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The Royal Canadian Mint and Canadian Coinage
The Royal Canadian Mint and Canadian Coinage
  • Softcover book by Dr. James A. Haxby
  • Second edition, 1986
  • First edition, 1984
  • Over 290 pages

The back of the book says:
" This is a book of history.
It begins centuries ago, before the idea of the Mint was even conceived,
when trading was done with furs, and coins were in short supply. "

" It takes us to the turn of the twentieth century when nationalism created the demand
for a Canadian mint and brings us to the present day, and the stories behind our
modern circulating coins and special issues. "

" A few of the remarkable stories hidden in the pages of " Striking Impressions "

  • The debates which led to the establishment of the Royal Canadian Mint
  • The rush for gold in B.C. and the Klondike
  • The Mint's production of gun parts during World War I
  • The public hoarding of tombac alloy during World War II
  • The expansion of the Mint's realm to include minting for other nations "

" Striking Impressions, written by Dr. James A. Haxby to fill a notable gap in numismatic literature, is striking in its detail, striking in its scholarship, and most all, striking in its readability. "

" Dr. James A. Haxby has maintained a keen interest in the Royal Candian Mint and Canadian coinage, dating back to the 1950s.
His interest came first as a private collector, then as Deputy Curator of Canada's National Currency Collection at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa, where he played an important role in producing the National Currency Museum.
More recently, Dr. Haxby has been working as a freelance currency historian and numismatic consultant. "

Contents include:

" Foreword


1 The Modern Mint

2 Colonial Canada Struggles for Coins

3 Dominion Coinage from England

4 Agitation for a Canadian Mint

5 A Mint for Canada

6 Settling In

7 The End of an Era

8 The Refinery Becomes a Major Element in the Mint's Operation

9 New Directions 1917-1922

10 The Final Years as a Branch Mint

11 The First Years of the Royal Canadian Mint

12 Modernization of Our Coinage Design

13 Coinage During the War Years

14 The Business of Medals

15 Britain Loses India
Canada Gains Newfoundland

16 Updating the Mint

17 A New Queen Graces Our Coins

18 Major Coinage Changes in the 1960s

19 The Change to a Crown Corporation

20 The Winnipeg Plant

21 Steady Progress

Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Appendix 4
Index "

This book is in very good to excellent condition with only minor wear.
No torn or ripped pages.
No markings or writing.

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