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Ottawa Mint Museum / collection

In the Royal Mint annual report for the year 1930, the appendix containing the Report of the Deputy Master of the Ottawa Branch refers to an “Ottawa Mint Museum”. I assume this refers to the Ottawa Branch’s own collection of coins and medals which, by 1930, contained some 1,000+ objects.

Would anyone know what became of this collection and, if preserved, where it resides today? Thanks!


  • bosoxbosox Posts: 1,500 ✭✭✭✭

    Most, if not all, of it was transferred to the National Currency Museum at the Bank of Canada in the 1970s.

    Numismatic author & owner of the Uncommon Cents collections. 2011 Fred Bowman award winner, 2020 J. Douglas Ferguson award winner, & 2022 Paul Fiocca award winner.

  • That helps a lot, thanks.

    Would you know of an article or book that deals with the formation of the National Currency Museum collection?

  • 1960NYGiants1960NYGiants Posts: 3,440 ✭✭✭✭

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