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ONLINE CATALOGUE
OF CLASSIC CANADIAN REFERENCES

The J.D. Ferguson Historical Research Foundation is pleased to make available through its website digital images of hard to find classic Canadian references. These digital monographs are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and may be downloaded and used free of charge as a service of the Foundation. Click on the image to begin your download.

The Canadian Bouquet-Sous

The Canadian Bouquet-Sous - 1908
by Eugene G. Courteau, M.D.
    
Dr. Courteau's first monograph describes and illustrates 72 obverse/reverse varieties of this series, many of which at the time of publication were unrecorded.

The Coins and Tokens of Nova Scotia

The Coins and Tokens of Nova Scotia - 1910
by Eugene G. Courteau, M.D.
    
This is an excellent early reference on the Coins and Tokens of Nova Scotia. Dr. Courteau’s attribution of varieties in the Breton series continues to be used by collectors of this series today.

The Copper Tokens of the Bank of Montreal

The Copper Tokens of the Bank of Montreal - 1919
by Eugene G. Courteau, M.D.
    
This is a comprehensive listing by Dr. Courteau of all the tokens issued by the Bank of Montreal, including Bouquet-Sous, the "Habitant" Tokens, the "Side-view" Tokens and the "Front-view" Tokens.

The Habitant Tokens of Lower Canada

The Habitant Tokens of Lower Canada (Province of Quebec) - 1927
by Eugene G. Courteau, M.D.
    
In this monograph Dr. Courteau presents a thorough descriptive listing of tokens issued by the City Bank, the Quebec Bank, and the "Banque du Peuple".

The St. George Copper Tokens of the Bank of Upper Canada

The St. George Copper Tokens of the Bank of Upper Canada - 1934
by Eugene G. Courteau, M.D.
    
Dr. Courteau introduces this study pointing out that the Bank of Upper Canada was, in effect, the government banker from 1849. In this capacity four series of pennies and half pennies were produced between 1850 and 1857, this monograph documenting 319 different types. This is Dr. Courteau's final published work with his passing occuring just before the end of 1934.

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Coins Are Like Songs: The Upper Canada Coppers, 1815-1841

Coins Are Like Songs: The Upper Canada Coppers, 1815-1841 - 2017
by Christopher Faulkner
    
This is the first study in 100 years to be devoted to the copper tokens which were issued for circulation in Upper Canada between 1815 and 1841, the date of the formation of the Province of Canada. The book is in two parts. Much of the General Introduction is devoted to establishing something of the historical context - social, economic, and cultural - in which the Upper Canada coppers were issued and circulated. The second part of the book is a descriptive catalogue of the various copper tokens known to have been issued for use in Upper Canada. Separate chapters are devoted to the Lesslie tokens, the Brock coppers, the Sloop tokens, and the Miscellaneous tokens. Coins Are Like Songs: The Upper Canada Coppers, 1815-1841 is published by Spink, London, with the financial support of the J. Douglas Ferguson Historical Research Foundation.
About the Author:
      Christopher Faulkner is Distinguished Research Professor and Professor Emeritus at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. In the field of numismatics, his primary area of research interest is the circulating specie of pre-Confederation Canada and he has written a number of articles and book chapters on various aspects of the token coinage of the period. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Numismatic Research Society, among other organizations.
Available for $95US from  Ancient Numismatic Enterprise
Available world-wide directly from  Spink

The Holey Dollars and Dumps of Prince Edward Island

The Holey Dollars and Dumps of Prince Edward Island - 2012
by Christopher Faulkner
    
This is the first book-length study to be devoted to Canada’s most exotic and celebrated colonial-era coin, the Holey Dollar of Prince Edward Island and its accompanying Dump. With a basis in twenty years worth of research in international archives, libraries, and private and institutional collections, from as far afield as Charlottetown and Puerto Rico, Vancouver and London, this book uncovers the origins and history of a coin which has been shrouded in mystery for two hundred years. The Holey Dollars and Dumps of Prince Edward Island is published by Spink, London, with the financial support of the J. Douglas Ferguson Historical Research Foundation.
About the Author:
      Christopher Faulkner is Distinguished Research Professor and Professor Emeritus at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. In the field of numismatics, his primary area of research interest is the circulating specie of pre-Confederation Canada and he has written a number of articles and book chapters on various aspects of the token coinage of the period. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Numismatic Research Society, among other organizations.
Available for $115US from  Ancient Numismatic Enterprise

