Volume 59 – #21

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Volume 59#21

January 18 – January 31, 2022

Steve Zimmermann holds a 2014 silver coin whose selective gold plating was mistakenly applied to the entire coin, including the reverse (shown), obverse and serrated edges.

New error found on 2014 silver RCM coin

Long-time collector Steve Zimmermann has found a modern error on a 2014 silver coin with what’s supposed to be selective gold plating. The Royal Canadian Mint issued 8,500 of the one-ounce silver coins, dubbed “Perched Bald Eagle,” in 2014. The proof-quality piece belongs to the Mint’s five-coin series of silver, gold and platinum coins – all issued that year – featuring various bald eagle designs; however, the example the Mint shipped to Zimmermann is entirely plated in gold, including on both the obverse and reverse designs plus the serrated edges, rather than selective gold plating. “I don’t let it out of my sight,” said Zimmermann, who added he’s “sure it’s not a tarnish” (referring to the dark-coloured toning found on some silver coins) because the coin’s cameo and mirror finishes remain in place in the proper areas. Continue reading →

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Regulars
Pick our Brain
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CCN Trends
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Page 16
CCN Marketplace
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Page 26
Show & Bourse
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Page 30
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
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Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
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Page 10

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
A genuine Canadian waffle would be a sweet acquisition
Page 14
Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
3-euro coins offer a glimpse into Slovenian history
Page 28

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