Coin Type Specifications
Region: Canada
Denomination: C1C
Diameter: 25.4 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Copper [95.5%] 5.41485 (g)
Tin [3%] 0.1701 (g)
Zinc [1.5%] 0.08505 (g)
Total Mass: 5.67 (g)

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1912-1920 - George V - Large Cent with DEI GRA
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1912-1920 - George V - Large Cent with DEI GRA Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 3 Coins
Copper : 16.24455 Grams
Tin : 0.5103 Grams
Zinc : 0.25515 Grams
Total Mass : 17.01 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 5.41485 g $0.025
Tin $6.619 $0.454 $0.015 0.1701 g $0.002
Zinc $1.048 $0.072 $0.002 0.08505 g $0.000
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.027
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 3 Coins: $0.083
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-19-2024
3 Example Coins Found...


Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1912-1920
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C1C
Obverse Design: The portrait in left profile of George V is surrounded with the inscription "GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND:IMP" (George V, King and Emperor of India by the grace of God) Lettering: GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND:IMP:
Obverse Designer: Edgar Bertram MacKennal
Reverse Design: The facial value, accompanied with the inscription "CANADA", is encircles with maple leaves wrapped around a vine Lettering: ONE CENT CANADA YEAR
Reverse Designer: W.H.J. Blakemore
1912-1920 - George V - Large Cent with DEI GRA

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.

Production of the penny ceased in May 2012, and the Royal Canadian Mint ceased the distribution of them as of February 4, 2013. 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.


Canadian Circulation: A national symbol–the 1-cent coin

1911 - 1920
W.H.J. Blackmore designed this reverse of the 1-cent coin. The representation of maple leaves wrapped around a vine was kept.

1908 - 1920
Composition: 95.5% copper, 3% tin, 1.5% zinc
Weight (g): 5.67
Diameter (mm): 25.4
Thickness (mm): n/a
1912 - 5,107,642
1913 - 5,735,405
1914 - 3,405,958
1915 - 4,932,134
1916 - 11,022,367
1917 - 11,899,254
1918 - 12,970,798
1919 - 11,279,634
1920 - 22,246,170


1 Cent, Canada

Denomination: 1 Cent
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.684 g (Weight)
Obverse Description: Crowned and draped bust of the King facing left; around, GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND: IMP:; artist's initials, B.M., on bust truncation
Reverse Description: At centre within a beaded circle in three lines, ONE CENT 1912; around, a serpentine sweet maple wreath
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Canada
Mint: Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint, Canada, 1912
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal, Great Britain, 1911
References: KM#21


1 Cent - George V with "DEI GRA"

KM# 21
Country Canada
Years 1912-1920
Value 1 Cent (0.01 CAD)
Metal Bronze (.950 Cu, .040 Sn, .010 Zn)
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 25.4 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Engravers Edgar Bertram MacKennal (obverse)
W.H.J. Blakemore (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
Edge: Plain

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