Canada - 1990-1996 - Elizabeth II - Canadian One Cent
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|1990-1996 - Elizabeth II - Canadian One Cent Coin Composition|
|Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin:||$0.011|
|Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 1 Coins:||$0.011|
|YEAR||IMG||COIN NAME||COIN GRADE|
|1995||Elizabeth II Canadian Cent||NGC:MS 64|
|COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION|
|Coin Type:||1990-1996 - Elizabeth II - Canadian One Cent|
|Obverse Design:||The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 64 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA" (Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God). This is the first coin designed by a Canadian woman. Lettering: ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA|
|Obverse Designer:||Dora de Pédery-Hunt|
|Reverse Design:||A maple leaf twig is surrounded with the facial value and the inscription "CANADA" Lettering: 1 CENT 1991 CANADA|
|Reverse Designer:||George Edward Kruger Gray|
1990-1996 - Elizabeth II - Canadian Cent
In Canada, a penny is a coin worth one cent, or 1⁄100 of a dollar. According to the Royal Canadian Mint, the official national term of the coin is the "one-cent piece", but in practice the terms penny and cent predominate. Originally, "penny" referred to a two-cent coin. When the two-cent coin was discontinued, penny took over as the new one-cent coin's name. Penny was likely readily adopted because the previous coinage in Canada (up to 1858) was the British monetary system, where Canada used British pounds, shillings, and pence as coinage alongside U.S. decimal coins and Spanish milled dollars.
Production of the penny ceased in May 2012, and the Royal Canadian Mint ceased the distribution of them as of February 4, 2013. However, like all discontinued currency in the Canadian monetary system, the coin remains legal tender. Once distribution of the coin ceased, though, vendors no longer were expected to return pennies as change for cash purchases, and were encouraged to round purchases to the nearest nickel. Non-cash transactions are still denominated to the cent.
Specifications 1 Cent 1995
Alloy: 98% copper, 0.5% tin and 1.5% zinc
Weight: 2.5 grams
Diameter : 19.1 mm (12 sides) thickness: 1.45mm
Engraver: Obverse: Dora de Pédery-Hunt, Aago Aarand, Reverse: G.E.Kruger-Gray
Designer: Obverse: Dora de Pédery-Hunt, Aago Aarand, Reverse: G.E.Kruger-Gray
Die axis: ↑↑
1 Cent - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait, 12 sided
Value 1 Cent
0.01 CAD = 0.0093 USD
Metal Bronze (.980 Cu, .005 Sn, .015 Zn)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19.1 mm
Thickness 1.45 mm
Engravers Dora de Pédery-Hunt (obverse)
George Edward Kruger Gray (reverse)
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Mass 2.5 g
Diameter/Shape 19.1 mm, 12-sided
Composition 98% copper, 1.75% tin, 0.25% zinc