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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 4, January 23, 2022, Article 6

NEW BOOK: ERRORS ON CANADIAN COINS, VOLUME 2

Howard Engel of Richard Stockley Books forwarded this announcement of the new volume of Christian Houle's books on Canadian coin errors and varieties. Thank you. -Editor

  Guide to Errors and Varieties on Canadian Coins Vol. 1, 1 cent 1953-2012 001 Guide to Errors and Varieties on Canadian Coins Vol. 2, pt. 1, 5 cent 1953-1981 001

Stockley Books offers latest publications on Canadian QEII 1-cent & 5-cent varieties by Christian Houle of Quebec

Howard R. Engel, Proprietor of Richard Stockley Books (RSB) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada offers the latest publications on errors and varieties of both Queen Elizabeth the Second 1-cent and 5-cent Canadian coins all signed by the author, Christian Houle of Quebec. Spiral bound (lays flat) with bilingual text (in English and French) replete with many full-colour close-up images and organized chronologically with the author's own numbering system, they are a must have for any serious collector of the following Queen Elizabeth II issues: 1-cent pieces from 1953 to 2012 when this series was discontinued by the Royal Canadian Mint (published in 2018) and 5-cent pieces from 1953 to 1981 (published in 2021).

Volume 1 covers such 1-cent varieties like the 1953-55 with or no shoulder strap, with or no serif letters, the 1965 and 1985 blunt or pointed 5, the 1999 with or no P mint mark and the 2003 with P or logo mark. Errors like brockage, die cap, chip & clash, clipped planchet, die crack, damaged die, design doubling, deteriorated die, dot, indented planchet, delamination , mated pair, off-centre strike, clockwise & counter-clockwise rotation, split planchet, struck through grease/oil, and weak strike are well-defined and illustrated in both volumes, in addition to errors found on only one denomination or the other.

Volume 2 covers the main 5-cent varieties of the 1953 near or far maple leaves, the 1953-54 no shoulder fold, shoulder fold, the 1965 small or large beads and the 1977 high or low 7, plus many minor ones like the 1957-59, 1964-65, 1972 and 1974 bugtail, the 1964 extra water line, and the many years of extra wood, missing wood, extra claw(s), missing claw(s), bald head, extra and missing water lines, etc.

For those who enjoy varieties numismatics publications themselves the first printing of vol. 1 on the 1-cent pieces has the author's old address on the title page, while the 2nd printing has the author's current address. The first printing of vol. 2 on the 5-cent pieces has a non-smiling portrait of the author in a blue shirt while the second printing of vol. 2 has a smiling portrait of the author in a red shirt. Pricing is as follows: $70 each plus shipping and handling for the 1st printing and $65 each for the 2nd printing or $130 for the 1st printing pair and $120 for the 2nd printing pair, plus shipping and handling. Prices are in CAD for customers domiciled in Canada shipped to a Canadian address and in USD for all other customers outside Canada.

Besides these latest books of Canadian errors and varieties RSB also has many other publications of yore relating to errors and varieties in both Canadian (e.g. by Bert Koper, Hans Zoell, et al.) and U.S. decimal coins (e.g. Mort Goodman's Design Cud, Modern Mint Mistakes by Steiner & Zimpfer, Flynn's Guide to Misplaced Dates & Arnold Margolis' Error Coin Encyclopedia). Fixed price lists are available upon request by dropping a line to richardstockleybooks@mymts.net.

To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
NEW BOOK: ERRORS AND VARIETIES ON CANADIAN COINS (https://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n43a02.html)
BOOK REVIEW: ERRORS AND VARIETIES ON CANADIAN COINS (https://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n48a04.html)

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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