Re: [WarOf1812] coins
- Dear Andrew,
Your math is fine but the intricacies of the economics of period currency
can sometimes lead to confusion like this. Firstly, the facts I quoted were
directly from an original document and I have no reason to doubt that
gentleman's knowledge of the value of the currencies he handled as a matter
of daily commerce.
Secondly, as part of my background (having a degree in Economics from London
University in England) I learned that in the past, the individual values of
the higher gold and silver coinage did not always match the multiples of
lesser value coins due to the propensity of "clipping" and "foiling" of
coins, thus creating independent values for each denomination.
- The Royal Canadian Mint has just released its 2012 Silver Proof set to
commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. To check out the design or
order a set, just go to the Royal Canadian Mint website. The reverse has
the image of a First Nations warrior, a Voltigeur, and a British officer.
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