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CANADAS LAST 10 COPPER CENTS 1987 TO 1996

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• Until 1996, Canada’s 1 cent coin was struck in copper.

• The copper coins were replaced with two-ply copper finish plated steel coins in 1997.

• The copper 1 cent coins are now treasured collector’s items.

• This collection includes the last 10 copper cents, from 1987 to 1996.

• There is one coin from each year.

• The obverse of the coin depicts a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

• The 1987-1989 coins feature the classic Arnold Machin portrait.

• The 1990-1996 coins have the modern portrait by Dora de Pedery-Hunt.

• The reverse has the maple leaf design that was introduced in 1937. 

• The maple leaf is the symbol of Canada and is also featured on the national flag.

• Each coin is a treasured piece of Canada’s history, and together they make a fabulous collection.

• Collection includes 10 coins;  each coin is struck in .980 copper, .015 zinc, and .005 tin.

The collection comes in a custom display wallet with a Certificate of Authenticity.

• The pure nickel 5 cent coins were struck from 1922-1942 (round coins).

• After a break for the tombac coins of World War II, the 1946-1950 coins were nickel again (12-sided coins).

• After a break for steel coins, the 1955-1962 coins were nickel (12-sided).

• The final coin type was the nickel coin from 1963-1989 (round).

• Copper-nickel coins were introduced in 1990.

 


SKU: 11R6
Weight: 1.00
Price: $23.58


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