Volume 60 – #06

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Volume 60#06

June 21 – July 4, 2022

Five medals named to Toronto-born Second World War flight sergeant William Hugh Magill, of the ‘Bison Squadron,’ are expected to bring $6,000 at a June 12 auction hosted by Colonial Acres.

Second World War medals to lead June auction

A group of five Second World War medals, including the prestigious Distinguished Flying Medal, will cross the block during a June auction in Kitchener, Ont. Instituted for the United Kingdom and British Commonwealth in 1918 and discontinued in 1993, the medal recognized “an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty performed whilst flying in active operations against the enemy,” according to the Veterans Affairs Canada website. Canadian troops received 556 Distinguished Flying Medals while another 136 medals were awarded to other Commonwealth personnel serving in Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) squadrons. Among those recipients was Flight Sgt. William Hugh Magill, of the RCAF’s 429 Squadron (also known as the Bison Squadron). Born in Toronto in July 1925, Magill worked in munitions production before enlisting in the military at age 18 in 1943. Promoted to sergeant a year later, he participated in at least 15 attacks on enemy targets, most of which were against heavily defended targets in the Ruhr, the heart of Nazi Germany’s heavy industry. Continue reading →

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Page 10
Crowfoot considered as face of the five
Page 11

Regulars
Pick Our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 6
Trends
Focus on Maritime Coins
Page 16
CCN Marketplce
Are you buying or selling?
Page 24
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 26
Columns
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Bank of Canada forged new path for country’s currency
Page 8
Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Varieties, low mintage add spice to 1891 large cents
Page 12

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Sussing out the rotated die from the rotated dies
Page 14
Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Commonwealth Games present a collecting opportunity
Page 20

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