1965–1966 - Elizabeth II - Canadian One Cent
In Canada, a penny is a coin worth one cent, or 1⁄100 of a dollar. According to the Royal Canadian Mint, the official national term of the coin is the "one-cent piece", but in practice the terms penny and cent predominate. Originally, "penny" referred to a two-cent coin. When the two-cent coin was discontinued, penny took over as the new one-cent coin's name.
Canada: 1953-2012 Elizabeth II Maple Leaf Cent
Years Minted: 1953-2012
Types 1-4 Composition: (1953-1996)
98% Copper, .5% Tin, 1.5% Zinc (1953-1996)
Diameter: 19.05 mm (1953-1979)
Weight: 3.24 grams (1953-1979)
Young Queen 1953 to 1964
Elizabeth II's portrait designed by Mary Gillick, whose initials appear on the truncation of the bust.
Faces of the monarch
Elizabeth II (1965-1989)
This updated effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appeared with the inscription ELIZABETH II D G REGINA, a shortened form of the original.
A national symbol–the 1-cent coin
1937 - 1966, 1968 - 1981, 1997 - present
The maple leaf twig (round coin)
In 1937, as part of an effort to modernize Canada's coins, G.E. Kruger-Gray created the maple leaf twig design. His initials appear on the right.
1942 - 1977
Composition: 98% copper, 0.5% tin, 1.5% zinc
Weight (g): 3.24
Diameter (mm): 19.05
Thickness (mm): 1.65
1965 - 304,441,082
1966 - 183,644,388
1 Cent - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait, round, heavy type
Value 1 Cent
0.01 CAD = 0.0078 USD
Metal Bronze (.980 Cu, .005 Sn, .015 Zn)
Weight 3.24 g
Diameter 19.05 mm
Thickness 1.65 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 59, Schön# 58