Special Vancouver auction of impressive stamps, coins, bank notes +

Hi everyone, Brian Grant Duff of All Nations Stamp and Coin in Vancouver is holding an impressive auction of stamps, documents, gold and silver coins, and banknotes. Please access the action at the following link: http://www.allnationsstampandcoin.com/auction.html The Auction closes at noon, Pacific Time, next Saturday. You can bid by phoning Brian at (604) 684-4613 or (604) 726-4515, via email at collect@direct.ca, or by filling in the Bidform on the website. You do not need a bidder number. If you are in Vancouver, they have all items on display at the store, so please go in and have a look. The store…

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Reminder: Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show is tomorrow Saturday, February 3rd

Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Celebration of Spring: Apple Blossoms - Mintage: 6,500 (2018)

Just a quick reminder that the next Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show is tomorrow Saturday, February 3rd.   40 tables of collectibles.  Buy-Sell-Trade Hours:  9 am to 3 pm Venue:  Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC Google Map Link: Admission:  $2, age 16 and under FREE Parking:  Limited FREE underground parking, free street parking along Beresford Street behind the venue, and side streets across from the venue. Restaurants:  Onsite Japanese restaurant, Chinese and Vietnamese Restaurants across the street, Tim Hortons half a block west, and A & W a block down from Tim Hortons. For more…

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NSNS meeting is Tuesday, January 16th at Bonsor Senior Centre

ONE CENT 1863

Hi everyone, Just a reminder that the next NSNS meeting is next Tuesday, January 16th.   We will be having our snow-delayed Xmas meeting and our annual Pandora’s Box Draw.  The meeting is held in the Multipurpose Room at the Bonsor 55+ Senior Centre (across the parking lot from the Bonsor Recreation Centre Main Building.)  Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start at 7:00 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…

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We wish you a merry Christmas! 

AE Follis Constantine I

Our  Christmas coin is a bronze follis of Constantine the Great, Emperor of Rome under whose aegis Christianity was at last legitimized and Christmas was first recorded as being celebrated – in Rome on December 25th of the year AD 336 (as is the customary date for many). The coin below shows a Roman military-style standard as a Labarum – surmounted by the greek symbol  chi-rho or Christ.  There is a serpent at the foot representing, for the ancient Romans, rebirth and fertility – a symbol of Asclepius the greek God of Healing.  Beneath are the letters CONS, for the coin was minted…

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December NSNS Christmas Meeting / Cancelled

2014 50c Christmas Tree - Lenticular Coin

SORRY This meeting was cancelled because of bad weather Hello Everyone, I want to take this opportunity to wish to and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  The next North Shore Numismatic Society Christmas meeting is on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The meeting is held in the Multipurpose Room at the Bonsor 55+ Senior Centre across the parking lot from the Bonsor Recreation Centre Main Building. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start at 7:00 pm. The meeting is open to members and non-members, so everyone is welcome. Instead of a program, this meeting is…

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Tomorrow it’s our Vancouver Coins, Stamps & Collectables Show

Tree of Life 2018

The Vancouver Coins, Stamps & Collectables Show Saturday, November 25th 2017 at the Nikkei Centre. 40 tables of coins, stamps and collectables.  Buy – Sell – Trade! There’ll be dealers in Canadian coins, world coins, ancient coins, stamps, covers, postcards, medals, tokens,  bank notes and MORE. The show is held at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre located at 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, 4 km east of Metrotown at the intersection of Kingsway & Sperling (Sperling becomes Southoaks south of Kingsway).   Easy access from Metrotown by #106 “New Westminster Station” Bus or by Skytrain (stop at Edmonds Station). There is free…

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Club Meeting this Tuesday November

Spirit of Canada 2017

Hi everyone, The next North Shore Numismatic Society Meeting is on Tuesday, November 21st.  The meetings are now held at the Bonsor 55+ Senior Centre (across the parking lot from the Main Building where we used to meet) in Burnaby in the Multipurpose Room upstairs.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meetings start at 7:00pm.  The meeting is open to both members and non-members, so everyone is welcome. Program:  Michael Souza will present another popular “Guess The Country, Quiz #12”.  He will show you one side of a coin and give you a multiple choice of three countries.  All you have to do is select the country that…

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Club Meeting is this Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Hi everyone, This is a friendly reminder that the next North Shore Numismatic Society Meeting is next Tuesday, October 17th.  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 “The Banknotes of Hawaii”.  This PowerPoint covers the introduction of private scrip in the early 1800s, the banknotes issued by the Kingdom of Hawaii, followed by the Republic of Hawaii, and the territorial banknotes issued…

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Club meeting is this Tuesday, September 19th at Bonsor 

1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Iconic Canada: Autumn's Palette (2017)

Hi everyone, The  North Shore Numismatic Society Meeting is this Tuesday, September 19th.  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:  Guest speaker Gary Goebel will present a Powerpoint entitled “Bank of Canada Museum – 2nd Incarnation”.  Gary visited Ottawa in July and visited the new Bank of Canada Museum.  This Museum replaced the former Bank of Canada Currency Museum and Gary will share his photos of the new premises. Please remember to bring your items for…

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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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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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