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