Victoria - One Cent 1859 (DP1)

monnaie monde canadum victoria one cent 1859 dp1
monnaie monde canadum victoria one cent 1859 dp1
monnaie monde canadum victoria one cent 1859 dp1

Country: Canada - Victoria Queen
Type: Standard circulation coin
Year: 1859 (1858-1859)
Value: 1 Cent (0.01)
Currency: Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition: Bronze (Cu 95%, Sn 4%, Zn 1%)
Weight: 4.4 g
Diameter: 25.4 mm
Mintage: 10,000,000
Grade: VF/XF
Shape: Round
Orientation: Medal alignment ↑↑
References: KM# 1, Schön# 1 (rare 9 Double Punched Type 1)

Obverse:
Portrait of the very young Queen Victoria wearing a laurel wreath.

Lettering:
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA.
CANADA

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon , George William de Saulles

Reverse:

Face value and date in wreath made of a vine branch and 16 maple leaves.

Lettering:
ONE
CENT
1859

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon

Edge:
Plain

Comments:
These coins were used as a measurement standard : One coin diameter was 1 inch. 100 coins weighed one avoirdupois pound (US pound). Several minor variations exist, sometimes not listed in the catalogs.

Due to the high mintage and heavy weight, the coins were unpopular and many remained unused due to low demand. As a result of re-punching and overdates, up to 12 different varieties exist. Many of these varieties are difficult to identify and only some are widely collected and recognised.

KM# 1, Schön# 1
10 Feb 2020
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