1 Cent - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

Features

Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1953-1964
Value 1 Cent
0.01 CAD = USD 0.0079
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Bronze (.980 Cu, .005 Sn, .015 Zn)
Weight 3.24 g
Diameter 19.05 mm
Thickness 1.65 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 433
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 49,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 48
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right from when she was 27 years old surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA"

Script: Latin

Lettering: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA

Translation:
ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God

Engravers: Mary Gillick , retouches de Thomas Shingles

Mary Gillick was a sculptor best known for her effigy of Elizabeth II used on coinage in the United Kingdom and elsewhere from 1953 to 1970.

Reverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1 CENT
CANADA
1964

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Plain

1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

This coin has some varieties known as 'Shoulder fold' (SF) and 'No shoulder fold' (NSF). This was due to weak relief on dies, and accidental reuse of the old dies. These varieties can be found in the years 1953, 1954 and 1955, with the 1955 NSF being the rarity. Since it is difficult to differentiate SF from NSF, it is helpful to look at the "I" in "DEI". If it points directly to a denticle, it is the SF obverse. If pointing in between two denticles, it is the NSF obverse.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1953  67 806 016 $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.54 $ 0.50 $ 0.55 16% With a fold on the shoulder
1953  $ 0.04 $ 0.11 $ 0.18 $ 0.23 $ 7.45 13% Without a fold on the shoulder (incl. above)
1954  22 181 760 $ 0.08 $ 0.16 $ 0.19 $ 0.50 $ 22 13% With a fold on the shoulder
1954  1.1% Without a fold on the shoulder, Proof-Like only. (incl. above)
1955  56 403 193 $ 0.09 $ 0.07 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.33 $ 0.37 $ 4.23 21% With a fold on the shoulder
1955  $ 0.13 3% Without a fold on the shoulder, scarce (incl. above)
1956  78 685 535 $ 0.05 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.18 $ 1.51 $ 2.82 26%
1957  100 601 792 $ 0.06 $ 0.01 $ 0.10 $ 0.13 $ 0.18 $ 0.49 $ 2.82 29%
1958  59 385 679 $ 0.09 $ 0.04 $ 0.04 $ 0.11 $ 0.18 $ 0.49 $ 1.45 22%
1959  83 615 343 $ 0.05 $ 0.01 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.13 $ 0.36 $ 5.59 25% Blunt 5
1959  $ 0.11 3% Pointed 5 (Included above)
1960  75 772 775 $ 0.10 $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.23 $ 0.49 $ 0.74 25%
1961  139 598 404 $ 0.08 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.09 $ 0.94 33%
1962  227 244 069 $ 0.08 $ 0.03 $ 0.06 $ 0.13 $ 0.23 $ 0.25 $ 1.30 39%
1963  279 076 334 $ 0.23 $ 0.04 $ 0.09 $ 0.11 $ 0.10 $ 0.49 $ 0.69 44%
1964  484 655 322 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.19 $ 0.33 $ 0.63 57%

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