STK-ID 37575

Ottawa: HA ESTABLISHING SHOT over cenotaph in Confederation Square, post office at left, East block at right, Peace Tower in background, West Block Tower in distance. Closer shot of Peace Tower from same position, roof of East Block in lower foreground, Center Block and Parliament Library in background. PAN from MLS of Chateau Laurier and PAN left to LS of Parliament towers, Confederation Square and post office on left. Some traffic in square. Oblique front view of City Hall. Closer shot of entrance, cut to floral display reading: Bytown -1827, Ottawa - 1854, National Capital - 1857. Cut to two shots of mint building. Interior shots of foundry, man putting copper bars into melting pot, pouring out molten metal. View of pile of bronze slabs (immediately after shot of men dipping slabs into coolant) and of fork-lift truck moving a few slabs. Various shots of bronze slabs passing through roughing and finishing mills, being rolled into coils, being put through blanking press. Shots of thousands of metal discs in hopper, of discs falling through. Cut to worker shuffling discs in wooden box so as to form rolls of blanks before feeding into marker. Shots of machine in press room: TILT DOWN magazine and cut to press stamping coins. MCU of finished 50 cents pieces. Sequence in weighing room. Shots of acrylic plastic model being made, of engravers at work.


Excerpt from
Minting Centennial Coins/De nouvelles pièces de monnaie pour le centenaire
National Film Board
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Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
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1920 x 1080