Julian Ticehurst

Curiouser and curiouser

Pidcock’s exhibition – 1800 copper farthing token from Britain

Pidcock's exhibition

This delightful elephant came to me at the coin fair the other week. The token is 21mm and 2.35g. And I googled and found this description on Yale British Art site – it seems my exact one! I’ve requested the photograph. It’s a copper farthing token issued 1800 by Pidcock’s Exeter ‘Change Menagerie and made by Charles  James.  I’ve heard that the engravers didn’t see the actual elephants so they anatomy isn’t quite right. But they’ve created a lively animal, feeding perhaps. On the other side is a bird-of-prey. http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/3813281 “Undated copper Conder farthing token. The obverse depicts an elephant, with the…

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Bejeweled Bugs: Butterfly

1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Bejeweled Bugs: Butterfly - Mintage: 4,000

Exploring the new releases at Royal Canadian Mint at mint.ca.  They have a butterfly: 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Bejeweled Bugs: Butterfly – Mintage: 4,000 And here’s what they have to say: “A FIRST! A gemstone-adorned butterfly on a pure silver coin! Order today! Basking in the warm rays of the summer sun, the butterfly is arguably the winged jewel of the insect world! This timeless symbol of love, hope and faith has long been an object of fascination, admiration and inspiration around the world. It is also a powerful metaphor for life and change, famously transitioning from ravenous…

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1921 50 Cents “King of Coins” to auction

1921 Canada 50 Cents

RCNA auction to feature ‘King’ of Canadian coins says the front page of Canadian Coin News this week. The “King” of Canadian coins – a 1921 50 cent piece, graded ICCS MS65 – will take pride of place at the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association’s 2017 auction, to be held July 20-22 2017 in Boucherville, Quebec. In February 2015 CCN reported that 1921 50 Cents coin had sold at auction for $220,000 What will it fetch this time do you think ? and here is King George V (although from a 50 cents with a different date )    

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#Canada150

Canada 150 silver coin

This #Canada150 release commemorates the 150th anniversary of Canada. It’s a silver 3 dollars priced at $19.95. RCM > “Canadian artist Laurie McGaw has created a fun and uplifting collage of the places and things that make Canada great.”   A newcomer to B.C. and Canada says: “A lot of thought has gone into the individual elements in the design, and they are nicely rendered. I really like the geographic layout. My eyes dot about the coin itself. It’s a busy design with a beaver naturally, and a polar bear, a statuesque moose, a salmon and a Canada goose. There’s an inukshuk…

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Oom Paul 5 Cent Token Issue

Oom Paul Token

The maverick online token identifier used to have a listing of one other token and  seemed to think it might be a token related to an American named Oom Paul. Now it lists it as being attributed to Wayne, Nebraska and says “also attributed to Saint John’s, Quebec, Canada” and “this token is from St. John’s, Quebec (now known as “Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu)”. The one web reference I did come across to Oom Paul and cigars and 5 cents is to an Oom Paul in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Oom Paul, I have no doubt, refers to Oom Paul Kruger of the Transvaal…

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Club Meeting this Tuesday, June 20th – Newfoundland Gold, Pizza!

Harvey Richer Gold Coins of Newfoundland

Hi everyone, The next North Shore Numismatic Society Meeting is on Tuesday, June 20th.  The meetings are held at the Bonsor Recreation Centre in Burnaby in Multipurpose Room #2.  Doors open at 7 pm and the meetings start at 7:30 pm.  The meeting is open to both members and non-members, everyone is welcome! Program: Author Harvey Richer is our guest speaker at this meeting.  Dr. Richer is a professor of astronomy at the University of British Columbia. He is one of the largest Canadian users of the Hubble Space Telescope. He was born in Montreal where (in the 1950’s) he began collecting…

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Vancouver Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show

