Volume 57#15

October 29 – November 11, 2019

A counterfeit 1914 Canadian $5 gold coin is a 'brand new' example available on the market, said Mike Marshall, who believes its manufacturer is the same person producing fake 1911 silver dollars and 1921 half-dollars with a 'bad obverse but an awesome legend.'

Don’t get burned when looking for fakes

The first rule of counterfeit detection is, “See what’s there, not what you’re expecting.” This according to Mike Marshall, Canada’s pre-eminent counterfeit coin expert, who led a two-and-a-half-hour seminar at the recent National Postage Stamp and Coin Show in Mississauga. An air-traffic controller by day, Marshall also uses his dedicated concentration and problem-solving skills for the good of the hobby since 2007. “When people are looking at coins, they don’t see what’s there – they see what they were expecting to see – and that’s where they get burned,” said Marshall, a resident of Trenton, Ont. Continue reading →

Features
Array of offerings slated for October Torex Auction
Page 1
‘Shag Harbour Incident’ continues RCM’s UFO series
Page 1
Eisenhauer Collection rarities cross block at Long Beach Expo
Page 6
Rare 1872 ‘Chiefs Medal’ doubles estimate at Sherbrooke Seminary Sale
Page 12
Peterborough club show returning after six-year hiatus
Page 28

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on RCM collectibles
Page 18
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Columns
Jeff Fournier
Guest Commentary
Publishing not as easy as it seems
Page 6
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Consider quality, style of strikes for ancient coins
Page 8

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Author in quandary over errors on ‘collector’ coins
Page 10
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Mysteries abound with Upper Canada blacksmith rarities
Page 14

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