Orazio Lombardo, the founder of Lombardo Mint, was born in Milan, Italy in 1926. In 1952, he set up his company called Lombardo Speciality Reg'd in the basement of his home and specialized in enamelled products, lapel pins as well as fine jewellery. In 1955 he then moved his company to a two-storey building and renamed it Canadian Artistic Dies; thereby reflecting the expansion of the firm's product line to the engraving and cutting of dies for other mints, as well as the minting of medals and souvenir dollars. The name 'Canadian Artistic Dies' appears on most of the medals struck by the firm during this period of its history. The firm began to enjoy a reputation for high quality and artistic craftsmanship especially for its three dimensional medals. Later in 1960, the company was renamed Lombardo Mint Inc. and specialized in the minting of medals, badges, tokens, souvenir and trade dollars.
Today, Lombardo Mint Inc. is proud to be a division of Mississauga Mint!
Mississauga Mint specializes in producing high quality numismatic products which include tokens, trade dollars, metals & medallions, for various uses and events, both commemorative and corporate. Mississauga Mint has stamping, tumbling, rimming and coining capabilities, as well as specialized packing in its 10,000 square foot facility. Quality is assured by a dedicated 3300 square feet of Clean Room Assembly space. Mississauga Mint owns the most, high speed, coining equipment of any private mint in Canada.
Associated with Mississauga Mint are…..
Greg Ingram, a noted life long collector of coins, tokens and medals. He is a published authority on Canadian and English numismatic products.
Larry Coburn has engraved and designed, well over 2000 dies of various sizes. These dies have minted foreign legal tender, medallions and commemorative world figures as Mohammad Ali. Working with renowned artist, Marc Chagall, one of his most prestigious programs to date has been the 12 Chagall window replicas.
Projects quickly become a reality with our full in-house capability and control.