This is a great introduction to collecting Canadian coins. After brief opening chapters on grading, the history of money and money in the New World, the author delves into Canadian Colonial and Decimal Coins. This discussion is followed by chapters on special sets, patterns & trial pieces, currency, tokens and the Royal Canadian Mint. The appendices include a basic glossary of numismatic terms, a listing of rare and scarce date Canadian coins, numismatic associations and public collections. There is a lot of information packed into this short volume. [softbound, 95 pages, b&w photos, c. 2000].