1859 Canadian 1-Cent Large Penny Coin (VG)

Item: #1859-1C    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #1859-1C

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1859 Canadian 1-Cent Large Penny Coin (VG)

 

Large Cents - Victoria (1858-1859)

Canada's first coinage. The coin were conceived to be used also as convenient units of measure; the diameter is exactly 1 inch and 100 pieces weith 1 avoirdupois pound. Nevertheless, they were not very popular at first and were discounted, sometimes by as much as 20%, to get them into circulation.

 

Obverse

Coin depicts the design of a youthful Queen Victoria with a laurel wreath in her hair. Inscriptions as follows:
"VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA" meaning "Victoria, by the grace of God, the Queen".
 

Reverse

Depicts a serpentine vine with 16 maple leaves. There are numerous slight variations involving recuttying of some of the leaf stems or the vine stalk.

 

Packaging

1859 Canadian 1-Cent Large Penny Coin comes in titled condition.
Note: The photo of this item is a stock image only.

 

Specifications

Mintage: 9,579,000
Composition: 95% copper, 4% tin, 1% zinc
Finish: Circulation
Weight: 5.67 g
Diameter: 25.4 mm
Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Face Value: 1 cent
Die axis: ↑↓
Mint mark: -

 

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