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1   Canadian Paper Money Society / Re: CPMS Luncheon at RCNA

on July 15, 2018, 07:38:48 pm

Started by Rupiah - Last post by Rupiah

Just curious, what exactly takes place at the convention and luncheon?

I mostly attend the RCNA convention and the CPMS luncheon (when it is in my neck of the woods - GTA in this year's case) to support the community of volunteers who do a wonderful job in keeping the Canadian numismatic interest alive. I am sure everyone has their own way of doing it.

It is also a time to meet and chat with people in person. I find that at the RCNA Convention you are able to meet people in person whose names you see in all kinds of media particularly from across Canada. Also since it is spread across a few days it gives a better opportunity to talk with people unlike some of the coin shows.

I have attended one CPMS luncheon a few years ago when the convention was in Mississauga. There was an interesting talk, some reasonable food which at $35 per person made it even more reasonable. I also met a couple of young guys who were into radars and solids and was able to first hand talk to them about their motivation.

Everything else is a bonus. The official program can be found here:

https://www.rcna.ca/2018/program.php

2   Canadian Paper Money Society / Re: CPMS Luncheon at RCNA

on July 14, 2018, 03:33:30 pm

Started by Rupiah - Last post by AL-Bob

Just curious, what exactly takes place at the convention and luncheon?

3   Canadian Paper Money Society / CPMS Luncheon at RCNA

on July 13, 2018, 11:08:35 pm

Started by Rupiah - Last post by Rupiah

I just registered for the RCNA Convention and also to attend the CPMS luncheon.

Anyone else going?

4   General Forum Comments / Re: Since April 23rd?

on July 10, 2018, 09:25:00 am

Started by walktothewater - Last post by walktothewater

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.. Still managed to get a few bids in on some small items but prices did go really crazy on some stuff. ....
And some high grade 1937 notes went for impressive prices for common signature notes.

IMO: I'm sure this recent Torex attracted many American coin collectors/speculators (or at least they were bidding online) as all our older stuff probably appears to be "a bargain" with the exchange rate (not to mention that even the most common CDN notes are rarer just in terms of their typical published print populations like 10M).  There are still many coin collectors who don't understand the importance of "original" or "EPQ."

Although there was indeed some true "trophy notes" (in my mind: higher graded EPQ low # 1935 French, the EEP good-over) there were a lot with no original designation that seemed to peak for a "king's ransom." 

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I hope I can make it to the RCNA show next month.  Anyone attending?
-I'm going 1st day

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I completed one more article on design of the Canadian bank notes which got published in the CPMS Journal.

Congrats "Rupiah"

5   General Forum Comments / Re: Since April 23rd?

on July 09, 2018, 11:53:33 pm

Started by walktothewater - Last post by Rupiah

I completed one more article on design of the Canadian bank notes which got published in the CPMS Journal.

This one has wider interest as it examines at the question: how bilingual the Bank of Canada bank notes are?

6   General Forum Comments / Re: Since April 23rd?

on July 09, 2018, 06:17:23 pm

Started by walktothewater - Last post by AL-Bob

Wish I could have been to Torex.  My wife wouldn't let me! :-[  Still managed to get a few bids in on some small items but prices did go really crazy on some stuff.

Someone really wanted that $10 EEP "good-over" for $30,000 + buyer's premium + taxes!

And some high grade 1937 notes went for impressive prices for common signature notes.  I wonder if that's where the trend is heading with 100% + premiums for each grade point above 65.

I hope I can make it to the RCNA show next month.  Anyone attending?

7   World Bank Notes / Re: IBNS Banknote of the Year 2017

on July 09, 2018, 12:01:19 pm

Started by eyevet - Last post by walktothewater

From the IBNS "Banknote of 2017" is:

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Banknote of 2017
Nominations closed 31 January 2018

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has selected the Swiss National Bank to again receive its prestigious “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2017.  With over 170 new banknotes released worldwide during 2017, almost a third were of sufficiently new design to be eligible for nomination.  In the closest vote ever the Swiss 10 Franc polymer/hybrid note narrowly edged out  runners-up from the Royal Bank of Scotland (£10 with female scientist), Canada ($10 with 4 politicians and regions), Fiji (unique $7 featuring their first Olympic gold medal and rugby “7’s” team), Norway (100 Kroner Viking long ship), and Djibouti (40 Franc whale shark). This is the fourth consecutive hybrid / polymer note to win the coveted IBNS Bank Note of the Year Award.

8   General Forum Comments / Since April 23rd?

on July 09, 2018, 11:56:02 am

Started by walktothewater - Last post by walktothewater

Get the feeling everyone is a little "gun-shy" about posting something new (other than our gratitude to see the site back up & running) so I'm going to throw this out there. 

What numismatic activities have you been up to? [So the question is: did you buy anything; did you go to a show; meet a member; visit/join another forum; etc?]

- Since the Cambridge coin show I haven't done much in terms of buying Canadian supplies or notes (at the show- saw no old time forum "regulars" which was a little disheartening..)
- Turned my eye & wallet on some old world notes (Luxembourg, East Caribbean, Bahamas, Scotland, etc)
- Bid on a few of the Torex "Wildlife Museum" collection but quickly lost sight of how far north the bids went...
- Joined the Coin Community Family (or Coin Community Forum) and saw them create a sub-forum for us paper money collectors!

But its good to be back "home" at the CPMF!


9   General Forum Comments / Re: CPMS forums are back!!!

on July 09, 2018, 11:42:18 am

Started by Seth - Last post by walktothewater

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And a special thank you to those
Mystery administrators

- Yes, big HATS OFF to all the folks who've had a hand in keeping this site running (past & present).

10   General Forum Comments / Re: CPMS forums are back!!!

on July 08, 2018, 08:46:58 pm

Started by Seth - Last post by friedsquid

Very pleased that the forum is up and running again
And a special thank you to those
Mystery administrators
Hoping that everyone finds their way back
Friedsquid
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