1942 Newfoundland 1-Cent Small Penny Coin Roll (Circulated)

Item: #1942NFLD-1CENTROLL    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #1942NFLD-1CENTROLL




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Tags: 1941, 1-Cent, Penny

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1942 Newfoundland 1-Cent Small Penny Coin Roll (Circulated)


Small Cents - George VI (1938 - 1947)

In 1937, the Newfoundland government reviewed converting to a small cent, similar to those used in Canada and the United States. The smaller coin was less expensive to produce and Newfoundlanders objected to the reverse design of the 1-cent large penny coin in which their provincial flower - the pitcher plant, was forced into an unnatural configuration. 



Coin depicts the design of King George VI with the Latin inscription:
GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA:REX ET IND:IMP meaning "George VI, by the grace of God, the King and Emperor of India."


Coin features a life-like rendition of the pitcher plant in bloom. This plant is native to Newfoundland, and is one of the insectivores of the plant kingdom. The large leaves are pitcher-like receptacles, the inner surfaces being covered with downward-sloping bristles. Insects are attracted onto their leaves by a sweet sticky syrup at the bottom and the bristles help prevent their escape. 


Roll includes 50 coins of 1942 Newfoundland 1 Cent (Small Penny) in circulated condition. 
Note: The photo of this item is a stock image only.



Mintage: 1,996,889
Composition: 95.5% copper, 3% tin and 1.5% zinc
Finish: Circulation
Weight: 3.24 g
Diameter: 19.05 mm
Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Face Value: 1 cent
Die axis: ↑↑



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