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1 Cent - Victoria

Features

Country Canada
Type Common coin
Years 1876-1901
Value 1 Cent
0.01 CAD = 0.0077 USD
Metal Bronze (.950 Cu, .040 Sn, .010 Zn)
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 25.4 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 7, Schön# 5
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of Victoria is surrounded with the inscriptions "CANADA" and "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA"

Lettering:
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA.
CANADA

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon , George William de Saulles

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.
George William de Saulles was a British medallist. He authored and designed the obverse of coins from the United Kingdom and its colonies under Queen Victoria and Edward VII of the United Kingdom

Reverse

The facial value is encircled with maple leaves wrapped around a vine

Lettering:
ONE
CENT
1891

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Edge

Plain

Comments

There are four main varieties on the OBVERSE of this coin:

► Obv 1: Young queen, round chin, prominent lips.
► Obv 2: Noticeably aged face, chin and upper lip back.
► Obv 3: Several signs of ageing on the face; angular double chin and bags under the eyes.
► Obv 4: Return to a less angular chin, upper lip less fleshy.


Three major varieties on the REVERSE:

► 1st variety (V1): 1876-1882 is the same as used in the 1858-1859 reverse Minor alterations to the stems and leaves of the vine branch (engraver: L. C. Wyon)
► 2nd variety (V2): 1883-1890 Larger leaves, fewer veins. (engaver: L. C. Wyon)
► 3rd variety (V3): 1891-1901: Narrower leaves with deeper veins. (engraver: G.W. De Saulles)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1876 H 4,000,000 4.22 6.00 10.84 Provincial leaves, obverse 1
1881 H 2,000,000 8.40 20.65 Provincial leaves, obverse 1
1882 H 4,000,000 3.66 4.00 7.50 Provincial leaves, obverse 1,2
1884  2,500,000 4.82 7.00 17.97 Large leaves, obverse 1, 2
1886  1,500,000 Large leaves, obverse 1, 2
1887  1,500,000 3.73 5.02 Large leaves, obverse 2
1888  4,000,000 4.64 5.02 10.51 Large leaves, obverse 2
1890 H 1,000,000 Large leaves, obverse 3
1891  1,452,500 7.21 17.66 Large leaves, obverse 2, 3, large date
1891  Large leaves, obverse 2, 3, small date. Quantity incl. above
1891  Small leaves, obverse 2, 3, small date. Quantity incl. above
1892  1,200,000 6.70 Small leaves, obverse 2, 3, 4
1893  2,000,000 5.97 Small leaves, obverse 4
1894  1,000,000 Small leaves, obverse 4
1894  Small leaves, obverse 4 (Large '4')
1895  1,200,000 6.01 13.01 Small leaves, obverse 4
1896  2,000,000 6.49 Small leaves, obverse 4
1896  Small leaves, obverse 4 (Far '6')
1897  1,500,000 4.58 Small leaves, obverse 4
1898 H 1,000,000 11.12 Small leaves, obverse 4
1899  2,400,000 3.54 5.00 Small leaves, obverse 4
1900  1,000,000 12.76 Small leaves, obverse 4
1900 H 2,600,000 5.02 Small leaves, obverse 4
1901  4,100,000 3.44 5.98 Small leaves, obverse 4

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