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Canadian Twenty Cents
The Canadian Twenty Cent Coin was only produced for one year, 1858. It was first issued on December 12th 1858. Due to its very unpopularity, the Canadian Government replaced the twenty cent coin with the more popular twenty-five cent coin. During the switch over many of the twenty cent coins were melted and re-coined to make twenty-five cent coins.
Coin - 20 Cents, Canada, 1858
Statement Of Significance:
By the Act 16 Vict. c.158 of 1853 the denominations for the coinage of the Province of Canada was set as dollars, cents and mils. The Province of Canada was created by the joining of Upper and Lower Canada in 1840-41. It ceased to exist fith the formation of modern Canada in 1867 with it joined with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to form the Dominion of Canada.
DateEra: 1858 AD
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.641 g (Weight)
Denomination: 20 Cents
Edge Description: Milled
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1858
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain
The Fate of the 20 Cent Silver Pieces
Total Mintage: 730,392
- The Canadian government melted and re-coined 722,925 coins.
- The Montreal Street Railway Company contributed 125 additional coins.
Surviving Mintage: 7,342
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