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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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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Merry Christmas!

2015 $25 Pure Silver Coin - Christmas Ornament

We wish you a very merry christmas, good presents and a happy Boxing day for you and your family. An attractive Christmas bauble from the Royal Canadian Mint. Thank you Canada Post for the image and details. See more Composition: 99.99% pure silver Mintage: 6,000 Weight: 30.76 g Diameter: 36.15 mm Face Value: 25 Dollars Finish: Proof with colour Edge: Plain Artist: n/a Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box  

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The World’s First Christmas Stamp

Canada issued the world’s first Christmas stamp in 1898. It features a map with the British Empire in red and the words “We hold a vaster Empire than has been”. This a line from an ode written by welsh William Morriss for Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee called “A Song of Empire” It was to be 66 years before Canada issued another Christmas stamp in 1964. Thank you All Nations Stamp & Coin for the image.

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