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O.N.A. Book and Audio-visual Lending Library


There is a good sprinkling of reference books and recent catalogues that can be borrowed free-of-charge (all you pay for is postage). Contact Book Lending Librarian Christopher Boyer, 519-884-4788 or e-mail Librarian.


We have an extensive audio-visual (AV) lending library available to both individual members and club members. Contact Audio Visual Lending Librarian Steve Woodland, xxx-xxx-xx (available only evenings and on weekends) or e-mail Club Services Chair.

From time-to-time, announcements are published in the ONA Numismatist about the availability of VCR tape programs that can be borrowed by members. The nominal $5.00 charge covers handling and postage one way, with the borrower prepaying the return postage. This fee applies whether one or a quantity of programs are borrowed.

Our AV lending library includes numismatic programs on a wide variety of topics. Many of our tools are now converted to CDs and DVDs and have been given to the local coin clubs to serve their members, so ask your local club regarding library access and benefits of membership in their club.

Below are some of the topics currently available on CDs / DVDs from our AV lending library.

ONA Educational Resources as of April 2018
The following PowerPoint Presentations (with text included) are available to ONA clubs or ONA members who have the equipment to use them:
A: Canadian Decimal
A-1 Canadian Large Cents 27 images; revised 2013    Slides    Text 
A-2 Canadian Five Cents 41 images, 1858-1992; 2009
A-3 Canadian Ten Cents 39 images, 1858-1992; 2009
A-4 Canadian Twenty-Five Cents 48 images 1858-2000; 2008 revised 2009
A-5 Canadian Fifty Cents 41 images 1870-1978; 2008
A-6 Canadian Silver Dollars 41 images, 1935 to 1967; 2008
A-7 Canadian Collector Cased Silver Dollars, 44 images,  1971 to 2006; 2008
A-8 Canadian Gold Coins 51  images, 1862-1990; 2008 revised 2014
A-9 Canadian Type Set 43 images, 1867-1937; 2008
A-10 Newfoundland Decimal 32 images; 2008
A-11 Canadian Nickel Dollars 1968-1987 37 images; 2014
B: Canadian Tokens
B-1 Blacksmith Tokens 51 images; 2008
B-2 Pre-Confederation Nova Scotia Copper Tokens 41 images; revised 2013
B-3 Pre-Confederation Copper Tokens of Upper Canada 36 images; 2008
B-4 R.C.N.A./C.N.A. Convention Medals, 2 parts, 1954-2014; 63 images; rev. 2014
B-5 Canadian Numismatic Link to the American Civil War 32 images; 2008
B-6 Coins and Tokens as Tools, Jewellery and other uses 39 images; 2008
B-7 Governor General Medals of Canada, 40 images; 2009
B-8 Early Toronto Exhibition Medals, 54 images; 2008
B-9 Early Canadian Numismatists and their Tokens 59 images; 2008
B-10 Pritchard & Andrews 51 images; 2008
B-11 Canadian Financial Institutions Coin Savings Banks 53 images; 2009
B-12 HBC Medals, Token and Paper Money, 42 images, rev. 2015
B-13 Merchant Tokes and Due Bills, 26 images; 2012
B-14 War of 1812 and Canadian Numismatics, 50 images, 2014
C: Government of Canada Paper Money
C-1 Introduction to Canadian Paper Money, 2 parts 91 images; rev. 2010
C-2 Our Changing Canadian Currency 55 images 1772-1986; 2008
C-3 Canadian Fractional Currency 27 images; 2009
C-4 Dominion of Canada Notes 58 images; revised 2010
C-5 Canadian Government One Dollar Notes 45 images 1870-1973; 2008
C-6 Bank Notes of the Bank of Canada 58 images 1935-2004; rev. 2009
C-7 Princess Patricia One Dollar Dominion Notes 26 images 1917; 2008
C-8 Newfoundland Paper 43 images; 2009
D: Canadian Chartered Banks 
D-1 Bank of London 37 images; 2009
D-2 The Bank of Hamilton, 36 images, 2010
D-3 The Merchants Bank of Canada, 43 images, 2010
D-4 The Molsons Bank, 42 images, 2011
D-6 TD Canada Trust, 36 images; 2013
D-8 CanadaBank od Commeerce,
D-10 New Brunswick Chartered Banks, 59 images; 2011
D-11 Canadian Small-size Chartered Bank Notes 36 images; 2008
D-12 Canadian Chartered Bank Notes of the West Indies 56 images; 2008
E: Miscellaneous Canadian Paper 
E-1 Early Canadian Scrip 46 images; 2009
E-2 Fawcett Bank Network 23 images; 2007
E-3 Fenian Troubles 37 images; revised 2010
E-4 Canadian Prison of War (extended version) 66 images; 2007
E-5 Canadian Prison of War 48 images; 2007
E-6 Banks and Bankers of Ontario 66 images; 2007
F: Foreign Coins
F-1 Coins of British North Borneo 29 images; 2007
F-2 Eight Real in the New World LNS 57 images; 2008
F-3 Gold Measure for Measure 55 images; 2007
F-4 Industrial Revolution 48 images; 2007
F-5 Milled Coinage of Elizabeth I, 21 images; 2007
F-6 Coins of the White Rajahs of Sarawak, 37 images; 2007
F-7 United States Private Gold issues 43 images; 2008
F-8 Spanish-American Mints, 37 images, 2011
F-9 Gold Coins of Brazil, 32 images, 2011
F-10 Notes to Ancient Greek Timeline, 30 images, 2014
G: Foreign Paper Money
G-1 British Military Notes 55 images; 2007
G-2 Japanese Invasion Money 39 images; 2009
G-3 Military Payment Certificates 58 images; 2008
G-4 Modern Banknotes of Ireland 52 images; 2008
G-5 Scottish Bank Notes 47 images; rev. 2011
G-5 Currency of the British East Caribbean 44 images; 2015
H: B.A. Seaby's Presentations
H-1 English Crowns 33 images; 2008
H-2 English Hammered Gold 33 images; 2008
H-3 English Milled Gold 33 images; 2008
H-4 Greek Coins 33 images; 2008
H-5 Roman Republic 33 images; 2008
H-6 Scottish Gold 33 images; 2008
H-7 Twelve Caesars 33 images; 2008
L: London Local Presentations
L-1 Banks and Bankers London Area, 50 images; 2007
L-2 London Local Economy 63 images + 70 images; 2007
L-3 London Medals 46 images; 2008
L-4 London Old Boys 49 images; 2007
L-5 Western Fair Medals 60 images; 2008
M: Miscellaneous Short Presentations
M-1 Crraugh Internment Camp
M-2 Bank Legals
M-3 Metropolitan Bank of Canada
M-4 Silver Trading Dollars

