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My New Book on Canada Specimen One Cent Coins is Now Available

bosoxbosox Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭

The Royal Canadian Numismatic Association is exclusively offering a newly released book for sale on their website. “Past & Nearly Perfect” by Rob Turner explores the pattern, trial, proof, and specimen large cents coined by the Royal Mint, Heaton, and the Ottawa Mint between 1857 and 1920. Some of these fascinating coins serve as a step-by-step guide of how the adopted designs evolved. Others were coined as presentation pieces to dignitaries, collectors, and museums. Collectively, they represent the finest, and some of the rarest, Canadian large cents known to exist. The 174-page hardcover book contains full-color photos and population estimates for each type of special-strike cent.

Disclosure: All proceeds go to benefit the RCNA. A grant for the printing costs was provided by the J. Douglas Historical Research Foundation. The author has donated the book to the RCNA and receives no compensation from its sale.

https://www.rcna.ca/book/

Owner of the Uncommon Cents collections.



http://www.victoriancent.com

Comments

  • TomBTomB Posts: 16,041 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for the heads-up.

    I went to the RCNA site and attempted to buy the book, but don't know if I was successful. They have an odd phrase listed on the bottom of the order that states-

    "IMPORTANT! In order for us to receive your order details we need you to remember to click on the "Return to Royal Canadian Numismatic Association" link after completion/confirmation of your payment . Thank you for remembering this important step!"

    When I clicked "Buy Now" it took me to PayPal where I paid for the book, but then was brought back to a blank page on the RCNA site that did not populate with any information at all even though I refreshed several times. Finally, I manually backed through the pages I was in until I came to a page with a link for the RCNA and clicked it to get back to the original, filled-out order form. My PayPal account shows the transaction, but the ambiguous and unusual process might turn folks off.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

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  • bosoxbosox Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭

    Tom - If the paypal went through, it should be okay. I sent an email to the webmaster to make sure. Thanks for the purchase. - Rob

    Owner of the Uncommon Cents collections.



    http://www.victoriancent.com
  • bosoxbosox Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭
    edited April 30, 2020 10:26AM

    Tom - your order went through fine. All is well. The webmaster is working on what you saw.

    Owner of the Uncommon Cents collections.



    http://www.victoriancent.com
  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 2,334 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 30, 2020 11:07AM

    I'd like to order the book but the shipping is 50% of the price of the book ($20 to the US).

    Any plans to have a vendor in the US at some point?

    Congrats on it's publication though!

  • bosoxbosox Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭

    No plans for a US vendor. Postal costs are high in both countries. It is actually much more expensive to ship a book from the US to Canada, than from Canada to the US.

    Owner of the Uncommon Cents collections.



    http://www.victoriancent.com
  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 2,334 ✭✭✭✭

    I ordered the book and had the same problem as Tom. The redirect is trying to go to https://www.rcna.ca/book/complete.php which must not exist.

    I have received confirmation of payment from PP. Looking forward to the book!

  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 22,050 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I ordered one. Thanks!

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

    Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.
  • bosoxbosox Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭

    ttt - the RCNA needs the funds. Thank you.

    Owner of the Uncommon Cents collections.



    http://www.victoriancent.com
  • 1960NYGiants1960NYGiants Posts: 3,112 ✭✭✭

    This is a great book for anyone interested in Canadian Large Cents and early Canadian Specimen/Proof minting process. Superb photos of very rare coins.

    Gene

    Life member #369 of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association
    Member of Canadian Association of Token Collectors

    Collector of:
    Canadian coins and pre-confederation tokens
    Darkside proof/mint sets dated 1960
    My Ebay
  • TomBTomB Posts: 16,041 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I received the book today and it is very well made. I'm looking forward to getting deeper into it, but it seems like a tremendous resource for numismatics and history.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

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  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 22,050 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My book arrived and it's excellent. Unfortunately, it was slightly damaged in transit. Apparently, the RCNA got some complaints and offered everyone replacements, so a perfect one is on the way.

    So, DOES ANYONE WANT my slightly damaged copy? Just some lightly bumped corners and a light crease to the front cover. If you're a not a perfectionist, it's a great deal. $35 via PayPal to the RCNA. I'll pick up the shipping cost.

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

    Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.
  • bosoxbosox Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭

    Thanks, Mr. E. Yes, they had a few packaging issues in the first shipment and have offered to replace any damaged books. I hope you like the book.

    Owner of the Uncommon Cents collections.



    http://www.victoriancent.com
  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 2,334 ✭✭✭✭

    Same here. I didn’t respond yet.

  • TomBTomB Posts: 16,041 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When my book arrived the packaging was a little dinged up, as well, but I thought the slight bending of the corners did not merit an exchange.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

    image
  • bosoxbosox Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭
    Owner of the Uncommon Cents collections.



    http://www.victoriancent.com
  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 2,334 ✭✭✭✭

    Fantastic book.

  • bosoxbosox Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭

    Thanks @pruebas, it was a labor of love. The Canada large cent proofs and specimens are truly beautiful coins.

    Owner of the Uncommon Cents collections.



    http://www.victoriancent.com
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