Canadian Numismatic Bibliography

Canadian Numismatic Bibliography - 2007
Darryl A. Atchison, Editor
     
The Ultimate Book for the Collector of Canadian material. An absolute necessity for the collector who wants to know and understand his coins, tokens, medals or paper money. Over four hundred years of Canadian numismatic and economic history is covered in this important reference.
     This is a massive work in two volumes, over 1200 large format pages containing references to books and significant articles, annotated in most cases, with introductory essays. It covers the entire range of works relating to Canada, the French Regime, Pre-Confederation Coinage, Decimal Coinage, Patterns, Newfoundland Coinage, Banks and Banknotes, Biographies, Artists, Engravers, Trade Tokens, Medals, Collectors, Collections, Auction Sales and Fixed Price Lists. Mr. Atchison has spent much of the last eight years compiling this text, assisted by several prominent numismatists who have contributed to its development.
     A CD was produced in 2014 for distribution to the original Bibliography purchasers. The contents of the CD are intended to enhance access to the citations appearing in the Canadian Numismatic Bibliography by allowing computer-based electronic searching of those citations. For this reason, the data files on the CD do not contain the main articles or the illustrations that appear in the book. Using these data files together with the proper computer applications will provide you with the ability to do ad hoc citation searches either in Acrobat, or Excel, significantly increasing the utility of the information beyond that provided by the book’s index.
     Please note there are a limited number of sets (with CD included) still available from the original limited edition of 300 sets. There are more details about the project on the CNB web site.
Available for $248; please see Contact information to order

The Canadian Honours System

The Canadian Honours System - 2005
by Christopher McCreery
     This is an excellent work that should find its way into every medal collector’s library. In addition to detailed explanations of each of the Orders, decorations and medals awarded by Canada’s federal and provincial governments, the text covers medals which can be presented to Canadians by the United Nations and N.A.T.O. There are also introductory chapters on the: development of honours systems; honours in Canada prior to Confederation (including the French Regime and British Orders, campaign medals and military decorations); and Canadian honours up to Canada’s Centennial. There is also a chapter on failed proposals for medals such as the Canada Medal.
Information is available at Google Books

Roman Republican Coins in the ROM

Roman Republican Coins in the
Royal Ontario Museum - 1998

by Alison H. Easson
     The collection of Roman Republican coins in the Royal Ontario Museum is the largest in a Canadian institution. This catalogue includes all the museum's Roman Republican coins as well as certain issues of the Imperial period not listed in Crawford, specimens of aes rude, Italic cast bronze issues, and issues from the Social War of 91-87 BC. In total, 534 pieces are published in this volume.
This book is out of print; consult the used book marketplace

Dictionary of Canadian Medallists

Robert C. Willey's
Dictionary of Canadian Medallists - 1998

Ronald A. Greene, Editor
     This book provides biographical and historical notes about people and companies involved in designing and producing Canadian coins, tokens and medals relating to Canada. A thoroughly researched text (arranged alphabetically) of known designers, engravers and medallists of Canadian numismatic items, it is an essential source for the serious collector who is interested in more than the basic information presented in the standard catalogues. A useful bibliography is also included with 10 plates illustrating medals.
Available for $30; please see Contact information to order

Coins of New Brunswick

Coins of New Brunswick - 1993
by Richard W. Bird
     An extremely important work on early New Brunswick coins and tokens, with particular attention to the regal and semi-regal issues. Includes the most useful illustrated system for identifying the ‘frigate’ halfpenny and penny tokens of 1843 and 1854. Also includes a rich blend of historical and economic information.
This book is out of print; consult the used book marketplace

