2006 Canadian 1-Cent Maple Leaf, RCM Logo (Brilliant Uncirculated)

Item: #2006RCMPENNY-1BU    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #2006RCMPENNY-1BU




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2006 Canadian 1-Cent Maple Leaf, RCM Logo (Brilliant Uncirculated)

Face Value: 1 cent
Mintage: 846,420,000
Composition: 94% steel, 1.5% nickel, 4.5% copper plating
Weight (g): 2.35
Diameter (mm): 19
Finish: BU

The maple leaf is a proud and distinctive Canadian symbol, appearing on all Canadian coins minted between Confederation and 1935. The modern 1-cent coin features two maple leaves on the same twig. The design, created by G.E. Kruger Gray, was first used in 1937 and has remained unchanged with one exception: in 1967, a rock dove designed by renowned Canadian artist Alex Colville appeared on the reverse to celebrate Canada's Centennial. Countess Grey struck the first 1-cent coin on January 2, 1908 at the official opening of the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint (which became the Royal Canadian Mint in 1931).

*Note: Since 2000, the 1-cent coin can be produced using either the copper-plated steel or copper-plated zinc compositions.

The obverse design by Dora de Pedry-Hunt and Ago Aarand depicts the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in right profile, when she was 77 years old. It is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA". The RCM mint mark sits under the bust.

This coin depicts a maple leaf twig surrounded with the facial value and the inscription "CANADA".


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