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1 Cent - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait; heavy type

1 Cent - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait; heavy type) -  obverse 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait; heavy type) -  reverse

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Features

Country Canada
Type Common coin
Years 1965-1979
Value 1 Cent
0.01 CAD = 0.0079 USD
Metal Bronze
Weight 3.24 g
Diameter 19.05 mm
Thickness 1.65 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 59, Schön# 58
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 39 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA" (Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God)

Lettering: ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

A maple leaf twig is surrounded with the facial value and the inscription "CANADA"

Lettering:
1 CENT
1975
CANADA

Engraver: George Edward Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Plain

Comments

1,65 mm thick

NOTE:  1965 obverse varieties:
Large beads: A in REGINA points to right end of a bead (common)
Small beads: A in REGINA points to left end of a bead
reverse varieties:
Pointed 5: upper right end of 5 is angled 30° from the vertical
Blunt 5: upper right end of 5 is angled 15° from the vertical (common)


NOTE: The years 1965-1977 belong to KM#59.1 while the 1978-1979 coins are classified under KM#59.2. This is because the compositions differ:

KM#59.1: 98% copper, 0.5% tin, 1.5% zinc
KM#59.2: 98% copper, 1.75% tin, 0.25% zinc


Additionally, the 1979 coins feature a smaller effigy of the Queen than any of the previous years.

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1965  KM#59.1 (large beads, blunt 5)
1965  KM#59.1 (large beads, pointed 5)
1965  KM#59.1 (small beads, blunt 5)
1965  304,441,082 KM#59.1 (small beads, pointed 5)
1966  183,644,388 KM#59.1
1968  329,695,772 KM#59.1
1969  335,240,929 KM#59.1
1970  311,145,010 KM#59.1
1971  298,228,936 KM#59.1
1972  451,304,591 KM#59.1
1973  457,059,852 KM#59.1
1974  692,058,489 KM#59.1
1975  642,318,000 KM#59.1
1976  701,122,890 KM#59.1
1977  453,050,666 KM#59.1
1978  911,170,647 KM#59.2
1979  754,394,064 KM#59.2 (smaller effigy)

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