Coins of New Brunswick

Canadian Welcome Home Medals - 1991
by George A. Brown
     An annotated listing of municipal awards and medals presented to soldiers who returned from the Boer War, First World War and Second World War.Winner of the Numismatic Literary Guild specialty book award. Many colour illustrations.
This book is out of print; consult the used book marketplace

Coins of the Modern Olympic Games, Vol. 1

Coins of the Modern Olympic Games - 1991
by Michèle Menard
     Historical summaries are presented of each of the modern Olympic Games held from 1896 to date. Includes details of coins and medals issued by the host countries including Montreal (1976) and Calgary (1988), all well illustrated in colour. A second volume containing details of issues from non-host countries has not been published at this time.
This book is out of print; consult the used book marketplace

Yukon Numismatica

Yukon Numismatica - 1990
by Leslie C. Hill, Scott A. Simpson
     A standard guide to currency, tokens, medals and scrip of the Yukon Territory with historical notes and many illustrations.
This book is out of print; consult the used book marketplace

The Currency and Medals of Prince Edward Island

The Currency and Medals of Prince Edward Island - 1988
by Robert J. Graham, Earle K. Kennedy, J. Richard Becker
     The authors have succeeded in producing a text which encompasses every aspect of Prince Edward Island’s numismatic and economic development - being particularly strong on local bank histories and bank note issues. A very comprehensive chapter on the 1871 one cent coin is also included. Token and medal collectors will also want to own this book
This book is out of print; consult the used book marketplace

Alberta Trade Tokens

Alberta Trade Tokens - 1987
by Donald M. Stewart
     The most complete listing of metal and plastic tokens used throughout Alberta - well over 2,000 tokens are listed. No municipal trade dollars are included and historical information is provided for many of the tokens listed. The topic is well researched and illustrated.
This book is out of print; consult the used book marketplace

Aspects of the Numismatics of North America

Aspects of the Numismatics of North America - 1986
Christopher F. Gilboy, Editor
   A series of articles covering diverse topics on the numismatics of Canada, Mexico and the United States is presented. This text is a ‘mustown’for anyone even mildly interested in Canadian numismatics as approximately 90% of the book is devoted to scholarly papers relating to many fields of Canadian numismatics.
   Topics include: The Current Status of Numismatic Research and Literature in North America; North American Paper Money; The Enigma of Canada's 1900 Ten-cent Piece; Types of Early Canadian Banks; A History of Breton 999; Medal-making in Canada; Campaign Medals in Nineteenth Century Canada; The North West Canada Medal of 1885; Colonial Coins of the United States; and The Coinage of Mexico.
This book is out of print; consult the used book marketplace

The Currency and Medals of Newfoundland

The Currency and Medals of Newfoundland - 1983
by C. Francis Rowe, James A. Haxby, Robert J. Graham
   Every aspect of Newfoundland’s numismatic heritage is covered in this landmark publication which contains historical information on Newfoundland’s economic development as well as extensive notes on coins, currency, medals (10 commemorative, 40 athletic, 6 temperance, 5 religious and 9 educational) and other numismatic items identified throughout the text.
This book is out of print; consult the used book marketplace

The Interpam Book & Interpam Auction Catalogue

The Interpam Book and
Interpam Auction Catalogue - 1981

Ruth McQuade, Editor
   Contains illustrated articles on paper money of Canada, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Fiji, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Scotland, U.S.A. Other subjects include: playing cards, artistry and origin of vignettes, Simon Bolivar on bank notes, land scrip of Canada, the Oriental Bank, Canadian banks in the West Indies.
   Authors include: W.Allan, W. C. S. Barrett, Y. Beresiner, J.E. Boling, S.S. Carroll, F. Clowery, D. Crawford, M. Freehill, R.G. Gonzalez, D.D. Hunter, W.H. McDonald, H. Paatela, R.C. Rosenman, C.F. Rowe. The Auction catalogue has 85 pages with many illustrations, some in colour, and includes prices realized.
This book is out of print; consult the used book marketplace