Volume 58 – #01

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Volume 58#01

April 14 – April 27, 2020

As of March 23, COVID-19 has hit more than 190 countries with nearly 375,000 cases and 16,000 deaths worldwide.

Numismatic world grinds to halt as Canada takes aim at COVID-19

In a matter of days, dozens of shows, auctions, club meetings and other numismatic events in Canada were cancelled as cases of COVID-19 sharply increased. Following the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) community-based measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many show organizers are cancelling their events. In addition to public and mass gathering cancellations, these community-based approaches include social distancing, school closures and workplace measures and closures. "Measures taken to reduce the amount of time individuals spend in large crowds or in crowded spaces can be effective to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in a community," reads PHAC’s recent notice, available at canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/public-health-measures-mitigate-covid-19.html. Continue reading →

Features
Trajan’s ‘National Show’ cancelled
Page 1
Income tax and the hobby collector
Page 1

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Proof-like singles
Page 14
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 22
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 25
Columns
Jesse Robitaille
Guest Commentary
Hobbies all-important during our current crisis
Page 6
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Lugdunum holds allure for ancient collectors
Page 8

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
What makes this 'Bust & Harp' variety distinctive?
Page 10
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Discoveries came as unexpected surprise
Page 12

Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
New Calgary Zoo medal set features four animals
Page 20
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