Coin Type Specifications
Region: Canada
Denomination: CS$1
Diameter: 2.95 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Silver [50%] 11.6638 (g)
Copper [50%] 11.6638 (g)
Total Mass: 23.3276 (g)

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Coin Type Coins
1988 - Elizabeth II - Saint-Maurice Ironworks Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 1 Coins
Silver : 11.6638 Grams
Copper : 11.6638 Grams
Total Mass : 23.3276 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Silver $243.923 $16.730 $0.538 11.6638 g $6.274
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 11.6638 g $0.054
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $6.328
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 1 Coins: $6.328
- Precious Metal prices updated on 06-24-2017
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Coin Type Description
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COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION
Years Minted: 1988
Mint Marks:
Denomination: CS$1
Obverse Design: Elizabeth II head right Lettering: ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA
Obverse Designer: Arnold Machin
Reverse Design: Ironworks (two blacksmiths with hammers and anvil) in process, date and denomination below Lettering: LES FORGES DU SAINT-MAURICE IRONWORKS CANANDA 1988 DOLLAR RRC
Reverse Designer: Robert-Ralph Carmichael
1988 - Elizabeth II - Saint-Maurice Ironworks

250th anniversary of the first industrial refinery in Canada
Source: coinhistory.info

A Royal proclamation specifies the design of the 1988 $1 silver coin and the $1 bronze-plated nickel coin. The silver dollar commemorates the 250th anniversary of the first industrial refinery in Canada, the Saint-Maurice Ironworks. The nickel dollar continues the loon design. [455.1081]

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Commemorative Silver Dollar
Source: en.wikipedia.org

Year 1988
Theme Saint-Maurice Ironworks
Artist R.R. Carmichael
Mintage (Proof) 259,230
Issue Price (Proof) $20.00
Mintage (BU) 106,702
Issue Price (BU) $15.00

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Canada 1 dollar 1988 "Saint-Maurice Ironworks"
Source: catawiki.com

Catawiki number: 3974647
Category: Coin
Country: Canada
Face value: 1 dollar
Year: 1988
Period: Canada - Confederation (1867-present)
Head of State: Elizabeth II (1952-present)Icon-information
Sort: Coin
Designer: Machin, Arnold, Robert-Ralph Carmichael
Series: Commemorative
Theme: Saint-Maurice Ironworks, Smeden
Composition: Silver (Ag)
Gold- or silver content: 500
Weight: 23.33
Diameter: 36
Thickness: 2.95
Punch: Medal alignment
Shape: Round
Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 106.872
Krause and Mishler Number: KM# 161

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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Saint-Maurice Ironworks
Source: en.numista.com

KM# 161
Non circulating issue
Features
Country Canada
Year 1988
Value 1 Dollar
Metal Silver (.5000)
Weight 23.3276 g
Diameter 36.07 mm
Thickness 2.95 mm
Engravers Arnold Machin (obverse)
Robert-Ralph Carmichael (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Edge Reeded

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More about Saint-Maurice Ironworks
Source: en.wikipedia.org

Forges du Saint-Maurice ("St. Maurice Ironworks"), just outside of Trois-Rivières, Quebec, is a National Historic Site of Canada, and birthplace of the country's iron industry.

Forges du Saint-Maurice was created on 25 March 1730, the second company (after the failure of the first) granted a monopoly to employ the iron ore deposits at Trois-Rivières.

The forge started working in 1738 and remained in virtually continuous operation until closing. It employed about 100 craftsmen (most originally from Burgundy) and 300-400 labourers in production of forged and molded iron products, including pots, pans, and stoves. Director F. E. Cugnet went bankrupt in 1742, leading to a state takeover and handover to Britain after the Treaty of Paris.

In 1747, the company experimented unsuccessfully with cannon making and steel production.

From 1738 into the mid-1830s, the Forges were "the most technologically advanced ironworks in America", but had become the oldest operating blast furnace in North America, and far out of date, by the time it shut down for good in March 1883.

In 1973, Forges du Saint-Maurice became a national historic park. Archaeological research there continues.

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