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 Posted 11/24/2021  5:35 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add johnnysprawl to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Interesting recent article on the history of Canadian coins.

What I wouldn't do to have the 1858 double specimen set!

https://www.bankofcanadamuseum.ca/2...lver-dollar/

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 Posted 11/24/2021  5:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A very neat story that lays it all out. tks
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 Posted 11/25/2021  10:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add papeldog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a great read johnnysprawl, thanks for posting for all to read
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 Posted 11/25/2021  11:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coinman91 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Amazing article/story!!! I wonder what the collector paid for it in 2018 before he offered it to the Bank of Canada Museum. Glad to see the trio reunited none the less.
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 Posted 11/27/2021  09:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. The 1858 series is one of my favourites. I realize that they aren't exceptionally rare but I still collect them. My personal white wale is the 1911 dollar - I've seen one in the flesh so far.
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 Posted 11/27/2021  12:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coinman91 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
[Where did you come across the 1911 dollar silver101?!
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 Posted 11/27/2021  3:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I saw it at a coin show some years ago in Toronto though I don't remember which one...! At the time I was just getting back in to coins and didn't really appreciate it. It's the stuff of my fantasy collection now!
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 Posted 11/27/2021  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure why the BOC museum was so keen on getting the 11 dollar, they have a copy on permanent loan from Royal Mint, was this coin gifted or traded.
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 Posted 11/28/2021  09:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wasn't it Sandy who bought the 1911 and then donated it to the museum?
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 Posted 11/28/2021  11:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Original story was Ian Laing and Sandy bought it together if my memory was correct
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 Posted 11/29/2021  2:43 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
Very cool. Several years ago, David Bergeron visited my lab at work, and brought the 1911 lead pattern for XRF testing. This is my photo, with it sitting on a red GSC field notebook (there is a small circular mylar film underneath it, to avoid rubbing on the book).


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 Posted 11/29/2021  3:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coinman91 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow I envy you!!! True Canadian history right in front of you.
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 Posted 11/29/2021  3:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Interesting recent article on the history of Canadian coins.
Very interesting! Thank you for sharing.


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Several years ago, David Bergeron visited my lab at work, and brought the 1911 lead pattern for XRF testing.
Nice!
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 Posted 11/29/2021  11:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JHax to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The lead 1911 dollar is the only one struck in Canada. During the time I was Deputy Curator at the NCC, the Dept. of Finance called us and said they found this strange gray coin in an old file folder. They asked us if we might be interested in it and Major Carroll and I looked at each other and said, "Why, yes, we'd be glad to take the thing off your hands". Later I went over to The Royal Mint in London and finalized the preparations for shipment of their silver example for long-term loan to the Bank of Canada. Definitely interesting times!
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 Posted 11/30/2021  1:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JHax to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just had a chance to read the article on the 1911 dollar mentioned at the beginning of this thread wherein it was surmised that the lead strike was made in London and sent over to Canada with the master tools for the 1911 dollar. In my experience that is not something that was routinely done. The Ottawa Mint did not need a strike of the coin to know what it looked like; they had the master tools. It still seems much more likely that the lead strike was made in Ottawa and sent over to the Department of Finance for their information. It was the government that had to approve the coin so it could be put into production and the Minister of Finance would have been most interested to see what it would look like.
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