Base Metal Coins Regulations, 1996
SOR/96-194ROYAL CANADIAN MINT ACT
Regulations Authorizing the Issue of Base Metal Coins the Composition of which Differs from the Composition Specified for those Coins in Part II of the Schedule to the Royal Canadian Mint Act
P.C. 1996-489 1996-04-16His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Supply and Services, pursuant to paragraph 5.2(3)(a)Footnote * of the Royal Canadian Mint Act, is pleased hereby to make the annexed Regulations authorizing the issue of base metal coins the composition of which differs from the composition specified for those coins in Part II of the schedule to the Royal Canadian Mint Act.
Return to footnote *R.S., c. 35 (3rd Supp.), s. 4Short Title
1 These Regulations may be cited as the Base Metal Coins Regulations, 1996.
Issue of Coins
2 The issue of base metal coins the composition of which differs from the composition specified for those coins in Part II of the schedule to the Royal Canadian Mint Act is hereby authorized in the denomination set out in column I of an item of the schedule, of the composition set out in column II of that item, the standard weight set out in column III of that item and the margin of tolerance set out in column IV of that item.
Coming into Force
3 These Regulations come into force on July 1, 1996.
Margin of Tolerance
Steel core with outermost layer electroplated with copper
178.72 grains per avoirdupois pound of 193 pieces
Zinc core with outermost layer electroplated with copper
186.66 grains per avoirdupois pound of 201 pieces
A coin of a denomination specified in column I and a composition specified in column II of an item is deemed to be of the standard weight specified in column III of that item if the coin does not vary in weight in an amount greater than the amount set out in column IV of that item, and a coin that has been in circulation shall not be deemed to fall below the applicable standard weight by reason only that its weight has diminished by abrasion through ordinary use.