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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 53, December 30, 2007, Article 20

TIME MAGAZINE NAMES CANADIAN DOLLAR YEAR'S NEWSMAKER

Dick Johnson writes: "Although it is more economic than
numismatic or artistic, the Canadian loonie dollar has
been named 'newsmaker of the year' by Time magazine in a
celebratory article in the magazine's Canadian edition.
The exchange value of the Canadian dollar has met -- and
for a time has surpassed -- the value of the mighty
American dollar.

"Canadian editorial writers are ecstatic. Without knowledge
of Krause Publication's prior rights to the term 'Coin of
the Year' some of their editorials are calling their famed
dollar coin bearing the loonie bird by that term.

"The exchange rate story also had a book connection, as
the cover prices printed on periodicals and book dust
jackets of a higher Canadian price than in American
dollars. We reported this earlier here in The E-Sylum.

"Here is one Canadian article on the Time article garnered from Google:
Complete Article "

  THE DROPPING DOLLAR GIVES RISE TO 'BOOK RAGE' IN CANADA
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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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