2012 ROYAL CANADIAN MINT PROOF SILVER 1 CENT NGC PF 70 UCAM! FAREWELL TO THE PENNY EXTREMELY RARE!M ade in pure silver. MINTAGE: JUST 5,000 ROYAL CANADIAN MINT. The year 2012 marks the end of production of Canadas 1-cent piece. To celebrate the pennys long history, the Royal Canadian Mint offer ed a series of commemorative pennies, each struck in pure silver with a proof finish. Together, these trace the history of the denomination. 1908-191 0 Though the reverse and obverse design of this penny predates the Royal Mints presence in Canada, when the first coin was struck on Canadian soil in 1908, it was a penny just like this one. The reverse features the maple wreath design that had been present on Canadian 1-cent coins since the Victorian era, framing a central field featuring the words ONE CENT and the year of production. The obverse features the effigy of King Edward VII.
1911-192 0 In 1911, George V became king and the obverse of the Canadian 1-Cent coin changed to feature the effigy of the new monarch. At the same time, a new reverse design featuring the word CANADA was introduced. The obverse continued to feature the effigy of King George V, though complications in 1936 caused by the abdication of King George V s successor, Edward VIII, led the Mint to modify the 1936 dies in order to produce never-circulated George V dot cents in the event of a delay in production of 1937 coinage.1967 To celebrate Canadas centennial, Canadian artist Alex Colville created a special commemorative reverse design for the penny featuring a rock dove in flight. Kruger-Gray and first used in 1937. Originally composed of copper, 2012's one cent circulation coin is made of either zinc or copper-plated steel. In 1982, the shape of the penny was modified from perfectly circular to a 12-sided design to assist the visually impaired.
This shape was maintained until 1997, when the penny became round again until its final striking in 2012. This silver cent set is in. Stunning proof condition - PF 70 UCAM by NGC.
AMERICAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION LIFE MEMBER. The item "2012 SILVER CENT CANADA NGC PF70 UCAM PROOF 5 COIN DESIGN FAREWELL PENNY SET" is in sale since Thursday, May 26, 2016. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Small Cents".The seller is "e_coins" and is located in Sayville, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.