Canada 50 Cents 1949

Hi everyone, Just a reminder that the next Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show is on Saturday May 27th at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre. The Centre is located 4 kms east of Metrotown at the intersection of Kingsway and Sperling. Sperling becomes Southoaks south of Kingsway. The show times are from 9 am to 3 pm. There is limited free underground parking at Nikkei and if the underground parking is full, there is street parking along Beresford Street behind the Centre. If you are taking transit, the #106 New Westminster Station bus from Metrotown stops right outside the Nikkei…

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Resistance is Futile! The Borg are on a coin

Star Trek™: The Borg - 1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin (2017) - See more at: http://www.mint.ca/store/coins/coin-prod2930141?lang=en_CA#.WQWhvogrKCo

Royal Canadian Mint have released a coin celebrating the Borg from Star Trek > “From 1987 to 1994, Star Trek™: The Next Generation built upon the spirit of The Original Series by updating the themesto reflect its time. Even today, Canadian Star Trek™ fans remain as dedicated as ever to it, with a stellar cast of characters and gripping episodes such as “The Best of Both Worlds,” which included one of the most memorable antagonists of all time: the Borg. The formidable Borg pose one of the greatest threats to the Federation. They are uncompromising in their desire for “perfection,”…

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George V grading, notes from the April NSNS club meeting

Percy Metcalfe obverse 1935 Canada Dollar

Hi everyone, We had a great meeting this last Tuesday. Thank you Bill Watson who gave a fascinating presentation on the grading of George V coins and facilitated an open discussion about coin grading. The websites presented were:- Coins and Canada guide to grading  http://www.coinsandcanada.com/coins-grading.php Saskatoon Coin Club – Canadian Coin Gradinghttp://www.saskatooncoinclub.ca/articles/12_grading_canadian_coins.html This is the grading book mentioned Andre Langlois – Guide for Grading Coins of Canada, Boucherville Press, 1st Ed., 2015 It is available from Chantou http://www.chantou.com/ Giuseppe Iorio said there would be a discount for club members! Bill Watson mentioned that George V joined the Navy at the age of 12. Here…

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CCN > Thomas Button dispatched in search of Northwest Passage

Henry Hudson

Canadian Coin News feature this 2015 $200 gold coin celebrating Henry Hudson in their On This Day column. APRIL 14, 2017 OTD: Thomas Button dispatched in search of Northwest Passage On today’s date in 1612, Welsh Royal Navy officer Thomas Button sailed out of London in search of the Northwest Passage. The aim of the expedition, which was backed by the Prince of Wales and the Northwest Co., was to retrace “the now familiar route,” according to Lincoln Paine’s 2000 book, Ships of Discovery and Exploration. The previous expedition, which began in 1610, was commanded by English explorer Henry Hudson, who sailed…

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Bank of Canada unveils new $10 note for 150th anniversary

Bank of Canada unveils new $10 n

The new $10 note will mark the first time an indigenous Canadian and a woman other than the Queen will feature on Canada’s currency. see the short Video  in The Star > https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/04/07/bank-of-canada-unveils-new-10-note-for-150th-anniversary.html Note that this won’t replace the existing $10 design.

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Our next club Meeting is on Tuesday, April 18th / Everybody welcome!

Hi everyone,  The next North Shore Numismatic Society Meeting is on Tuesday, April 18th.  The meetings are held at the Bonsor Recreation Centre in Burnaby in Multipurpose Room #2.  Doors open at 7 pm and the meetings start at 7:30 pm.  The meeting is open to both members and non-members, so everyone is welcome.  Program: Michael Souza and Bill Watson will present a PowerPoint on “Grading George V Coins” followed by a discussion about grading coins in general.  Please come prepared with questions about grading to share with the membership.  Thank you to the Timmins Coin Club for developing and sharing this…

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Logging B.C. 1910 Postcards

Wellburn BC Logging 1

Logging B.C. 1910 Eburne Used MacFarlane & Unu Hibben colour Postcard duo ex Gerald Wellburn who notes that it “could be (Jeremiah) Rogers logging at Kitsilano” “In 1860 Jerry Rogers was cutting spars in Alberni, in 1863 he was already in Burrard Inlet and the very next year building the first big logging camp at Jerry’s Cove or as we now call it “Jericho” All Nations Stamp & Coin have a page for the legendary early logger Jeremiah Rogers  Postcard Images thank you All Nations Stamp & Coin  

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Saturday 28th January is Vancouver Coins, Stamps and Collectibles Show!

