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Royal Canadian Mint Act

Version of section 2 from 2003-01-01 to 2005-12-11:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

base metal

métal commun

base metal means any metal other than precious metal; (métal commun)

base metal coin

base metal coin[Repealed, 1999, c. 4, s. 1]



Board means the Board of Directors of the Mint appointed under this Act; (conseil)

circulation coin

monnaie de circulation

circulation coin means a coin composed of base metal that is listed in Part 2 of the schedule and that is put into circulation in Canada for use in day-to-day transactions; (monnaie de circulation)



Master means the Master of the Mint; (président)



Minister means the Minister of Public Works and Government Services; (ministre)



Mint means the Royal Canadian Mint established by this Act; (Monnaie)

non-circulation coin

monnaie hors circulation

non-circulation coin means a coin composed of base metal, precious metal or any combination of those metals that is not intended for circulation and that is listed in Part 1 of the schedule; (monnaie hors circulation)

precious metal

métal précieux

precious metal means gold, silver, platinum or any of the platinum group of metals. (métal précieux)

precious metal coin

precious metal coin[Repealed, 1999, c. 4, s. 1]

  • R.S., 1985, c. R-9, s. 2
  • R.S., 1985, c. 35 (3rd Supp.), s. 1
  • 1996, c. 16, s. 60
  • 1999, c. 4, s. 1

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