Volume 57 – #19

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Volume 57#19

December 24 – January 6, 2020

Collectors' desires remain consistent for rare and high-quality coins, like the only privately owned 1911 silver dollar held by dealer Sandy Campbell (shown above), but the Canadian coin market is also showing strength in its average material as of late.

Canadian numismatics on upswing as it enters 2020s

After a robust year in Canadian numismatics, collectors and dealers alike are looking back at the past 12 months to shine a light on where the hobby is headed next. In regards to major collections being offered on the market – and rewriting the market’s trends – the sales of the “Cornerstone” and George Cook collections, which realized more than $7 million altogether, were among the two biggest highlights of 2019. “The industry has seen some growth this year that was probably unexpected,” said Sandy Campbell, owner of Nova Scotia’s Proof Positive Coins, which managed the fixed-price sale of the Cornerstone Collection, two-thirds of which has sold – with realizations exceeding $3 million – since launching this spring. Continue reading →

Features
RCM ends year with handful of new issues
Page 1
Coins before, during Jesus’ time uncover tales of money, religion
Page 6

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian Paper Money
Page 28
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 34
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 37
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Ancient north Africa’s Numidia an interesting numismatic s
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Response to bad Internet listings is education
Page 10

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Die cracks, forked ‘2’ distinguish ‘Bust and Harp’ variety
Page 12
Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Germany, Portugal Euro coins detail countries’ rich historie
Page 14

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