Volume 61 – #14

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Volume 61#14

October 10 – October 23, 2023

‘The King of Canadian Coins,’ this 1921 fifty cents has a new owner after selling for $160,480 at Colonial Acres’ Fall Premier Numismatic Auction.

Specimen-grade ‘King of Canadian Coins’ changes hands

The Specimen-64 “King of Canadian Coins” featured in Colonial Acres’ Fall Premier Numismatic Auction has a new owner after selling for $160,480 at the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show. One of six Specimen-grade examples of the 1921-dated 50-cent piece known to exist, Lot 616B featured a beautiful PCGS-graded coin “garbed in a fitting sombre grey patina with undertones of regal purple.” “Specimen strikes don’t hit the market too often,” says Colonial auctioneer Kirk Parsons. “To get interest on a $100,000-plus Specimen coin was definitely a bonus for selling.” Continue reading →

Features
France D Waychison named Fellow of the RCNA
Page 6
RCNA announces literary, club awards
Page 15
Fritsch becomes newest Knight of St. Eligius
Page 23

Regulars
Pick Our Brain
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Page 6
Trends
Focus on RCM Collectibles
Page 16
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 24
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 26
Columns
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Society an invaluable resource for paper money collectors
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Some auction lots contain questionable errors
Page 10

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