74
Page 29

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian Proof-like singles
Page 16
CCN Marketplace
are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Columns
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Leaf detail difference creates 1832 one-penny ‘Thistle’ vari
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Paltry coverage of missing beads in numismatic media
Page 10

Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Slovakia, Andorra both use Euro despite latter country’s lac
Page 21
Randy Heimpel
CoinNet
Online news blog covers numismatic news, more
Page 22

Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Canada’s final $1 note came nearly half a century ago
Page 24

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