Volume 59 – #15

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Volume 59#15

October 26 – November 8, 2021

Numismatic Guaranty Corp., a third-party grading service based in Florida, highlights authentic and counterfeit holders. The firm advises collectors to reference certification numbers and use its online verification tool to compare coins, labels and holders offered on the marketplace. Photo via NGCcoin.com.

Counterfeits, misinformation top list of major numismatic challenges

As Rocky Balboa once declared, “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.” While the fictional boxer was referring to the “mean and nasty” world in general, the statement also extends to specific matters, including numismatics. Like just about everything else, the hobby is ripe with misinformation and scams, and ongoing technological advancements and changing social norms – driven even further by the pandemic – can create an air of mystery and confusion. Lying in the wake of all this uncertainty is the ongoing scourge of counterfeit coins, with which most collectors are chiefly concerned. “They’re everywhere, and it’s every day,” counterfeit coin expert Mike Marshall, of Trenton, Ont., told CCN in 2015, eight years after he began campaigning against counterfeits. “The online markets have been inundated with them.” Continue reading →

New $1 circulation coin shines light on gold rush legacies
Page 1
Klondike collector coin leads RCM October issues
Page 1
Vancouver club president helps youngsters
Page 6
Charlton issues RCM catalogue as demand, prices increase
Page 25
RCM ‘recognition medal’ wins international award
Page 28

CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian 50 cents
Page 16
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Collecting coins of chaotic Greek city-state Salamis
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Uncovering forgotten 1815 ‘Genuine British Copper’ token
Page 10

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Reader spots more ridiculous online listings
Page 14
Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Collectors drawn by low mintage, strong eye-appeal of 1935 1
Page 24

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