October 11, 2012 – The electronic copy of the October issue of The Canadian Numismatic Journal, the official publication of the Association, will be available – live and free to all – on its Web site beginning on October 1, 2012.
“This is the first time we offer a current issue of our journal live and free for public viewing,” said William Waychison, President of the Association. “While it is an enticement to potential new members, it is equally our way of sharing knowledge and promoting the hobby” added Waychison.
Asked about the October Journal, Editor Dan Gosling stated, “There are several informative, topical, and fresh articles on hot topics like error and variety coinage and the War of 1812. Included is a definitive article on Hans Zoell, “The Father of Canadian Variety Collecting”, who published the first book on this topic. Other fresh articles feature “WOW Factor” varieties, reports of 1 and 5¢ error coins struck on toonie cores, and a feature article on Sir Isaac Brock, the Hero of Upper Canada in the War of 1812.” Gosling added “there is also a bilingual article that explains what sets a value for a coin, an important consideration for beginners through to seasoned numismatists.”
Other items include book reviews, and articles on medals, world-wide coin auctions, Roman tokens, and association issues.
The RCNA is Canada’s national coin hobby organization, and has been publishing The Canadian Numismatic Journal (and forerunner publication) for 63 years. Members currently have Online access to the first 54 volumes in PDF format and the last four years in flash format within the “Members Only” section.
For more information visit the website of The Royal Canadian Numismatic Association.