Canada – 1859 1-Cent – VG

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Canada – 1859 1-Cent – VG

Characteristics

    • Composition: 95% copper , 4% tin & 1% zinc
    • Weight: 4.54 grams
    • Diameter: 25.4 mm
    • Thickness : 1.21 mm
    • Engraver: Leonard C. Wyon
    • Illustrator: Leonard C. Wyon
    • Edge: Smooth
    • Non-Magnetic
    • Die Axis: ↑↑

Number of circulation coins minted

  • 1859 1-cent : n.a.

Victoria (1858-1901)

The effigy of Her Majesty Queen Victoria adorned the first coins issued by the Province of Canada (Colonies of Upper and Lower Canada).

Grade VG

Obverse: The braid is visible all around the ear but with very little detail. Reverse: Almost all leaves have at least half of the details. The denticles of the rim merge with the border.