Volume 59 – #13

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Volume 59#13

September 28 – October 11, 2021

Third-party grading has evolved from its humble beginnings in the mid-to-late 1980s to serve as a major resource for collectors and dealers seeking a reliable standard for determining a coin’s condition and attributes.

Numismatics thrives thanks to grading, Internet

Third-party grading has driven Canadian numismatics more than anything else in the past 30 years. Now supported by the Internet and its far-reaching research implications, third-party grading has significantly impacted numismatics since it came on the scene in Canada in the mid-1980s. Since then, graders have applied their trusted standards to almost all numismatic material, and in recent years, all major North American auction houses have begun certifying all coins with a third-party grading service before they’re sold. “It almost doesn’t matter what it is anymore,” said dealer Sandy Campbell, the owner of Proof Positive Coins, who has nearly 50 years of experience in the business. “You can argue there are pros and cons to third-party grading – there always will be – but I’m the biggest fan of third-party grading because it’s giving an independent opinion. I don’t care what you’re selling, but it has to be represented properly to the end buyer, and that’s how you do it.” Continue reading →

Features
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National Show cancelled due to COVID
Page 1
More on bridging the hobby gap
Page 6
RCM revenues increase with Crown corp. in full swing
Page 22
World’s Fair sales reshuffle world’s most valuable coins
Page 28

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian 20 & 25 cetns
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
Barbarian takeover marked end of western Roman Empire, its c
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Collectors, have you seen this tavern token?
Page 10

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Even simple research adds greatly to hobby enjoyment
Page 24

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