CANADIAN ERROR COINS

Postcards of the
Royal Canadian Mint Circa 1920
The Royal Mint in Ottawa became became the Royal "Canadian" Mint in 1931.

 

This a complete set of 12.
I have two of these sets and choose this one as seven of the cards have been numbered and have relevant hand written notes from that period. I have included these "notes" in the descriptions as red text. It appears this set may have been used by "Guides" for public tours.

Copyright Canada 1915. by the Employees of the Royal Mint.
"April 1924"

"not working
but - Start up machinery for visitors -
no gold coins made since before the war."

MELTING HOUSE
TOP -
"1"
BREAKING-DOWN MILL
TOP -
"18 in. bars go thro"  "2"

 

ROLLING MILL AND SHEARS
TOP -
"no 2 continued" then "3"
BOTTOM - arrow pointing from the word "shears"
CUTTING AND MARKING MACHINES
TOP -
"3 + 4" then "punch out of strips"
BOTTOM - arrow pointing at X on floor then  "marks edges"

COINING PRESSES
TOP -
"5" then "35 ton pressure"
BOTTOM - "arm bangs coin + shoves finished one out"



EXAMINING ROOM
TOP -
"ring room" with arrow pointing then "6"
BOTTOM - arrow pointing from the word "weighing machines" then arrow pointing from the word "examining" to person seated on right.
BACK -
"mainly reverses coin -" then "one man examining top table one at bottom" then arrow points to edge from the word "turnover".

ANNEALING FURNACES
BOTTOM -
"softening" with the word ANNEALING underlined.
MECHANICS' SHOP

ASSAY FURNACES
REFINERY FURNACES

ENTRANCE HALL

DIE SINKING PRESS
This is the Press that was used to impress Dies from Working Hubs. This press was also used to create the very same Hubs from a Master Die (matrix). In this period, all Master Dies were produced by the Royal Mint in Britain.



 

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