The E-Sylum: Volume 8, Number 14, April 3, 2005, Article 15
SUDBURY BIG NICKEL REFERENCES
Darryl Atchison writes: "In answer to your query concerning
Sudbury's Centennial Numismatic Park, I checked my records
and here are several articles which our readers can go to if
they wish to learn some more about this interesting architectural
landmark and related numismatica.
All of this information is from the Canadian Numismatic
Bibliography which is now being formatted for printing.
It is our sincerest hope that the text will be distributed
before the upcoming C.N.A. convention in Calgary.
However, I don't want t to commit to anything since I'm
in Ireland and our production team is in Toronto. They
are working very hard but unfortunately (since they are
volunteers) they can't spend all of their time working for us.
Anyhow, I just wanted to demonstrate just how useful this
bibliography will be to researchers. I was able to find all
of this information in less than ten minutes. It may take
slightly longer in printed form but not much.
Fournier, Jeff. – <>. – Transactions
of the Canadian Numismatic Research Society : Vol. 28
(Sep. 1992). – p. 6 - 22, ill. – a very fine history of Sudbury’s
Centennial Numismatic Park with an extensive listing of
commemorative medals and trade tokens issued to promote
this Ontario landmark. Some of the medals issued depict the
various ‘big coin’ monuments in this theme park. Other
medals commemorate individuals or groups which it was felt
deserved particular recognition
Fournier, Jeff. – <>.
– Canadian Numismatic Journal : Vol. 39, no. 7 (Sep. 1994).
– p. 346 - 349, ill. – a very fine history of the ‘Big Nickel’
erected at Sudbury’s Numismatic Park as part of the city’s
1967 Canadian Centennial celebrations. Includes details of
several numismatic items depicting this world-famous Ontario
landmark. Part II Canadian Numismatic Journal : Vol. 39, no.
8, p. 394 - 398. Also published in CeeTee : Vol. 24, p. 36 - 52
Miles, Ernest. – <>. – Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine : Vol. 39,
no. 9 (Sep. 1973). – p. 810 - 812, ill. – an illustrated account
concerning the thirty-foot nickel monument in Sudbury’s
Centennial Numismatic Park
Palmer, Kenneth A. – <>. –
CeeTee : Vol. 15 (1986). – p. 265 - 270, ill. – a series of
notes and clippings concerning various aspects of Sudbury’s
Centennial Numismatic Park. Reprinted in CeeTee : Vol. 16,
p. 26 - 30, 64 - 68
Rochette, Edward C. – Medallic portraits of John F. Kennedy
(a study of Kennediana) with historical and critical notes and
a descriptive catalogue of coins, medals, tokens and store
cards struck in his name. – Iola, Wisconsin : Krause Publications,
1966. – 188, 4 p., ill. – over 600 U.S. and foreign medals are
illustrated including several Canadian tribute medals - one of
which depicts Kennedy’s portrait on the obverse and Canada’s
Parliament Buildings (in Ottawa, Ontario) on the reverse. Other
Canadian issues include the Wellings Memorial Medal and
pieces depicting the ‘Nickel Monument Memorial’ at Sudbury’s
Centennial Numismatic Park. Davis no. 884"
[Thank you for forwarding the references. We'll patiently
await the release of the Canadian Numismatic Bibliography.
In this lightning-fast Internet age, good things are still worth
waiting for. -Editor]
Wayne Homren, Editor
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