First Coin with a Game App

Angry Birds App Coin - Reverse

    Issued on behalf of Sierra Leone in conjunction with Rovio Entertainment Corporation, this fabulous new coin which features Red includes a special Zappar code which allows you to enter Bird World and interact with the Angry Birds™. Angry Birds hatched as a casual mobile game that has blossomed into one of the most beloved entertainment brands in the world, inspiring over a dozen games, billions of consumer products, several animated series and a hit blockbuster movie. In the centre of the story is the epic battle between the flightless birds and the green pigs. Why do they fight?…

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Reminder: North Shore Numismatic Society Meeting is on Tuesday, March 20th.

Hi everyone,  The next North Shore Numismatic Society Meeting is on Tuesday, March 20th.  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 7:00 pm.  The meeting is open to both members and non-members, so everyone is welcome.  Program:  Michael Souza will be presenting a PowerPoint on “Newfoundland Decimal Currency”.   We wish to thank the Ontario Numismatic Association for creating this PowerPoint and sharing it among its members.  Membership Dues 2018 membership dues will be collected at this meeting.  It is…

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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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Coca-Cola Bottle Cap Coin

Fiji 2018 Bottle Cap Coin - Reverse

       Since 1892, Coca-Cola has been encouraging the world to open happiness by enjoying an ice-cold Coca-Cola beverage with friends and family. Their relatable branding and timeless appeal has made Coca-Cola an internationally recognized icon. For the first time in history, Coca-Cola has made its way into numismatics with officially-licensed Coca-Cola bottle cap-shaped $1 silver coins. Every “cap” is $1 legal tender, its value and purity backed by the government of Fiji.   SPECIFICATIONS Mintage: 25,000 Material: Pure Silver (99.99%) Finish: Proof Weight: 6 Grams Dimensions: 32.6mm Denomination: $1.00 Images courtesy of Modern Coin Mart (https://www.ebay.com/itm/2018-Fiji-Coca-Cola-Bottle-Cap-Shaped-6g-Silver-Proof-1-Coin-in-OGP-SKU50357/132390699688?hash=item1ed319c2a8:g:9M0AAOSw4PxaHtLb) Description courtesy…

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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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Happy 70th Wedding Anniversary

QE II 70th Anniversary - Reverse

      HM Queen Elizabeth and HRH Prince Philip were married on November 20, 1947.  2017 marks their 70th Wedding Anniversary. Achieving a Platinum wedding anniversary is an incredible feat and, in order to celebrate the Royal Couple’s milestone, Pobjoy Mint has produced one of the largest coins to date. With a weight of 70oz (4.37 lbs.) this coin would make a beautiful centrepiece to any numismatic collection. Production is technically very demanding and each piece has been encrusted with 70 Diamonds (Total Weight of 1 Carat). Spot gold plating has been used to highlight certain pieces of jewellery.…

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Remembrance

Remembrance

Remembering the dead of all wars with 2 minutes silence on this 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.  It is the 99th anniversary of the end of World War One.  Armistice Day was 11th November 1918.

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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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125th Anniversary of the Stanley Cup

Stanley Cup - Obverse

       In 1892, the Governor General of Canada, Lord Stanley, donated a silver bowl for the purpose of fostering a competitive spirit between Canada’s amateur hockey teams. From this expression of support sprung a rich legacy, as the Stanley Cup evolved into one of the most revered trophy in professional sports—and a celebrated icon in Canada. The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup’s origins, with a one-of-a-kind shaped coin that pays tribute to hockey’s ultimate prize. Special Features: -AN OUTSTANDING RCM FIRST: Introducing the first ever Stanley Cup-shaped coin! -Struck…

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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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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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This weekend! – The Vancouver Coins, Stamps & Collectables Show

Canada gold maple leaf

Our Show is this Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th 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…

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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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Sesquicentennial Puzzle Coin

Puzzle Coin

                                      Canadian heraldic artist Cathy Bursey-Sabourin has recreated Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial shields on a series of jigsaw pieces that encircle a central coin to create a large, 14-part coin. Each shield is exquisitely coloured and presented in the order each province and territory entered Confederation. A garland of maple leaves visually connects the pieces and carries a ribbon with each province’s and territory’s year of entry into Confederation. The central coin features a selectively gold plated Centre Block of Parliament Hill…

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