Copper Coinage of Canada 1st Edition


Item #: 889683301

D T Batty

  • ISBN: 0889683301
  • Pub Date: 8/26/2007 Edition: 1st
  • Binding: spiral Size: 8.5×11 Pages: 124
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A MUST FOR COLLECTORS OF 19TH CENTURY CANADIAN COPPER COINAGE If you collect Canadian Colonial Tokens, Province of Canada or Dominion of Canada Large Cents your library is not complete without a reprint of Batty’s Canadian Copper Coinage. D. T. Batty was a prolific cataloguer of English and Colonial copper coinage. Beginning in 1868 and continuing until his death in 1896, Batty authored four volumes, with over 1,300 pages on copper coinage. Batty, whose carding reads: D. T. Batty 10, Cathedral Yard, Manchester Dealer in all kinds of Old Coins, Medals, Old China, Stamps Pictures, Curios, Old Oak Furniture Weapons, Antiques, &C. covered an extremely broad range of interesting collectables in mid-Victorian England. The first three volumes comprise over 1,175 pages, made up of 49 parts, listing nearly 16,000 varieties of copper coinage, and in the final years a collection of 35,000 varieties must have place Batty as one of England’s leading dealers of the time. Part I published in 1868 on English Penny Tokens was sold by subscription, as were the next 48 parts which were released over the following 27 years. Volume IV, the final volume, was to list Colonial Copper Coinage. Batty died before it was completed however, the first five parts of Volume IV on Canadian Copper Coinage were published. The Canadian Section, which is reprinted here, contains over 120 pages, listing just over 2,100 varieties of Colonial, Province of Canada and Dominion of Canada coinage. For example in the Province of Canada / Canada pages over 14 different varieties of the 1858 large cent are listed followed by 100 varieties of the 1859 large cent.. Batty cross-referenced his work with our 19th-century numismatic authors, LeRoux, Breton and especially McLachlan who seemed to be a particular favourite, for at times they seem to have traded coins as well as information. Batty disagreed with Breton’s listing of the �On Repentigny� series of bridge Tokens (BR 546 to 557), listing them only under protest. His first hand knowledge of the circumstances under which they were sold by Sotheby in 1890 allowed him to challenge Low, Leroux and Breton.