Canada - 1858 - Victoria - Canadian Twenty Cent
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|1858 - Victoria - Canadian Twenty Cent Coin Composition|
|Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin:||$2.573|
|Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 1 Coins:||$2.573|
|YEAR||IMG||COIN NAME||COIN GRADE|
|1858||Canadian Twenty Cents||OFCC:UNGRADED|
|COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION|
|Coin Type:||1858 - Victoria - Canadian Twenty Cent|
|Obverse Design:||Young bust image of Queen Victoria facing left, surrounded with the inscription 'VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA' 'CANADA'|
|Obverse Designer:||Leonard C. Wyon|
|Reverse Design:||Denomination and date within wreath, crown above Lettering: 20 CENTS 1858|
|Reverse Designer:||Leonard C. Wyon|
1858 - Victoria - Canadian Twenty Cent
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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Canada: 1858 Victoria Twenty Cents
Quick Coinage Facts
Years Minted: 1858
Composition: 92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper (0.1382 ounces of silver)
Diameter Type: 23.10 mm
Weight: 4.6480 grams
Total Mintage: 750,000
Obverse Design: Bust Design
Reverse Design: Wreath
20 Cents - Victoria
Value 20 Cents (0.2 CAD)
Metal Silver (.9250)
Weight 4.648 g
Diameter 23.3 mm
Engraver Leonard Charles Wyon
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