CANADIAN SILVER DOLLARS
few words about
the city in which I live may be in order. It should first be understood that it
is strictly the numismatic situation which pertains to it that is being written
about and nothing else. The city offers peculiar advantages to the coin
collector and coin student that are worth consideration.
has a population of over a quarter million, its environs being included, and
therefore is a city of no remarkable size. On the other hand, neither is it a
city that is exactly small. Being not too large, it allows fairly intimate
acquaintance; and being not too small, it allows the study of Canadian currency
in fairly large amounts. Further, it is quite typical of the border towns that
have dealings with the Dominion.
coins and paper currency are common every place and in no small amount. Except
for the dollars, all other denominations are found in circulation and many coins
circulate for a long time before they finally encounter the banks for eventual
Canada. It is easily possible to pick up fairly beautiful Canadian coins from
circulation and collectors now and then make interesting finds in the rolls of
so much Canadian money is in evidence,
has a fairly large number of collectors who are interested in Dominion coinage
and they are increasing in number. All
dealers sell Canadian coins because they are popular and they deserve to be.
the remarks made, it will now be clear why
has unusual numismatic opportunities and advantages. Even those who do not
collect coins have in general a sharp awareness of Canadian currency. As I have
Spokane dealers have sold more than a few coins to Canadian collectors. This is no
doubt something like carrying coals to
Newcastle, but such is the situation.
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