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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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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Our Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show is this weekend, Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd

Canada stamp

Hi everyone, Just another reminder that the next Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show is this Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd, 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 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and from 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday. 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…

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Our next North Shore Numismatic Society Meeting is on Tuesday, March 21st

Hi everyone,  The next North Shore Numismatic Society Meeting is on Tuesday, March 21st.  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 will present a PowerPoint on “English Hammered Gold Coins”.  Thank you to Mr. B. A. Seaby of the Ontario Numismatic Association for developing and sharing this program with the numismatic clubs. Please remember to bring your items for the floor submission auction.  To pay for your successful…

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Next NSNS club meeting is on Tuesday, February 21st

Hi everyone, The next North Shore Numismatic Society Meeting is on Tuesday, February 21st. The meetings are held at the Bonsor Recreation Centre in Burnaby in Multipurpose Room #2. Doors open at 7 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm. The meeting is open to both members and non-members, so everyone is welcome. Program: Michael Souza will present another popular and fun PowerPoint program on “Guess The Country – Quiz #11”. Michael will show you one side of a numismatic item with a multiple choice of three countries. You just have to decide which country issued it. Paper and…

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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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January Club Meeting and Coin Show

Happy New Year everyone, 2017 is Canada’s sesquicentennial  Before I forget, the next Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show at the Nikkei Centre is on Saturday, January 28th, 9 am to 3 pm.  The next North Shore Numismatic Society Meeting is on Tuesday, January 17th.  The meetings are held at the Bonsor Recreation Centre in Burnaby in Multipurpose Room #2.  Doors open at 7 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm.  The meeting is open to both members and non-members, so everyone is welcome. Program: Michael Souza will present a PowerPoint program on “Counterfeiters and Forgers”.  Despite severe penalties for counterfeiting, they have not stopped…

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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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Our Collectibles Show is this weekend

Our Vancouver Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show is this Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th at the Nikkei Centre, Burnaby see more information here Everyone welcome!  Canada Coins, World Coins, Ancient Coins, Tokens, Bank Notes, Postcards, Stamps, Covers,  Maps, Medals, Silver and all types of collectibles. Come along and see what you can find! There’ll be 25 dealers gathered including … Paul Anderson, Praefectus Coins will be there. He has ancient coins for all budgets. KINGS OF MACEDON. DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES (306-283 BC). AR TETRADRACHM Kings of Macedon. Demetrios Poliorcetes (306-283 BC). AR tetradrachm 31 mm. 16.8 gm. Amphipolis, ca. 290-289. Obv: Diademed…

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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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Date for Diary: Vancouver Coin, Stamp and Collectable Show 17th – 18th September

1958 British Columbia dollar

We’re looking forward to the Coin, Stamp & Collectable Show. It’s 2 days this year – Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2016.  At the Nikkei Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby.   There’ll be a lot of material on display both new and old (and even ancient!) We hope to see you! More information and a map here. You can also sign-up   for email  Show reminders and features:  http://northshorenumismaticsociety.org/vancouver-coin-show/ People come to our show from all over Vancouver, the North Shore, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey and the whole Lower Mainland, They come from the interior and Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island.  We’re happy…

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Our Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show is this Saturday, April 2nd

Hi Everyone, This a a reminder that the next Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show is this Saturday, April 2nd. The show is held at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre located at 6688 Southoaks Crescent at the intersection of Kingsway and Sperling (Sperling becomes Southoaks south of Kingsway). The show runs from 9 am to 3 pm.  Admission is $2, and free for those age 16 and under.  There is  free underground parking at the location, and there is also parking along Beresford Avenue behind the Centre.  We have three new dealers at this show. More information can be…

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Reminder – our next Coins, Stamps, and Collectibles Show is on April 2nd, 2016

Hi everyone, This is a reminder that our next Coins, Stamps, and Collectibles Show is on April 2nd, 2016.   The show is held at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre located at 6688 Southoaks Crescent at the intersection of Kingsway and Sperling (Sperling becomes Southoaks south of Kingsway).   The show runs from 9 am to 3 pm.  Admission is $2, and free for those age 16 and under.  There is limited free underground parking at the location, and there is also parking along Beresford Avenue behind the Centre. More information can be obtained from our website: http://northshorenumismaticsociety.org/

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Meeting up Tuesday 15th March at Bonsor – Everyone welcome!

Charles II 1679 Three pence at auction at Bonsor: Hello everyone, Mark your calendars!!! This is a reminder that the next North Shore Numismatic Society meeting is Tuesday, March 15th. The meeting is held at the Bonsor Recreation Centre, in Multipurpose Room #2.  Doors open at 7 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm.  The meeting is open to members and non-members, so everyone is welcome.  Program:  We are in the middle of tax filing season, so Michael Souza will present a PowerPoint on “Income Tax and Coin Collecting”.  As hobby collectors, it is important to understand how the income tax legislation affects you when you…

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Khmer Rouge currency – First IBNS Chapter meeting for 2016

Cambodia 1 riel 1975 Polpot Khmer Rouge bank note Hello,  A reminder that our first Chapter meeting for 2016 will be held on Wednesday, 10th February 2016 at the Burnaby Public Library on Willingdon Avenue. Program: ‘Cambodia : Year Zero – Khmer Rouge regime currency (1975 – 1979)’ – to be presented by long-time Chapter member and frequent program presenter, Dan Bellan. Don’t forget to bring along items for discussion – notes from your collection, new catalogues & books, etc. Doors open at 6:30pm and the meeting will commence at 7:00pm. Hope to see you there! Regards, Clint O’Toole Secretary…

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Our Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show – This Saturday, January 30th at the Nikkei Centre in Burnaby

Just a quick reminder that this Saturday, January 30th, the North Shore Numismatic Society will be hosting a Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre in Burnaby. The show runs from 9 am to 3 pm. For more information, please look on our website: http://northshorenumismaticsociety.org/ Hope to see you all there, Mike Thank you Royal Canadian Mint for image http://www.mint.ca/store/coins/18karat-gold-coin

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North Shore Numismatic Society meeting Tuesday January 19th at Bonsor

1853 California Gold Dollar

Hello everyone, Happy New Year and all the best for 2016!!!  Mark your calendars!!!  This is a reminder that the next North Shore Numismatic Society meeting is Tuesday, January 19th. The meeting is held at the Bonsor Recreation Centre, in Multipurpose Room #2.  Doors open at 7 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm.  The meeting is open to members and non-members, so everyone is welcome.    Program:  Michael Souza will present a PowerPoint on “United States – Private Gold Coinage”.  This PowerPoint, prepared by a member of the London Numismatic Society, provide a history of early US Gold Coins produced by…

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