Coin Type Specifications
Region: Canada
Denomination: C1C
Diameter: 19.05 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Copper [98%] 3.1752 (g)
Tin [0.5%] 0.0162 (g)
Zinc [1.5%] 0.0486 (g)
Total Mass: 3.24 (g)

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Coin Type Coins
1953–1964 - Elizabeth II - Canadian One Cent Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 24 Coins
Copper : 76.2048 Grams
Tin : 0.3888 Grams
Zinc : 1.1664 Grams
Total Mass : 77.76 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 3.1752 g $0.015
Tin $6.619 $0.454 $0.015 0.0162 g $0.000
Zinc $1.048 $0.072 $0.002 0.0486 g $0.000
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.015
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 24 Coins: $0.36
- Precious Metal prices updated on 11-19-2017
24 Example Coins Found...

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Coin Type Description
This information is compiled/referenced data from around the web. Linked references within.
COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION
Years Minted: 1953–1964
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C1C
Obverse Design: The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 27 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA" (Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God)
Obverse Designer: ary Gillick, retouches de Thomas Shingles
Reverse Design: Maple leaf branch
Reverse Designer: G.E. KRUGER GRAY
1953–1964 - 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.

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Canada: 1953-2012 Elizabeth II Maple Leaf Cent
Source: typesets.wikidot.com

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.

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Faces of the monarch
Source: mint.ca

Elizabeth II (1953-1964)

The effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II first appeared on Canadian coins in 1953 when she was 27 years old. The effigy pictured here was used until 1964, with the inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA, meaning "Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, the Queen."

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A national symbol–the 1-cent coin
Source: mint.ca

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
Mintage:
1953 - 67,806,016
1954 - 22,181,760
1955 - 56,403,193
1956 - 78,685,535
1957 - 100,601,792
1958 - 59,385,679
1959 - 83,615,343
1960 - 75,772,775
1961 - 139,598,404
1962 - 227,244,069
1963 - 279,076,334
1964 - 484,655,322

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1 Cent - Elizabeth II 1st portrait
Source: en.numista.com

KM# 49
Features
Country Canada
Years 1953-1964
Value 1 cent
0.01 CAD = 0.0080 USD
Metal Bronze (.980 Cu, .005 Sn, .015 Zn)
Weight 3.24 g
Diameter 19.05 mm
Thickness 1.65 mm
Engravers Mary Gillick, retouches de Thomas Shingles (obverse)
George Edward Kruger Gray (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

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