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Other Name
COIN COLLECTION
Date Range From
1862
Date Range To
1982
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER, COPPER
Catalogue Number
P19950066016
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COIN COLLECTION
Date Range From
1862
Date Range To
1982
Materials
SILVER, COPPER
No. Pieces
35
Description
1. CANADIAN DIME: 1.8CM (D). DIME READS "CANADA 1969 10 CENTS" ON FRONT WITH A PICTURE OF A SCHOONER. ON BACK IS PICTURE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND READS "ELIXABETH II D.G.REGINA". IS SILVER IN COLOUR. SOME SCRATCHES. 2. TURKISH KURUS: 1.4CM (D). COPPER COIN HAS PICTURE OF PLANT AND READS "1964 1 KURUS" ON ONE SIDE, AND ON OTHER IS A SICKLE AND STAR AND READS "CUMHURIYETI TURKIYE". STICKY SURFACE DIRT AND SCRATCHES. 3. FRENCH FRANCS: 2.7CM (D). APPEARS TO BE BRONZE, ON ONE SIDE READS "LIBERTE-EGALITE-FRATERNITE - 2 FRANCS 1939". HAS PICTURE OF TWO HORNS OF PLENTY. ON BACK IS ETCHING OF HEAD WITH WREATH CROWN AND READS "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE MORLON", SURFACE DIRT AND MINOR BITS OF CORROSION. 4. MEXICAN PESOS: 3.1CM (D). SILVER COLOURED COIN HAS ETCHING OF EAGLE STANDING ON ROCK ON ONE FOOT WITH SNAKE IN HIS BEAK (MEXICAN EMBLEM) WITH WREATH ALONG BOTTOM. READS "ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS". ON REVERSE IS PROFILE ETCHING OF A MAN, AND READS "DIEZ PESOS 1977 M". COIN HAS SEVEN EQUAL SIDES. SOME MINOR SCRATCHES. 5. GERMAN PFENNIG: 2.1CM (D). READS "DEUTSCHES REICH 10 PFENNIG 1917" ON ONE SIDE. REVERSE HAS ETCHING OF EAGLE WITH SPREAD WINGS, CROWN OVER HIS HEAD AND SHIELD IN CENTRE OF CHEST. IS DARK IN COLOUR, PROBABLY TARNISHING OF SILVER. 6. CANADIAN DOLLAR: 3.2CM (D). SILVER DOLLAR IS THICK AND READS "WINNIPEG 100 1874-1974 CANADA DOLLAR" WITH AN OLD TIME SCENE IN FIRST 0 OF 100, AND MODERN SCENE IN SECOND ONE. HAS TINY "B - PP" ETCHED ON THIS SIDE. OPPOSITE SIDE IS PICTURE OF THE QUEEN AND READS "ELIZABETH II D.G. REGINA". 7. BRITISH PENCE: 2.1CM (D). HAS TWELVE EVEN SIDES, IS A CUPEROUS METAL. READS "THREE PENCE 1944" WITH ETCHING OF THREE FLOWERS AND STALKS. REVERSE HAS PROFILE OF KING AND READS "GEORGIUS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP.". SLIGHT CORROSION. 8. CANADA DOLLAR: 3.2CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS ETCHING OF QUEEN ON BACK AND READS "CANADA 1982 DOLLAR - ELIZABETH II". OPPOSITE SIDE HAS ETCHING OF CONFEDERACY AND READS "1867 CONFEDERATION CONSTITUTION 1982". IS THICK. HAS SCRATCH BY QUEEN'S EYES. 9. MEXICAN CENTAVOS: 2.1CM (D). CUPEROUS METAL HAS MEXICAN EMBLEM ON FRONT AND READS "ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS". ON REVERSE IS PROFILE OF MAN AND READS "CINCO CENTAVOS M 1958". MINOR CORROSION. 10. SAME AS #9 EXCEPT DATE IS "1964" AND HAS STICKY DIRT OVER EMBLEM. 