Hi everyone, Just a quick reminder that the next Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show is on Saturday, January 28th at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.  The Centre is located 4 kms east of Metrotown at the intersection of Kingsway and Sperling. The show is from 9 am to 3 pm and there is free underground parking.  If the underground parking is full, there is street parking along Beresford Street behind the Centre. Hope to see you all at the show. Michael More information here : http://northshorenumismaticsociety.org/vancouver-coin-show/  

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We wish you a Joyous Christmas!

Christmas Snowman 2014

Our club Christmas meet this week was a wonderful, fun time! It was very well-attended.  Dorian, our youngest member, won Pandora’s box! This is a huge pot where everyone gives a coin $15 in value or more and wrapped as a christmas present. Here’s Dorian with Alex, his father, showing  Pandora’s box with all the presents opened so we could  see the coin joy: Dorian’s favourite coin out of them all was this Christmas Snowman: We wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy collecting New Year!  Thank you Royal Canadian Mint for the Snowman image. This year the…

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Reminder our club Christmas party is this Tuesday 20th

Christmas tree

       Hello Everyone, The North Shore Numismatic Society Christmas meeting is going to be held this coming Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The meeting is held in Multipurpose Room #2 at the Bonsor Recreation Centre next to Metrotown. Doors open at 7 pm and the meeting will start at 7:30 pm. The meeting is open to members and non-members, so everyone is welcome. Instead of a program, this meeting is an opportunity to get together with your fellow members for food and drinks. To make it a successful evening, please bring some finger foods or snacks to share with…

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Vancouver Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show is this Saturday, November 26th at the Nikkei

1935 Canada silver dollar

Hi everyone, This is a reminder that the next Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show is this Saturday, November 26th at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.  The centre is located at 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby, 4 kms east of Metrotown.  Here is the location on Google Maps: We have 40 tables with dealers that buy, sell and do free appraisals. The show runs from 9 am to 3 pm and there is free underground parking on a first-come, first-served basis.  There is additional parking on Beresford Street behind the Centre and street parking north of Kingsway.  Admission is…

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Inaugural two-day Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Star Trek Enterprise

Hi everyone, ONLY ONE MORE WEEK TILL SHOW TIME!!! This is a quick reminder that next weekend, Saturday, the 17th and Sunday, the 18th, the club is hosting its inaugural two-day Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre. We will have the following dealers in attendance: Michael Tarantino, AAA Stamp Coin Jewellery. Victoria Paul Anderson, Praefectus Coins, Vancouver Lynn Balmer, Balmoral Numismatics, Burnaby Louie Bassetto, Vancouver Albert Benoit, Vancouver Lydia Bellan, New Westminster Stan Chin, Vancouver Clay Elmquist, LC Coins, Victoria Bill Hilderbrand, Abbotsford Peter Jensen, Burnaby Adem Karasik, Vancouver Tolling Jennings, Lasqueti Mint,…

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Welcome Columbia Notes!

hello and a very happy Labour Day! We’re looking forward to our Coin, Stamps & Collectables show on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September. It’s at the Nikkei Centre in Burnaby – do come along. We’re delighted to welcome Ron Richardson and his wife, Doris, and Columbia Notes – specializing in the paper money of Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia, as well as world polymer issues. See their website here www.columbia-notes.com This 10,000 pesos note from Colombia was issued in 1992 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the landing in the New World by Christopher Columbus. The front depicts a woman from the Embera…

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