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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 17, April 23, 2006, Article 19

PROPHETIC 1938 SPEECH ON NICKEL AND OTHER MINERALS IN PEACE AND WAR

Darryl Atchison writes: "I am sending you a link to the text from
an address delivered by the Hon. Charles McCrae (the Minister of
Mines for the Province of Ontario) to the Empire Club of Canada on
January 27, 1938.  The speech was entitled "Canadian Minerals in
Peace and War" which deals with the subject not only in a general
sense but also specifically concerns the mineral nickel which played
a significant role in the production of war materials during World
War I as well as an increasingly large role in international coinage
production.

The bulk of the article pertains to World War I, yet many of the
speaker's comments were quite prophetic and as most of our readers
know, Canada altered its circulating nickel coinage during World War
II and produced its five cent coins from a new alloy called 'tombac'.
The article has only peripheral numismatic value but makes for
interesting reading nonetheless."

The link to this article is: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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