Volume 59 – #17

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Volume 59#17

November 23 – December 6, 2021

The Canada 125 set (proof issues shown) features a Canada-themed $1 coin plus a dozen 25-cent coins. Photo by Canadian Coin & Currency.

1992 ‘Canada 125’ series spurred today’s collectors

In 1992, Canadian numismatics experienced a watershed moment as many of today’s top collectors were introduced to the hobby. That year, as the country came out of an economic recession, the Royal Canadian Mint issued its first 25-cent circulation coin program. It marked the country’s 125th anniversary, known as “Canada 125,” and it was the Mint’s first public design competition. At the time, building on the heels of third-party grading – then a relatively new concept (“Numismatics thrives thanks to grading, Internet,” CCN Vol. 59 #13) – the market for Canadian coins was booming like never before. “It really started to develop a high-end market, which drug along all parts of the market, and it was kind of a perfect storm,” said dealer Sandy Campbell, the owner of Proof Positive Coins in Baddeck, N.S., who has been in the numismatic business since the early 1970s. Continue reading →

Terry Fox ‘the top option’ for new $5 banknote
Page 1
One-kilo gold Voyageur recreation leads RCM November releases
Page 1
New fake toonie types found
Page 6
RCM marks Bluenose centennial with first coloured 10-cent coin
Page 12
Nuphilex returning to Montréal in new venue
Page 22
$11M worth of pure silver bullion stolen in Montréal
Page 28

Pick Our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 6
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian $1 and $2
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
Mytilenean coinage a fascinating numismatic study
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Counterfeit British halfpence fills in gaps
Page 10

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Do exaggerations, overpricing really help sell phoney errors
Page 24

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