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Numismatic Royalty: The 1921 50 cent
It is not often that something comes through the door of a well-established coin store that causes the staff to clamour around each other like schoolchildren admiring the latest handheld video game.
Why Collect Coins and Bank Notes?
Coin and bank note collecting is one of the most popular hobbies in the world, with over one million collectors in Canada today, and over 20 million collectors in the United States. The fascination wi
What are the best coins or bank notes to collect?
The easy answer to this question is “whatever you like”, but there are many reasons to choose a particular area of collecting or way to collect. The best coins or bank notes to collect will ultima
Values of Coins and Bank Notes
Whether you have just inherited a collection of coins or bank notes, or rediscovered a collection you built years ago, everyone wants to know what their old money is worth.   There are several
Love Tokens
A love token (or ‘token of affection’) can be defined as a coin which has been altered by hand-engraving to commemorate an event or loved one.  Dating back as early as the 1600s,
Are Rare Coins a Good Investment?
Written by Steven Bromberg Professional Numismatist, CEO Canadian Coin & Currency Most of us who collect coins are inspired by history and beautiful artwork, and are intrigued by the
1973 Canadian 25 Cent Mountie Quarter - Small Bust vs Large Bust
The 1973 25 cent RCMP Mountie quarter is one of the most commonly collected coins in Canada. Unfortunately it is also one of the most misunderstood. Of the 135.9 million quarters struck by the RCM