VOLUME 59 – #23

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Volume 59#23

February 15 – February 28, 2022

The Weyburn Security Bank, launched in 1911 with $1 million in capital, issued $5 notes featuring a train in a city on its face (shown).

Weyburn Security Bank’s rare issues explored

In the early 1880s, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) began bringing settlers into present-day southern Saskatchewan to farm the prairie landscape. The village of Weyburn was founded in 1899, six years before the Province of Saskatchewan entered Canadian Confederation. Earlier in the decade, the federal government divided the southern region of the North-West Territories into four districts, including the District of Assiniboia, which comprised the southernmost quarter of present-day Saskatchewan and later included Weyburn, plus the District of Saskatchewan, which sat just north of Assiniboia. Weyburn was incorporated as a village in 1900, attained town status in 1903 and received its city charter a decade later as it became the province’s sixth city. Continue reading →

Features
Top Canadian coins sold in 2021
Page 1
Coin show calendar upended as pandemic rages into 2022
Page 1
ONA Speakeasy offers collectors laid-back monthly meet-up
Page 6
Ferguson Foundation chair steps down after six-plus years
Page 11
Rare U.S. coins, banknotes hot through 2021
Page 29

Regulars
Pick Our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 6
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian ten cents
Page 16
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 30
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Antioch’s turbulent times reflected on coins
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Die axis, upper leaves distinguish rare Nova Scotia penny
Page 10

Randy Heimpel
CoinNet
Washington University site educates collectors
Page 12
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Latest error, variety guide clarifies ‘the hunt’
Page 14

Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Beijing Games mean more Olympic coins
Page 24

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