New book details RCM medals

Numismatic literature expert Alan Roy, of Hamilton, Ont., has completed what he called his “passion project” just in time for this summer’s Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) Convention in Ottawa.

The Medals & Exonumia of the Royal Canadian Mint serves as a 138-page listing of the medals issued by Canada’s national mint during its more than 100 years of operation.

“It includes all known medals made and distributed by the mint,” according to Roy. “These include pieces sold directly to the public, issued in conjunction with events sponsored by the mint, and distributed at meetings or trade shows. It also includes medals issued as tokens of appreciation to employees. Another section of the catalogue lists medals featuring the Royal Canadian Mint as a theme.”

Roy will sell his new privately printed, spiral-bound book in black and white for a tentative price of $12.95. For more details, contact

The book will also be available during the July 20-24 RCNA Convention through Winnipeg numismatist Howard Engel, the owner of Richard Stockley Books, who will have a booth on the bourse.

A Fellow of both the RCNA and Ontario Numismatic Association, Roy published his first Checklist of Charlton Numismatic Literature, available online for free, in 2018. He also authors a regular column on numismatic literature in the RCNA’s Canadian Numismatic Journal.

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