This listing is for Striking Impressions: The Royal Canadian Mint & Canadian Coinage Paperback 1983 James A Haxby.
Publisher: Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa, Ontario (1983); 2nd Printing Edition (1986)
First, 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 20th 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.
1) The modern man
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 operations
9) New directions
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 metals
15) Britain losers in the Canada gains Newfoundland
16) Updating the mint
17) New Queen graces are coins
18) Major coinage changes in the 1960s
19) The change to a Crown Corporation
20) The Winnipeg plant
21) Steady progress
There are a handful of color pictures. Most of the book is monochrome pictures of coins and maintain processes.
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