11. MEXICAN CENTAVOS: 2.9CM (D). COPPER COIN HAS DESERT LANDSCAPE SCENE WITH MOUNTAINS IN BACKGROUND. READS "20 CENTAVOS 1954". REVERSE IS EMBLEM WITH COUNTRY NAME. HAS MINOR CORROSION AND SCRATCHES. 12. IDENTICAL TO #11. SLIGHTLY LIGHTER IN COLOUR. 13. MEXICAN CENTAVOS: 1.5CM (D). SILVER COLOURED COIN HAS SAME PICTURE ON BACK AS #4. REVERSE HAS PICTURE OF MAIZE AND READS "10 CS. 1979". HAS SPOT OF DIRT ON EAGLES CLAW. 14. CANADIAN QUARTER: 2.4CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS ETCHING OF A MOOSE HEAD WITH "CANADA 1963 25 CENTS" WRITTEN ON FRONT, REVERSE HAS PICTURE OF QUEEN AND READS "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA". IS TARNISHED. 15. IDENTICAL TO #14 EXCEPT DATE IS "1962". 16. CANADIAN QUARTER: 2.4CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS ETCHING OF RCMP MOUNTIE ON HORSE WITH FLAG AND READS "CANADA 25 CENTS 1873 1973". REVERSE IS QUEEN WITH "ELIZABETH II D.G.REGINA". SOME SCRATCHING. 17. CANADIAN PENNY: 1.9CM (D). COPPER COIN HAS TWO MAPLE LEAVES WITH "1 CENT 1960 CANADA" ON ONE SIDE. REVERSE IS QUEEN WITH "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA" ETCHED IN. MINOR CORROSION AND SURFACE DIRT. 18. IDENTICAL TO #17 EXCEPT BRIGHTER IN COLOUR AND YEAR IS "1958". 19. CANADIAN NICKEL: 1.5CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS WREATH WITH CROWN AT TOP AND READS "5 CENTS CANADA 1918". ON REVERSE HAS PROFILE OF KING AND READS "GEORGIUS V DEI GRA: REX ETIND:IMP:". HAS SOME TARNISHING. 20. OIL SANDS COIN: 4.0CM (D). GOLD COLOURED COIN HAS ETCHING OF OIL RIG WITH "GREAT CANADIAN OIL SANDS - PIONEERING ENERGY TOGETHER - 1975". ON REVERSE IS OUTLINE OF A CIRCLE WITH SPIKES AND HAS INITIALS "GCOS" IN CENTRE. SOME MINOR SURFACE SCRATCHES. 21. SOUTHERN ALBERTA DOLLAR: 3.3CM (D). SILVER COLOURED COIN IS THICK. HAS ETCHING OF SPORTSPLEX AND READS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM "JEUX CANADA GAMES -ALBERTA'S SUNNY SOUTH - 1975 - SPORTSPLEX - VALUE $1.00 IN PARTICIPATING COMMUNITIES-EXPIRES MARCH 15, 1975". REVERSE HAS PICTURE OF MOUNTAINS, TREES AND MAPLE LEAF. READS "SOUTHERN ALBERTA DOLLAR". 22. NEW ZEALAND: 2.4CM (D). SILVER COLOURED COIN HAS ETCHING OF A NATIVE MASK AND READS "10". ON OPPOSITE SIDE HAS A PROFILE OF THE QUEEN AND READS "ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1976". IS A BIT TARNISHED, HAS MINOR SCRATCHES. 23. INDIAN ANNAS: 1,5CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS PICTURE OF QUEEN ON BACK AND READS "QUEEN VICTORIA". ON OPPOSITE SIDE HAS LEAF AND FLOWER BORDER AND READS "TWO ANNAS INDIA 1862". IS TARNISHING, ETCHING IS WORN IN AREAS. 24. SWEDISH (?) COIN: 1.6CM (D). HAS IMPRINT OF CROWN AND READS "GUSTAF VI ADOLF SUERIGES KONUNG" ON REVERSE IS CROWN WITH AN INDENTED MIDDLE THAT HAS "1" IN IT, ON EITHER SIDE IS "1961", AND "ORE" BELOW. SMALL SPOTS OF CORROSION. 