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One Cent (1c) - Big Coin Series - 2019 Canada Pure Silver Reverse Gold Plating - Royal Canadian Mint

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A little coin with a long and storied history, the 1-cent piece was one of Canada's first domestically produced coins. In 1937, the Royal Canadian Mint took on the task of modernizing Canadian coinage. That year marked the introduction of artist G.E. Kruger-Gray's iconic maple leaf twig design, which remained the penny's reverse image every year except Canada's centennial year, 1967, until the denomination's cancellation in 2012. To celebrate Canada's centennial in 1967, famed Canadian artist Alex Colville created a special commemorative set of designs for each circulation coin denomination. His design for the 1-cent piece—an image of a rock dove in flight—is still found in circulation today.

The one-cent piece's maple twig design is one of seven designs to make the leap to a 5 oz. coin—part of the Royal Canadian Mint's reverse gold-plated tribute to Canadian circulation coins past and present.

LOWEST MINTAGE EVER FOR THIS SERIES! Mintage lowered to 1,250! Order today!

Special features:
  • A PIECE OF THE PAST! This 5 oz. fine silver version of Canada's discontinued “penny” features G.E. Kruger-Gray's maple leaf twig design, which was originally introduced in 1937.
  • SILVER AND GOLD, TOGETHER ON ONE COIN! New for 2019, reverse gold plating adds a warm-toned gleam that creates a beautiful contrast next to the silver shine of the engraved relief!
  • LAST IN 7 COIN SERIES! Your 1-cent coin is the last in our exciting 2019 seven-coin series of 5-ounce pure silver versions of current and historical Canadian circulation coinage!
  • 5 OUNCES PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from five ounces 99.99% pure silver!
  • LARGE DIAMETER! Your 1-cent coin has a diameter of 65.25 mm and a nominal metal weight of 157.6 grams! The ideal diameter and weight for such a beautiful design!
  • SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! Your coin includes a serialized certificate!
  • LOWER MINTAGE THAN LAST YEAR! Mintage has been lowered from 1,500 to 1,250 in 2019—the lowest ever for the popular Big Coin series, which has a history of selling quickly.


The reverse features G.E. Kruger-Gray's iconic maple leaf twig. Reverse gold plating fills the field while the coin's silver surface draws the eye to the engraved relief, which includes the word “CANADA”, the year “2019” and the face value of “1 CENT”. The reverse gold-plated obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.


Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with graphic beauty box.

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