1 Cent - Victoria

Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1858-1859
Value 1 Cent
0.01 CAD = USD 0.0075
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Bronze (Cu 95%, Sn 4%, Zn 1%)
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 25.4 mm
Thickness 1.21 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 7984
References KM# 1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 1
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Head of the very young Queen Victoria wearing a laurel wreath, facing left.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA.
CANADA

Unabridged legend: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA

Translation:
Victoria Queen by the grace of God

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon Read more on Wikipedia

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.

Reverse

Face value and date in a wreath made of a vine branch and 16 maple leaves.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ONE
CENT
1858

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon Read more on Wikipedia

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

Mint

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)

Comments

These coins were used as a measurement standard : One coin diameter was 1 inch. 100 coins weighed one avoirdupois pound (US pound). Several minor variations exist, sometimes not listed in the catalogs.

Due to the high mintage and heavy weight, the coins were unpopular and many remained unused due to low demand. As a result of re-punching and overdates, up to 12 different varieties exist. Many of these varieties are difficult to identify and only some are widely collected and recognised.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1858  421 000 $ 48 $ 69 $ 100 $ 120 $ 120 $ 300 $ 470 16%
1859  10 000 000 $ 0.47 $ 2.70 $ 2.70 $ 5.40 $ 8.90 $ 8.90 45% 9 over 8, large 9
1859  1.2% Brass. Very rare
1859  3% Double punch, narrow 9 Model 1. Quantity included in the above
1859  $ 93 3% Double punch, narrow 9 Model 2. Quantity included in the above
1859  $ 2.40 $ 3.80 $ 3.80 $ 5.30 $ 5.30 10% Narrow 9, Low 9. Quantity incl. above.
1859  $ 2.10 $ 3.00 $ 5.00 $ 5.20 $ 8.20 $ 21 32% Narrow 9. Quantity included in the above

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Heritage Auctions
2023 June 4 Spotlight: Canada World Coins Showcase Auction 61318
Lot 21040
Internet Archive
4 Jun 2023 1858 UNC
(PCGS MS61 Brown)
USD 432.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 June 4 Spotlight: Canada World Coins Showcase Auction 61318
Lot 21039
Internet Archive
4 Jun 2023 1858 UNC
(PCGS MS63 Brown)
USD 1020.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232119
Lot 62316
Internet Archive
12 May 2021 1858 UNC
(NGC MS62 Brown)
USD 456.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
2021 May 6 - 7 World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction - Dallas 3091
Lot 32292
Internet Archive
6 May 2021 1858 UNC
(PCGS MS64 Red and Brown)
USD 2280.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
2021 May 6 - 7 World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction - Dallas 3091
Lot 32293
Internet Archive
6 May 2021 1858 UNC
(NGC MS64 Brown)
USD 1260.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
2021 January 21 - 22 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Platinum & Signature Auction - Dallas 3089
Lot 32344
Internet Archive
21 Jan 2021 1858 UNC
(NGC MS64 Red and Brown)
USD 2040.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
2021 January 21 - 22 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Platinum & Signature Auction - Dallas 3089
Lot 32345
Internet Archive
21 Jan 2021 1858 UNC
(PCGS MS64 Brown)
USD 1440.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232102
Lot 62285
Internet Archive
13 Jan 2021 1858 UNC
(ICCS MS62)
USD 372.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36004
Internet Archive
25 Aug 2019 1858 UNC
(PCGS UNC Details (Harshly Cleaned))
USD 186.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36001
Internet Archive
25 Aug 2019 1858 UNC
(PCGS UNC Details (Cleaned))
USD 156.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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