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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 33, August 14, 2022, Article 5

NEW BOOK: 100 GREATEST CANADIAN COINS AND TOKENS

Here's the announcement for Whitman's new book on Canadian coins and tokens. Sounds great! -Editor

100Greatest_Canadian_Coins_and_Tokens_794849830_cover Whitman Publishing announces the United States release of 100 Greatest Canadian Coins and Tokens, by Dr. Harvey B. Richer, at the American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money in Chicago, August 16, 2022.

The 160-page hardcover coffee-table book debuted in July at the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association convention in Ottawa. In conjunction with the RCNA show, the Bank of Canada held a reception at its Money Museum with a display of many of the 100 Greatest coins from Richer's book. The exhibit included, for the first time in history, all three of the existing 1911 Canadian pattern silver dollars on public display.

In 100 Greatest Canadian Coins and Tokens, Richer explores Canadian money that has captured the imagination of collectors for generations. He includes such factors as historical significance, rarity, value, popularity, beauty, and innovation.

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Dr. Harvey Richer with rarities on display at the Bank of Canada exhibit

Instead of listing the 100 Greatest from 1 to 100, Richer presents the coins and tokens in a chronological narrative. He illustrates historical connections in the development of Canadian money and numismatics, from the earliest examples of wampum all the way to coinage after Confederation, when Canada had its own mint and was a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations. He gives mintages and quantities known, physical details, auction and private-sale data, market values, museum notes, rarity information, and other fascinating background.

2_100Greatest_Canadian_Coins_and_Tokens_pg043 Kenneth Bressett, Editor Emeritus of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the Red Book), says, Professor Richer has not only laid this intriguing meal before us, but has added to it a concise history of Canadian numismatic items ranging from primitive trade beads to some of the Royal Canadian Mint's latest innovations, designs, concepts, and assorted novelties. If you already collect Canadian coins, Harvey Richer's book will refresh your interest and bring back wonderful memories. If you're new to the hobby, you'll be inspired to begin a richly satisfying lifelong journey.

Emily S. Damstra, an award-winning designer of Canadian and U.S. coins, says, Richer's thoughtfully guided tour of the 100 Greatest Canadian Coins and Tokens is a marvelous journey.

100 Greatest Canadian Coins and Tokens is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $34.95. The book can also be borrowed for free as a benefit of membership in the ANA, through the Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library.

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100 Greatest Canadian Coins and Tokens
By Harvey B. Richer; forewords by Kenneth Bressett and Emily S. Damstra.
ISBN 794849830. Hardcover, 10 x 12 inches, 160 pages, full color.
Retail $34.95 U.S.



Wayne Homren, Editor

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