Volume 60 – #05

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Volume 60#05

June 7 – June 20, 2022

As part of this summer’s Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) Convention, the Royal Canadian Mint will send designers, engravers and other technicians to the bourse. At the 2019 convention in Calgary, artist Michelle Grant (shown) was on hand to promote the Calgary Stampede coin she designed.

RCNA Convention to return this summer in Ottawa

With just two months until the show opens, collectors are gearing up for the first in-person convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) since 2019. For the eighth time in its 72-year history, the RCNA will hold its annual gathering in Ottawa, which played host to past conventions in 2016, 2008, 2000, 1976, 1967, 1958 and 1955. The association was forced to cancel its in-person conventions in both 2020 and 2021, although a virtual event was held last year. “Planning is going well, but it’s been a real challenge as we’ve come out of the two-year COVID hiatus,” said RCNA President Steve Woodland, who’s also the general chair of the show’s organizing committee. “The real challenge has been finding tours and visits. With Ottawa being a COVID hotspot, people just weren’t ready to commit and say exactly what was going to be available this summer.” Continue reading →

Coin Expo returns with star-studded medal auction
Page 1
Ontario man faces charges for ‘Camel Toe’ counterfeits
Page 1
RCM’s Opulence Collection includes one-kilo diamond coin
Page 6

Pick our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 6
Focus on Canadian large and small cents
Page 16
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 30
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Co-emperors’ clasped hands are deceiving
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Druggist’s dies produced rare, square Bouquet Sou token
Page 12

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Setting it straight on striking chamber errors
Page 24
Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Ten cents of 1934 among lower mintages in George V series
Page 28

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