Dominion of Canada Die Varieties of Edward VII and George V Large Cents
This is the third in a series of four monographs on the die varieties of large bronze cents used in Canada between 1858 and 1936.
Monograph No. 3 covers the period 1902 to 1920 for the Dominion of Canada large cents of Edward
VII and Geroge V. Eighty-six pages of tables and images illustrating easily recognizable
varieties. The more complicated varieties are described in text for the advanced specialist.
Jack spent over fifty years collecting and recording varieties of Canadian coins and tokens.
Much of this time was devoted to his favourite “Large Cents”.
In 1959, Jack along with Larry Gingras authored a CNA Journal article of the “Portrait
Varieties of Canadian Victoria Large Cents,” nearly 8 years before Jim Haxby's articles
Monograph 3 is constructed with the concept of “ease of identification” in mind. The more
easily indentifiable varieties are listed. Few of us have the photographic memory of Jack
Griffin to allow us to distinguish minute variety differences but we do have, armed with a
six power glass, the ability to identify major differences. This monograph will point the
Also with tables on projected numbers of die pairs versus identified pairs.
Monograph 4, which covers Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward
Island, 1864 to 1936 will be released mid August. Monograph 1: Province of Canada,
Victoria, 1858 to 1859 and Monograph 2: Dominion of Canada, Victoria, 1876 to 1901
will be released in 2007.
The collector may determine what to search for.
This series of Monographs is just beginning to catalogue the Large Cent Varieties
of Canada. The next major field is the Obverse Varieties, not just the portraits
but the other design's of the Obverse.
Monograph 3 is available directly from the Publisher.