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Jos Leroux - Canadian Copper Catalogue

Jos Leroux - Canadian Copper Catalogue

Description

Doctor Joseph Leroux was born at Saint-Augustin, in the County of Two Mountains, Province of Quebec, on the ninth of April, 1849 His father, Dieudonne Leroux, and his mother, Domithilde Allaire, were both French Canadians, and, like most early French Canadians, were so happy in their union that they were blessed with a family of twentytwo children.

It cannot be expected that the subject of this sketch received any special attention in his early years, but his parents, knowing the value of a good education, sent young Joseph to school when five years old, and at twelve he was found competent enough to pursue his own way, dependent on his own resources. When nineteen he entered the Jacques Cartier Normal School in Montreal, and there made such rapid progress that in 1871 he was prepared to undertake the head mastership of a country model school.

In 1873 he married Miss Marie G. Mitchell, but they did not follow the example of his parents, for only two children have appeared as the fruits of their union. In 1877 the Provincial Government conferred on him an Academy Diploma, and the following year he visited Europe to study the different systems of education prevailing on the continent. In 1879 sickness occasioned his return and his relinquishment of the teaching profession ; he therefore in the same year took up his studies for the profession of medicine at the Laval University, from which he received the degree of Bachelor in 1881 and that of Doctor of Medicine in 1883.

Dr. Leroux commenced to collect in 1876 and entered into numismatic studies with great fervency. In 1882 he published a catalogue of Canadian coins ; in 1883 his Canadian Numismatic Atlas; in 1885 the Collectors'Vade Mecum, and in 1886 the " Collectionneur," a monthly journal, but his most important work was his Canadian Coin Cabinet, published in 1888, of which a supplement appeared in 1890, and an enlarged and revised edition in 1892. As may thus be seen, Dr. Leroux has earned the thanks of Numismatic Amateurs in making known to them coins and medals by his illustrations, and the importance of collections of this kind.

The encouragement that has been so extensively bestowed on his wrorks has only been his due and few writers have had the advantage of the doctor in being thus rewarded by an ample remuneration through the sale of their works.

Text : Le médaillier du Canada par Jos.Leroux M.D. Montréal - Illustré et décrit toutes les monnaies et les médailles du Canada - Ouvrage honoré d'une souscription par le gouvernement français 2000 gravures prix $ 5.00 l'exemplaire.

Jos Leroux - Canadian Copper Catalogue values and prices

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a Jos Leroux - Canadian Copper Catalogue varies. Below, the details of the value of the coin according to its grade.

Jos Leroux - Canadian Copper Catalogue circulated tokens1

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Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
Var. 1 -------
Var. 2 -------
Var. 3 ----$25.00$50.00-
Var. 4 -------
Var. 5 -------
Var. 3 - White metal -------

Jos Leroux - Canadian Copper Catalogue uncirculated tokens2

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Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
Var. 1 $100$140$200----
Var. 2 --$100$120$150--
Var. 3 -------
Var. 4 $75.00$85.00$100----
Var. 5 -------
Var. 3 - White metal -------

Varieties

Var. 1

Jos. Leroux - Montréal - Médaillier

Var. 2

Jos Leroux - Canadian Copper Catalogue

Var. 3

Jos. Leroux - Montréal - Médaillier

Var. 4

N/A.

Var. 5

Jos. Leroux - Montréal - Médaillier

Var. 3 - White metal

Jos Leroux - Canadian Copper Catalogue - White metal

Another error and variety

Specifications

Var. 1

  • Mintage : 1 000
  • Issuer: Jos. Leroux M.D.
  • Issuing date : 1891
  • Composition : Copper
  • Breton # : 585

Var. 2

  • Mintage : 200
  • Issuer: Jos. Leroux M.D.
  • Issuing date : 1885/12
  • Breton # : 582

Var. 3

  • Mintage : 86
  • Issuer: Jos. Leroux M.D.
  • Issuing date : 1886/01
  • Breton # : 583

Var. 4

  • Mintage : 194
  • Issuer: Jos. Leroux M.D.
  • Issuing date : 1886/01
  • Breton # : 584

Var. 5

  • Mintage : 1000
  • Issuer: Jos. Leroux M.D.
  • Issuing date : 1891
  • Breton # : 586

Var. 3 - White metal

  • Issuer: Jos. Leroux M.D.
  • Breton # : 584

Notes

  1. The value of circulated tokens generally concerns coins with a certain wear due to the circulation. These coins rarely retain their original luster.
  2. The value of a uncirculated tokens generally concerns coins with little wear almost not visible with the eye. These coins generally retain their original luster.
  3. The values displayed on this page are in Canadian dollars.

Last update : Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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