Volume 62 – #07

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Volume 62#07

July 2 – July 15, 2024

This rare 1937 Boston Marathon gold medal, won by Canadian Walter Young, is available as Lot 380. It has an opening bid of $25,000.

Boston Marathon 1937 gold medal up for auction at RCNA convention

A gold medal from the 1937 Boston Marathon, won by a Canadian, is one of the significant highlights of the upcoming Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) convention auction this July in Boucherville, Que. Walter Young, a relatively unknown runner from Verdun, Que., claimed the coveted title by crossing the finish line in 2:33:20, defeating second-place finisher John A. Kelley by more than six minutes. According to a brief biography on Wikipedia, weather conditions on that April 19 race day were “unseasonably hot.” Young’s triumph is a celebrated moment in marathon and Canadian sports history. Continue reading →

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Royal Mint enlists dealer to help intensify push into U.S. market
Page 6
Woodstock Coin Club medals honour notable early settler
Page 6

Regulars
Trends
Focus on Canadian 20 and 25 cents
Page 16
CCN Marketplace
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Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 26
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Probus issued wide array of antoniniani
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Sticky situations at the Mint led to full brockages
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