Knowing your coins
Now that you have a grasp of preservation techniques for coins, you might want to familiarize yourself with the finer points of their anatomy. It is all part of your numismatic education and besides, you need to be informed and sound informed when you are buying coins at flea markets or coin fairs. You may need to talk the talk at coin fairs, but we don’t recommend you flaunt your new jargon at cocktail parties. We are under no illusions about this subject’s ability to break the ice with a prospective date and suggest you stick to light social commentary. But that’s for another blog and likely another blogger. For your own edification, take a look at our visual glossary.
The $20 bill of 1969 was the prototype of the Scenes of Canada note series. Yet, as more notes were designed, the theme—and the $20 note itself—would change.
In 1896, three enterprising men struck gold in the Klondike region of the Yukon. Their story is just one of many that illustrates the allure of gold through the ages.