Volume 60 – #11

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Volume 60#11

August 30 – September 12, 2022

From left to right: Carlos Barcenas, the senior director of manufacturing at the Royal Canadian Mint’s Winnipeg facility; Anita Campbell, the finance and human resources minister with the Manitoba Métis Federation; Norman Meade, an elder in residence at the University of Manitoba; Métis politician Dan Vandal, an MP and the federal northern affairs minister; and Métis artist and coin designer Jennine Krauchi unveil a silver collector coin honouring the Red River Métis on Aug. 2.

RCM honours Red River Métis with ‘Generations’ $20 coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued six new coins plus a gold fractional set as part of its August numismatic catalogue. One of the coins, launched on Aug. 2 with the rest of the monthly catalogue, honoured the history of the Red River Métis during an unveiling ceremony at the Mint’s Winnipeg facility. Designed in partnership with the Manitoba Métis Federation, the $20 silver coin – dubbed “Generations” – features Métis beadwork alongside Michif, the official language of the Métis Nation. Its reverse design features beadwork patterns by Manitoba Métis artist Jennine Krauchi, who attended the unveiling. “I have always tried to tell our stories through my beadwork whether it’s a personal story or a broader theme,” said Krauchi, who added her design for the Mint’s new coin explores “a little of the history of the Red River Métis, our struggles and hardships and what we have overcome as a people.” Continue reading →

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Pick Our Brain
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Focus on Canadian 20 & 25 cents
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CCN Marketplace
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Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 30
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Romans brought ignoble end to once-great Greek city-state
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Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Third example of elusive Blacksmith token may exist
Page 12

Jesse Robitaille
Errors & Varieties
So-called ‘errors’ on 1967 silver dollars in high demand
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