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The Royal Canadian Mint

Royal Canadian Mint

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted July, 2012

Royal Canadian Mint

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted July, 2012

Royal Canadian Mint

Photo from Google Street View ©2012 Google - Posted February, 2012

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
On the west side of Sussex Drive, across from Bruyere Street


Coordinates: N 45 25.872 W 75 41.916

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Plaque Text

Constructed in 1905-1908 to house a branch of the British Royal Mint, this building was one of several designed in the late gothic style by the Department of Public Works in the first part of this century. The building combines the function of a mint (producing coins and medals) with that of a refinery for gold produced by Canadian mines. As a royal mint it also produced imperial gold sovereigns which were a basis of currency. The institution came under the jurisdiction of the Government of Canada in 1931 and was re-named the Royal Canadian Mint.

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