Volume 60 – #16

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Volume 60#16

November 8 – November 21, 2022

Elliott King, eight, found in the sand along Lake Huron an 1858 large cent, which his grandfather and retired dealer Ross King described as being in Very Good condition.

Collector, 8, unearths 1858 large cent along Lake Huron coast

A recently retired dealer hopes the 1858 large cent his eight-year-old grandson unearthed while hiking along the Lake Huron shoreline will spark a lifelong interest in numismatics. The story harkens back to 1954, when 10-year-old Ross King found a century-old coin while digging in the garden of his family’s farm in rural Egremont Township, about 80 kilometres north of Kitchener in Southwestern Ontario. King pulled up an 1854 Bank of Upper Canada penny, which “ignited a 68-year numismatic adventure,” he said. Ross began focusing on British coins in the late 1970s, running his business for about 40 years before selling his inventory in 2020. He auctioned his collection through an English firm last year. “Perhaps Elliott’s discovery will do the same and encourage him to follow in his grandpa’s footsteps.” Continue reading →

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