Volume 61 – #02

Read This Issue

Subscribe today to read this issue and more from Canadian Coin News.

Download or view a digital copy of this issue instantly for just 4 credits.

Volume 61#02

April 25 – May 8, 2023

Lorne Barnes’ impressive 808-page reference book, Trade Tokens of Ontario, uses the iconic numbering system created by late numismatist Fred Bowman of Lachine, Qué.

Ontario trade token book receives long-awaited update

Long-time Ontario numismatist Lorne Barnes has released what he has billed as “the most up-to-date reference on Ontario trade tokens.” Barnes’ 808-page reference book Trade Tokens of Ontario, released this February, uses the iconic numbering system created by late numismatist Fred Bowman, of Lachine, Qué. Bowman, the first recipient of the J. Douglas Ferguson Award – today considered the highest distinction in Canadian numismatics – developed the numbering system for the second edition of his book Trade Tokens of Ontario in 1972. “A coloured version of the Bowman reference was needed, and after discussions with several interested parties, I decided to start work on the project,” Barnes told CCN this March. “This 2022 reference would not have been possible without the effort of the late Fred Bowman, who introduced a numbering system still used by collectors today. There was no need to introduce a new layout and numbering system when collectors are using a system that already works.” Continue reading →

‘Robust’ show, auction forecasted for Coin Expo
Page 1
RCM’s April releases include ‘W’ mintmark series
Page 1
Calgary, Edmonton clubs host well-attended shows
Page 6
Hot bidding quintuples first Canadian QEII note
Page 10
Nuphilex returning to Montréal at McGill hall
Page 14

Pick Our Brain
Do you have a collecting question?
Page 6
Focus on Proof-like singles
Page 16
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 24
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 26
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Many pre-Confederation banks were short-lived
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Exaggeration, dishonesty do our hobby no favours
Page 12

Buy This Issue

Purchasing this issue costs 4 credits. You can buy credits and use them to purchase past issues and reveal the trend prices of coins and notes.

You must be logged in to buy issues.

Login Sign Up

Past Issues

Canadian Coin News


Canadian Coin News is Canada's premier source of information about coins, notes and medals.

Although we cover the entire world of numismatics, the majority of our readers are Canadian, and we concentrate on the unique circumstances surrounding collecting in our native land.

Send Us Your Event

Running an event? Send it to us and we will display it on Canadian Coin News!

Submit Event →

Subscribe To 26 Issues For Just $59.99/year

Subscribe today to receive Canada's premier coin publication. Canadian Coin News is available in both paper and digital forms.

Subscribe Now

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.