25. BELGIAN FRANC: 2.2CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS SHIELD WITH A LION IN IT, AND READS ONE ON EACH SIDE "BELGIQUE" AND "BELGIE". OPPOSITE SIDE HAS A CROWN WITH A SHIP BELOW. READS "1 F 1943". IS TARNISHED, TEXTURE IS WORN. 26. GERMAN PFENNIG: 2.1CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS GERMAN EAGLE WITH SWASTIKA BELOW. READS "DEUTSCHES REICH 1940". REVERSE HAS WREATH ON BOTTOM AND READS "REICHSPFENNIG 10". IS TARNISHED AND ETCHING IS WORN. 27. FRENCH CENTIMES: 2.4CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS HOLE IN MIDDLE AND BRANCH ON FRONT AND READS "LIBERTE-EGALITE-FRATERNITE 25 CMES 1933". ON REVERSE IS A WREATH WITH A BATTLE HELMET IN THE MIDDLE AND READS "R F" IN LARGE LETTERS AND IN TINY LETTERS "EMLINDAUER". IS TARNISHED. 28. FRENCH CENTIMES: 2.5CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS HOLE IN MIDDLE. HAS SHEATHS OF GRAIN BELOW AND READS "ETAT FRANCAIS". ON REVERSE ARE LEAVES ON EITHER SIDE OF HOLE AND READS "20 CENTIMES" 1942". IS TARNISHED. 29. FRENCH FRANC: 2.3CM (D). ALUMINUM(?) COIN READS "TRAVAIL-FAMILLE-PATRIE 1 FRANC 1943". HAS BOUQUETS ON EITHER SIDE OF "1". ON REVERSE IS DOUBLE SIDED AX WITH WHEAT AND READS "ETAT FRANCAIS". MINOR CORROSION. 30. SAME AS #3 EXCEPT IS "1" FRANC, YEAR IS "1940". A BIT CORRODED. 31. FRENCH CENTIMES: 1.9CM (D). CUPEROUS COIN HAS OUTER CIRCLE WHICH READS "COMMERCE-DE-FRANCE-CHAMBRES". IN MIDDLE READS "BON POUR 50 CENTIMES". ON REVERSE HAS OUTLINE OF SOMEONE SITTING AND READS "COMMERCE INDUSTRIE 1923". HAS SOME CORROSION. 32. DUTCH GUILDER: 2.8CM (D). SILVER COIN HAS LION SHIELD WITH CROWN ABOVE. READS "MUNT VAN HET KONINGRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN 1931" AROUND OUTSIDE. STRADDLING SHIELD IS "1 G". ON REVERSE IS WOMAN'S PROFILE AND READS "WILHELMINA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN". AROUND OUTSIDE IS STAMPED "GOD ZIJMET ONS". SOME MINOR TARNISHING. 33. IDENTICAL TO #32 EXCEPT DATE IS "1938". 34. DUTCH COIN: 2.2CM (D). SILVER(?) COIN HAS THREE TULIPS ON THE SAME STEM WITH "NEDERLAND" IN A BANNER BELOW. ON REVERSE ARE TWO STEMS WITH "10 CENTS 1942" WRITTEN ON BACK. "10" HAS HORIZONTAL LINES RUNNING THROUGH IT. HAS SOME MINOR CORROSION. 35. IDENTICAL TO #34.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
CURRENCY/MAUNDY
History
MANY OF THE COINS WERE COLLECTED OVERSEAS.
Catalogue Number
P19950066016
Acquisition Date
1995-09
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER
Catalogue Number
P20090016042
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
SILVER
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
1.9
Description
TOKEN, SILVER. SMALL HOLE IN TOP. UNMARKED. TARNISHED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
EXCHANGE MEDIUM
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016042
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
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