It was difficult for me to keep a straight face and an empty pocket book or wallet while visiting this place. People who travel to this city are part of a special group of human beings in the first place. I imagine that for people traveling on a tight budget a visit to the Royal Canadian Mint might have extra meaning. Do you think about tipping the guide? Did Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy do a film about personal finances? If not, they missed a chance to ridicule society. Can you imagine what the Marx Brothers would have done with a film about the mint? I do not know if coin collectors are drawn to this place or not. Maybe stamp collectors like it for different reasons. Technology makes viewing the entire coin-making process much more interesting and fascinating. Seeing so many details concerning the making of coins is a precise and full look at the process to be sure. While the Royal Mint is something to see while walking along Sussex on the way to the larger National Gallery of Canada, there is something on its own merit for staying there and taking a tour. Smaller groups can ask more questions. You must slow down the guide who might want to speak fast and get the crowd out of the mint in as little time as needed to see the entire process. It might be wise to make a reservation but choose your time according to the expected crowd size and the time of day. The process of making coins did interest me. The crowds sometimes get a loud speaking guide to disturb others. Satire went through my mind as I watched the making of coins. How does one watch such a process or display during world wide recession with a straight face? Money charged for making the tour is too much. It is not easy to spend money on food in the mint or near bye. I believe that children, misers, and spend thrifts would find this visit most interesting. As well as people who hoard money in piggy banks. It is difficult to keep a level head about this place if you cut and use coupons for shopping trips to the grocery store and elsewhere. Phrases such as "deep pockets" carry additional meaning for me when I watch the coin-making process. How does a visit her change your attitude on giving your children an allowance? I thought about the exchange rate. I also thought about coins to be placed in parking meters. Today's world impinges on my thinking as I re-think and recall my visit there. Lunch money has special meaning too. What about the phrase "small potatoes"? Two visits here before income tax deadlines might give people a distorted vantage point for looking at their personal finances. You might take a different look at your "piggy bank". I do recommend that you visit the place to learn what is fascinating about what goes on in the back rooms of society. Do it before you go on a shopping spree. For me passing the street pan-handlers found in many urban centers now is difficult and painful. I will agree that it is good for many people to see not just coin collectors. Maybe the tour goes too fast and is too short. Educational value is enormous. Whether or not a visit here will turn every third visitor into studying economics I do not know for sure but there is a connection for me.
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