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The E-Sylum: Volume 11, Number 23, June 8, 2008, Article 20

POSTCARD FROM OTTOWA: ROYAL CANADIAN MINT PHOTO BY HOWARD BERLIN

Howard Berlin has been traveling through Canada, and he sent us an email postcard. -Editor.
Howard writes:
This is the Royal Canadian Mint. Actually they have another mint in Winnipeg that makes the coins for spending. This facility makes coins for a number of foreign countries, commemorative issues, and the gold bullion coins. In their "gift" shop (no free samples) they have on display a 28-pound solid gold .9999 pure bar which you can pick up--it's got a chain attached to it and a guard with a gun standing right by it in case you got any ideas to walk away with it. A similar 13-kg bar is on display in the Bank of England Museum in London.


Royal Canadian Mint Ottowa



Wayne Homren, Editor

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