Volume 60 – #19

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Volume 60#19

December 20 – January 2, 2023

Regina collector Brent Hancock submitted an 1858-dated 20-cent coin to Canadian Coin Certification Service, which returned it with the ‘A/A’ designation as just the second known example. Photo by Brent Hancock.

Second 1858 ‘A/A’ variety certified

A second example of the 1858 “Large A over Small A” variety on that year’s 20-cent coin has been found and certified by Canadian Coin Certification Service (CCCS). Brent Hancock, of Regina, Sask., found the first example of the previously unreported variety in late 2021 (“Regina collector finds new 1858 variety,” CCN Vol. 59 #26, March 29, 2022). Following the publication of his discovery, another collector brought what he believed to be the second example to the Regina Coin Club (RCC) show in April. “The owner allowed me to submit the piece to CCCS for him, and in due course, the coin was returned with the ‘A/A’ designation,” said Hancock, who has since acquired the second example. “I won’t disclose the price as I don’t want to influence costs and continue to hope this will organically happen with a listing once a couple more surface.” Continue reading →

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