Volume 60 – #25

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Volume 60#25

March 14 – March 27, 2023

National Currency Collection curator David Bergeron spoke on Jan. 10 at the Waterloo Coin Society’s first meeting of 2023.

National Currency Collection safeguards Canadian history

Created in the mid-20th century to preserve Canada’s banking and financial history, the National Currency Collection (NCC) takes an egalitarian approach to its holdings, which include more than 130,000 artifacts from around the world. The NCC received its mandate in 1962 – three years after its creation by the Bank of Canada – to create the most comprehensive collection of Canadian coins, tokens and banknotes. Its directive eventually expanded to include foreign currency, and bank officials officially designated the collection as the NCC in 1977. By 1980, it served as the foundation for the newly opened Currency Museum (now known as the Bank of Canada Museum). “This fantastic collection that we have as Canadians isn’t a private collection,” said NCC curator David Bergeron, who’s also a Fellow of the Canadian Numismatic Research Society. “This is everyone’s collection; I’ve just had the privilege, for the past 25 years, to take care of it. Anybody can come and see it, marvel at it, cherish it, research it – do whatever you need to do.” Continue reading →

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Haida destroyer on 2023 ONA Convention medal
Page 1
RCM wins two COTY awards in 40th annual competition
Page 6
Blay sets records for KGVI, Lincoln cents
Page 24

Pick Our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 6
Focus on RCM Collectibles
Page 16
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 28
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 30
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Excessive Nero produced impressive coinage
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Sloop, spades, anvil grace Upper Canada token
Page 10

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Phoney double ‘D’ cents contain homemade errors
Page 12

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