Volume 60 – #04

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Volume 60#04

May 24 – June 6, 2022

A 1954 $50 radar note with a ‘solid eight’ serial number reading ‘B/H8888888’ sold for $12,650, doubling its estimate as Lot 1148 of the April 8-9 Premier Auction.

Paper money strong ‘as always’ at spring Premier Auction

Canadian paper money continued to attract bidders’ attention at Colonial Acres’ latest Premier Auction. One of the only major in-person auctions held in Canada since the pandemic began, it saw more than 1,300 lots cross the block at Trajan Publishing’s National Postage Stamp & Coin Show in Mississauga, Ont. Despite ongoing pandemic concerns, the sale’s live floor was well attended with bidders vying for material in person for the first time in more than two years. “This auction was exciting as it was our first live venue since the pandemic started, and it was nice to see familiar faces at the show and in the auction room,” said Kirk Parsons, a co-owner with the Kitchener, Ont.-based auction house. “We were very pleased with the show, and the turnout was better than we expected – so an all-around success.” Continue reading →

Features
Special proof dollar, low-mintage gold shine among RCM issues
Page 1
South Wellington club marks 25 years
Page 6
Spiriting bidding on banknotes at Prominence Sale VII
Page 10
Hobo nickel sale offers ‘miniature pieces of art’
Page 28

Regulars
Pick our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 6
Trends
Focus on Proof-like Singles
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
Notes & Bills
Seventy-year reign includes wide banknote selection
Page 8
Randy Heimpel
CoinNet
Smithsonian great assistant in entertaining, educating kids
Page 12

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Not all terms presented as positive benefit buyers
Page 14
Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Euros celebrate union’s many milestones
Page 24

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