Coin Specifications

Region: Canada  
Denomination: C1C  
Diameter: 19.05 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

Copper [95.5%] 3.0942 (g)
Tin [3%] 0.0972 (g)
Zinc ( 1.5% ) 0.0486 (g)
Total Mass: 3.24 (g)

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1937-1952 - George VI - Canadian One Cent

Canada 1951 One Cent Coin Description

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Obscure Finds - No Coin Image Found Reverse

Coin Mass: 3.24 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 19.05 (mm)
Mint Year: 1951
Mint Mark:
Coin Name: Canadian Cent
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Obscure Finds Coin Collection (OFCC) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:61.137 Canada 1951 C1C ) and has given the item a grade of UNGRADED with serial number of: | OFCC:61.137
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OFCC Serial: 61.137
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Coin Variety or Error Noted
Die crack under the king

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Stamp of one or more cracks visible in relief on a coin struck by a die that has a crack more or less pronounced. The crack on the piece can be superficial (only the part chrome plated) or pronounced, demonstrating a certain depth.

The die crack can be found on most of the denominations and years. It can be seen easily by the presence of broken lines in the field of a coin, on the legend or the effigy. When striking, the crack on the die is reproduced on the planchet like the rest of the design. If we could observe the surface of a die, we could see a concave crack that will be reproduced on the planchet in a convex shape.

Most of the cracks on dies are the result of the extreme pressure used while striking. Furthermore, metals are susceptible to crack on weak places, particularly neat sharp edges. Subsequently, pressure and wear make the crack stronger on the die until an employe changes it by a new one.

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Years Minted: 1937-1952
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C1C
Obverse Design: George VI
Obverse Designer: T.H. Paget
Reverse Design: Maple leaf branch
Reverse Designer: G.E. Kruger Gray
1937-1952 - George VI - Canadian One Cent

Penny (Canadian coin)

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. Penny was likely readily adopted because the previous coinage in Canada (up to 1858) was the British monetary system, where Canada used British pounds, shillings, and pence as coinage alongside U.S. decimal coins and Spanish milled dollars.

In Canadian French, the penny is called a cent, which is spelled the same way as the French word for "hundred" but pronounced like the English word (homonym to "sent"). Slang terms include cenne, cenne noire, or sou noir (black penny), although common Quebec French usage is sou.

Production of the penny ceased in May 2012,[1] and the Royal Canadian Mint ceased the distribution of them as of February 4, 2013.[2] However, like all discontinued currency in the Canadian monetary system, the coin remains legal tender. Once distribution of the coin ceased, though, vendors no longer were expected to return pennies as change for cash purchases, and were encouraged to round purchases to the nearest nickel. Non-cash transactions are still denominated to the cent.

Like all Canadian coins, the obverse depicts the reigning Canadian monarch at the time of issue. The current obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II; her likeness has seen three design updates, the first occurring in 1965, a 1990 update to the design of Dora de Pedery-Hunt, and the 2003 update designed by Susanna Blunt.A special reverse side, depicting a rock dove, was issued in 1967 as part of a Centennial commemoration. It was designed by the Canadian artist Alex Colville and its use in 1967 marked the only time the 1937 maple leaf design was not used for the penny before it was discontinued in 2012.

The current coin has a round, smooth edge, and this has been the case for most of its history; however, from 1982 to 1996, the coin was twelve-sided. This was done to help the visually impaired identify the coin.

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1921 Canadian Five Cent Coin

Five-cent coins dated 1921 are among the rarest and most collectible Canadian circulation coins, known as "The Prince of Canadian Coins." Estimates of the number of specimens known range between 400 and 480. In May 1921 the government of Canada passed an act authorizing the change to the larger nickel coin, and subsequently the majority of the 1921 mint run was melted down. The coin believed to be the finest known specimen (PCGS MS-67) sold for $115,000 U.S (this does not include taxes) in a Heritage auction in January 2010. It was then sold by the Canadian Numismatic Company for $160,000 (this does not include taxes) to a private collector in early 2012.


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