1 Cent - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; Farewell to the Penny

1 Cent - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Farewell to the Penny) - obverse1 Cent - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Farewell to the Penny) - reverse

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Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 1 Cent
0.01 CAD = USD 0.0073
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Silver (.9999)
Weight 2.94 g
Diameter 19.1 mm
Thickness 1.25 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 39344
References RCM/MRC# 121188
Monnaie Royale Canadienne (https://www.mint.ca/)

Commemorative issue

Farewell to the Penny Set

Series: CAN:Farewell to the Penny


Head of Queen Elizabeth II, as at 77 years of age, bare headed, wearing necklace and earrings, facing right.

Script: Latin



Translation: Elizabeth II Queen by the grace of God

Engraver: Susanna Blunt Read more on Wikipedia

Susanna Blunt is a Canadian portrait artist who designed the most recent portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the current Canadian coinage, which began in 2003. She was born in Harbin, China, the daughter of an English banker. Blunt started her studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts as a young teenager.


Kruger-Gray's classic design of the Canadian penny, used for the coin almost every year since 1937.

Script: Latin


Engraver: G. E. Kruger-Gray




Royal Canadian Mint of Ottawa, Canada (1908-date)


Set of 5 coins

On January 2, 1908, Countess Alice Grey, wife of Canada's ninth Governor General, Albert Henry George Grey, had the honor of minting the first coin to be produced in the country: a one-cent piece. In 1911, the accession of George V to the throne of England necessitated a modification of the monarch's effigy on the obverse of the Canadian one-cent coin. In 1920, the Royal Mint introduced a new design for the penny, by Fred Lewis, featuring two maple leaves on the reverse and the words "ONE CENT" below the name "CANADA". In an effort to modernize the appearance of the Canadian coin, the Royal Canadian Mint introduces the iconic motif of maple leaves attached to a twig, by G.E. Kruger-Gray, which will appear (except in 1967) on the reverse of the one-cent coin until 2012. To celebrate Canada's centennial, well-known Canadian artist Alex Colville creates a set of special commemorative coin designs for 1967. To help visually impaired people distinguish the different coins, the shape of the penny is modified. It changed from a perfectly round to a 12-sided shape. In 1997, the coin was returned to its round shape, which it retained until its last year of production.

Celebrate the history of the penny with this beautiful set of 5 fine silver coins that illustrate the original designs that appeared on the coins.

Special features :
- A FIRST! This unique set features all the designs that adorned the reverse of the Canadian penny throughout its history until its last year of production in 2012 (including the special design created by Alex Colville to commemorate Canada's centennial in 1967).
- NEW! Set of 5 one-cent coins, each containing 1/10 ounce of fine silver (99.99% pure)!
- Limited to 5,000 pieces.
- Certificate includes detailed history of the penny.
- Each coin has a face value of one cent, weighs 2.94 g and is 19.1 mm in diameter.

Each of the five coins in the set features one of the motifs that adorned the penny, works by different artists:
- Motif with small leaves, designed by George W. DeSaulles.
- Design with small leaves, by W. H. J. Blakemore.
- Motif with two maple leaves, designed by Fred Lewis.
- Centennial motif, designed by Alex Colville.
- Design with maple leaves attached to a twig, by G.E. Kruger-Gray.

The inscription "1 CENT" and the vintage "2012" are embossed on all pieces.

- The coins come in a bespoke wooden box, protected by a beautiful box designed especially for the Farewell to the 2012 Penny series.
- The set is accompanied by a numbered certificate, which constitutes your proof of ownership of the coins and attests that they have been individually inspected by our in-house quality assurance specialists.Automatically translated

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  5 000 $ 50 In a set: #5 of 5 of the series

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Country: Canada
Languages : French English
Numista Rarity index: 87 Search tips
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Bullion value: USD 1.99 Search tips
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