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 Posted 02/24/2021  1:34 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add chequer to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've seen a number of coins, 5 and 10-cent silver it seems, with reference to the Doaktown Hoard. What and where was this? Part of the reason for asking is because there's a Doaktown in NB.
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 Posted 02/24/2021  2:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cant even find a reference on Google.
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 Posted 02/24/2021  2:48 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 02/24/2021  7:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Arkie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is a reference in the CNA Ebulletin #6, March 10, 2005.
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 Posted 03/01/2021  10:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chequer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the replies. I did check with the person that made the CNA ebulliten reference and he doesn't recall the hoard either. I do see there's a reference to it in two April 2003 Coin World magazines (online snippet via the Newman Numismatic Portal), but I don't know anyone that would have it lying around and Coin World doesn't seem to have an online archive.
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 Posted 03/01/2021  4:38 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Would the RCNA Library have older issues of Coin World available to its members?
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 Posted 03/01/2021  5:04 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could the hoard be fictional in an attempt to add value to otherwise normal coins?

I wouldn't put it past someone.
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 Posted 03/01/2021  5:28 pm  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The hoard is quite real .
Information would be available
from either Tom Becker or Michael Findlay
if you reached out .
Remember this was covered in some old issues of
Coin World . Access is restricted on NNP though.
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 Posted 03/02/2021  8:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ebeckman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A number of years ago, I used to buy quite a few coins from Tom Becker (coin dealer - New Hampshire). I bought approximately 60 coins from him that were attributed to the Doaktown Hoard. My memory is foggy, but I believe that Tom said that the hoard of coins was found in an old house(?), in Doaktown, New Brunswick. Unfortunately, Tom passed away 5+ years ago. Sandy Campbell was close to Tom. Having known Tom well, and his great knowledge of coins and their provenance, I am sure that Sandy would know the Doaktown Hoard history. I haven't talked with him for some time, I miss the coin shows!
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 Posted 03/03/2021  12:03 am  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was sad when I heard Tom Becker passed (March 2014). After he semi-retired, he found a niche in Canadian coins. He wrote a number of really good articles and experiences as a coin dealer, for the old Canadian Coin Reference Site (CCRS). Some of his stuff was collected in a 1991 book called "Confessions of a Coin Dealer". It was his article on Canadian nickel dollars, that altered my numismatic passion forever...

Tom used to sign his digital articles with a photograph. Apologies for the resolution, this is as good as I can find.

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 Posted 03/03/2021  04:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bosox to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tom was a great guy with a wicked sense of humor. Never met him in person, but we communicated a few times as I was publishing my first two books. I greatly appreciated his wisdom.

He had me in stitches once about readers who feel the need to contact authors with a list of inconsequential typos in a book (minor misspellings, missing commas, etc.). His explanation started like this....

"Rob - Based only on my experience, nothing brings a writer back down to earth like a jealous reader."

Sorry about the off topic post.
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 Posted 03/03/2021  06:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add viper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I also remember Tom Becker from the old CCRS and I did buy coins from him in the past. He was a great guy!

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