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Prototype Sketches for Canada's Coins of the 1930s
« on: March 09, 2011, 04:56:42 PM »
From the book "Striking Impressions: The Royal Canadian Mint and Canadian Coinage", by James A Haxby.

Notice how a couple of the denominations are different from those on the final designs.

Note: The one cent, five cent and fifty cent designs were by English designer George Kruger-Gray; the ten cents and twenty-five cent designs were by Emmanuel Hahn.

One cent.
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Re: Prototype Sketches for Canada's Coins of the 1930s
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 04:57:06 PM »
Five cents.

These designs show the Big Dipper constellation in the sky. It does not appear on the issued designs.
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Re: Prototype Sketches for Canada's Coins of the 1930s
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 04:57:33 PM »
Ten cents.
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Re: Prototype Sketches for Canada's Coins of the 1930s
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 04:58:02 PM »
25 cents.
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Re: Prototype Sketches for Canada's Coins of the 1930s
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 04:58:35 PM »
25 cents.

This design shows the Big Dipper constellation in the sky. It does not appear on the issued design.
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Re: Prototype Sketches for Canada's Coins of the 1930s
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011, 04:59:04 PM »
50 cents.
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Re: Prototype Sketches for Canada's Coins of the 1930s
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 06:22:12 PM »


Images copyright of the Royal Canadian Mint.



In addition to the alternative but unadopted 5 cents design shown earlier in this thread, artist Emanuel Hahn designed two other alternatives for the 25 cents coin.
They featured a polar bear and a Canada goose. His designs are seen above.

It is interesting that he abbreviated 'cents' to 'cts.' on one of those designs.



In 2018 the Royal Canadian Mint issued a set of collector coins based on Hahn's unadopted designs.

See: Coin Lore: The Coins That Never Were.
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