Canada – 1887 1-Cent – F-12


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Canada – 1887 1-Cent – F-12

Features – 1887 1-cent

  • Composition : 95% copper, 4% tin and 1% zinc
  • Weight: 5.67 grams
  • Diameter: 25.4 mm
  • Engraver: Leonard C. Wyon and G. W. DeSaulles
  • Illustrator: Leonard C. Wyon and G. W. DeSaulles (SL – Small leaves)
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Non-Magnetic
  • Die Axis: ↑↑

Number of circulation coins minted

  • 1887 1-cent : 1 500 000

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).

Maple Leaves

The face value is surrounded by maple leaves around a vine. These lapels are all from a new lapel made on a reduction lathe. The 7 is manually produced on each working corner on the reverse side. There are therefore several varieties of this figure.

Grade F-12 (Fine)

The entire foliage shows on average 30% to 50% of the details on the reverse side. The obverse shows the top of the diadem clearly visible, however, the crosses are more or less detailed. Only a few long lines on Queen Victoria’s hair are detailed under the tiara.