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This section of Obscure Finds Numismatic Collection is made up of coins from the Canada region and specializes in Twenty Cent coins. If you are looking for coin facts, numismatic data or simple melt value composition of Canada - Twenty Cent coins, you can find it here at Obscure Finds.

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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
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
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

Rob Turner has a very interesting and detail article based on facts.