Volume 60 – #15

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Volume 60#15

October 25 – November 7, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne in 1952 at age 25 before presiding over the Commonwealth of Nations, including Canada, for seven decades. She celebrated her platinum jubilee earlier this year.

Collectors eye coins, banknotes as QEII dies after 70-year reign

Collectors and the general public are vying for numismatic material related to the late Queen Elizabeth II after the long-reigning monarch died on Sept. 8. The queen’s death followed a 70-year, 214-day reign, during which she became Britain’s longest-serving monarch. Her numismatic legacy spans the Commonwealth of Nations, a collection of more than 50 countries, including Canada, which she headed throughout her time on the throne. Her effigy has appeared on at least 33 different worldwide currencies – more than any other monarch – including many billions of Canadian coins and nearly 20 of the country’s banknotes. Her death brings with it a “new era in the history of the Mint and of Canadian numismatics,” according to a recent statement from the Royal Canadian Mint. In the transition to this new age, one in which the late queen’s son and newly named King Charles III will serve as the monarch, dealers have seen an increased demand for queen-related coins and banknotes. Continue reading →

Features
Bank denies rolled coins, dealers faced with opportunity?
Page 1
New $2 celebrates Canada’s greatest hockey moment
Page 1
Market ‘strong’ as bidders vie for affordable material
Page 10
Queen’s passing ignites interest at Calgary coin show
Page 24
RCM supports reconciliation with keepsake medallion
Page 25

Regulars
Pick Our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 6
Trends
Focus on Canadian $1 & $2
Page 16
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 28
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 30
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Caesar ally Lepidus became part of Second Triumvirate
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Checking edges can yield rare finds
Page 12

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
‘Mint error,’ ‘rare’ most overused, misused terms
Page 14

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