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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 19, May 11, 2008, Article 5

NEW BOOK: CANADIAN MUNICIPAL TRADE TOKENS”, FIRTH EDITION BY SERGE PELLETIER

[Author Serge Pelletier forwarded this following press
release about his newest book. -Editor]

The fifth edition of “A Compendium of Canadian Municipal
Trade Tokens” by Serge Pelletier, is now available from
the publisher.

“For the most part, prices are strong with some rather
spectacular increases in the collector pieces with low
mintage.  There is also a renewed interest in varieties
and silver pieces” said Ray Desjardins, the editor, whose
work concentrates mainly on determining the market values.

“We have also noticed an increase in popularity of Canadian
municipal trade tokens with overseas collectors.  Initially
attracted by the bimetallic pieces, more and more of them
now collect all circulating issues.  All this bodes well
for the hobby” concluded Desjardins.

The 160-page publication is half-letter size, spiral bound,
with a card cover and a transparent plastic protector.  It
list the more than 1,700 Canadian municipal trade tokens
know to date, in all metal (except pure gold and platinum)
and provides reference number, denomination, year, succinct
description of obverse and reverse, metal, mintage and
value for each.

The tokens are presented by province and territory, the
municipalities in alphabetical order within, and the tokens
are listed chronologically.

Its built-in checklist makes it a must for any Canadian
municipal trade token collector.

It is available for $14.95 from the publisher, Eligi
Consultants Inc., which can reached at: Box 11447, Station
H, Nepean, ON  K2H 7V1 CANADA, tel: +1-613-823-3844, fax:
+1-613-825-3092, Email: info@eligi.ca.  S&H is extra.
Canadian resident must add the applicable taxes.

Formerly known as “Canadian Trade Dollars”, Canadian municipal
trade tokens are community “coins” sponsored by a local
non-profit organization and given legal monetary value in
a specific area, for a limited time, by the appropriate
local authority.  They are used as money in normal commercial
transaction during the period of validity.  These tokens
have been issued, however, for commemorative and fund
raising purposes since 1958.

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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