 Special Benefit to ONA Member Clubs 

Thanks to the generosity of the London Numismatic Society, the O.N.A. can offer, at no charge, a DVD disc containing over 50 PowerPoint presentations to O.N.A. member clubs. Each presentation is suitable for a program at a club meeting. Topics include Canadian decimal coins, tokens and paper money, world coins and paper money, and London Ontario items of interest. An update of the DVD is expected spring 2010.

Each club is allowed to possess one copy ONLY of the DVD and ownership of the DVD and contents remains with the London Numismatic Society (LNS).  Any club that allows copies to be made will not be allowed future updates. An Executive member of an interested club only has to contact Len Trakalo and supply mailing information.  Clubs that have already expressed an interest (as at Feb. 2010) include: Brantford, North York, Ottawa, Scarborough, South Wellington, and Waterloo. Future updates will be automatically sent out as they become available to the O.N.A. member clubs that have made the request to be on the distribution list.

The presentations are best viewed using a digital projector but can be shown to a smaller group just using a laptop computer or good-sized monitor. We are currently investigating the option of viewing the slides on some DVD players. The text for each presentation has to be printed out beforehand so it can be read out loud as each slide is shown.  Of course, the equipment should be checked out ahead of time and the use of a DVD lens cleaner is encouraged.  If the PowerPoint programs will not load properly, just Google "PowerPoint viewer" and download (free) the latest PowerPoint presentation viewer update from site. Contact Len Trakalo and the O.N.A. if you have difficulty using the DVD.

Each club that takes advantage of this offer should thank the London Numismatic Society and especially Ted Leitch who chairs this project! They have unselfishly provided several years of programs and show the benefit of co-operation and of belonging to larger organizations such as the Ontario Numismatic Association.

  Ontario Numismatic Association (O.N.A.)
  P.O. Box 40033, RPO Waterloo Square, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4V1, Canada
  Attention: David Bawcutt, Membership Chairman
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