Volume 58 – #13

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Volume 58#13

September 29 – October 12, 2020

Stanley Clute (left) receives the J. Douglas Ferguson Award, the highest distinction in Canadian numismatics, from Ron Greene at last year's Royal Canadian Numismatic Association Convention.

Numismatics’ tangled web uncovered by research, writing

Numismatic history dates back to at least the Renaissance (1300-1600) and possibly even to ancient times. Through the centuries, numismatics’ backbone has been research and writing, which remain at the forefront of the hobby today. Research and writing are how seasoned collectors break new ground – the inexorable march of numismatic progress – but it’s also an avenue for beginners to enter the hobby. “The opportunities and resources for numismatic research have never been greater, nor has the amount of numismatic material to be researched – but neither have the potential pitfalls,” said long-time CCN columnist Stan Clute, of Calgary, who has been researching and writing for the past five decades. Continue reading →

Features
Golden celebration of Arctic culture leads RCM September unveiling
Page 1
Troyak club show going ahead with blueprint for ‘new normal’
Page 1
RCNA offers free Zoom access to member clubs
Page 6
New $2 marks ‘V-E Day 75’
Page 21

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian ten cents
Page 14
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling
Page 22
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 25
Columns
Guest Commentary
Frealin 'Bill' Cummings' mentorship lives on
Page 6
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Bithynian coinage details Roman state's two-century history
Page 8

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Die edge breaks, multiple strikes thing of the past
Page 10
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
19th-century Toronto jeweller countermarked U.S. coins
Page 12

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