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Legacy of the Penny Five-Coin Set – Mintage: 3,000 (2017)

Legacy of the Penny Five-Coin Set – Mintage: 3,000 (2017)

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$709.95 CAD
Mintage: 3,000
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UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY! Own all of the designs of the penny in one set! Order today!

Using multiple sized and shaped blanks, the Mint has carefully replicated the designs of Canada's 1 cent from its first domestic striking in 1908. The set includes two 2-ounce coins and three 1-ounce coins, one of which has 12 sides to mimic the penny's shape from 1982 to 1997—all beautifully enhanced with selective pink gold plating to mimic the penny's copper colour.

A stunning coin set you will admire for years! Hurry and order today!

Special features:
  • UNIQUE SET INCLUDES TWO COIN SIZES: TWO 2-OUNCE COINS AND THREE 1-OUNCE COINS! The two coin sizes in this set reflect a historical change in the dimension of the penny. From the penny's first issue in 1908 to the year 1920,  the diameter of the Canadian 1-cent piece was 25.4 millimeters. Beginning later in 1920, the penny's diameter was reduced to 19.05 millimetres. Though both sizes in this set are significantly larger than the originals, the diameter of the set's two 2-ounce coins has been enlarged to reflect the pre-1920 large penny, while the three 1-ounce coins reflect the smaller penny that was produced after 1920.
  • FEATURES ALL DESIGNS SINCE 1908! Celebrate the penny's history with a commemorative set that features all of its major reverse designs since 1908.
  • SELECTIVE ROSE GOLD PLATING! Recalls the penny's warm copper patina.
  • INCLUDES A RARELY USED COIN BLANK! Your coin set includes a 12-sided 1-ounce coin, a rarely used shape on this blank, to replicate the design of the 1982 penny.
  • BEAUTIFUL WOOD DISPLAY CASE! Your coin set comes packaged in beautiful wood collector's case with black beauty box.
  • ORIGINAL EFFIGIES! The obverse of each coin will have their original effigies.
  • INCREDIBLY LOW MINTAGE: Only 3,000 coins will be made available worldwide.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER COINS! Your coin set has no GST/HST!

Design:

This set of 99.99% pure silver coins selectively plated in pink gold features two 2-ounce coins and three 1-ounce coins. The two 2-ounce coins have a diameter of 54 millimetres. The three 1-ounce coins have a diameter of 38 millimetres. The face value for all five coins is 1 cent. The 2-ounce coins feature the original reverse design from Canada's 1908 1-cent piece: a vine-like wreath of 16 maple leaves framing a centre field engraved with the face value. The wreath is framed on both sides with raised dots. The 1-ounce coins feature the original reverse designs from 1920 and 1967, and the 12-sided design from 1982. The 1920 replica features two maple leaves on either side of the reverse field, flanking the face value. The 1967 coin features Alex Colville's iconic rock dove. The 1982 replica features G.E. Kruger-Gray's maple leaf twig, originally introduced in 1937. Its 12-sided design recalls the shape of the penny from 1982 to 1997. The obverse of each coin will have their original effigies.

Did you know…
  • On January 2, 1908, Canada's first domestically produced coin was struck: a beautifully designed 1-cent piece featuring a polished centre wreathed by a vine of 16 maple leaves. This motif was bordered on each side by a frame of raised dots. The penny's design remained this way until 1920, when the Mint updated the denomination's reverse and reduced its diameter. The new design, created by Fred Lewis, is composed of two maple leaves flanking the denomination. The obverse featured the effigy of King George V.
  • The 1930s were a time of growing nationalism in Canada. In the decade leading up to the Second World War, many of Canada's major federal and cultural institutions were founded, including the Bank of Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Radio-Canada. 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. Though the penny is no longer in production, and appears less frequently in our pocket change, it continues to hold a special place in the story of Canadian coinage.
  • 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.
  • In 1982, the penny's shape was amended from perfectly round to 12-sided to make it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between denominations. The shape remained 12-sided until 1997.

Packaging:

Your coin set comes packaged in beautiful wood collector's case with black beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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Specifications

  • No.158117

Small leaves design (1908)

  • Composition99.99% pure silver; selective rose gold plating
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 62.67
  • Diameter (mm) 54
  • Edgeserrated
  • ArtistGeorge W. DeSaulles (reverse and obverse)

Small leaves design (1911)

  • Composition99.99% pure silver; selective rose gold plating
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 62.67
  • Diameter (mm) 54
  • Edgeserrated
  • ArtistW.H.J. Blakemore (reverse), Sir E.B. MacKennal (obverse)

Two maple leaves design (1920)

  • Composition99.99% pure silver; selective rose gold plating
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • ArtistFred Lewis (reverse), Sir E.B. MacKennal (obverse)

Centennial design (1967)

  • Composition99.99% pure silver; selective rose gold plating
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • ArtistAlex Colville (reverse), Arnold Machin (obverse)

Maple twig design (1982)

  • Composition99.99% pure silver; selective rose gold plating
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • ArtistG.E. Kruger-Gray (reverse), Arnold Machin (obverse)

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