Fine silver tribute to Canada's last penny. To mark the 10th anniversary of the last Canadian one-cent circulation coin ever minted, the Royal Canadian Mint brought back G. Kruger Gray's iconic maple leaf twig design and reproduced it on a bigger scale-and in 99.99% pure silver.
With its 65 mm diameter, this limited-edition tribute offers you an enlarged view of all those familiar details. And there's a twist: a reproduction of the last penny struck in 2012 has been incorporated into this coin's reverse, where it forms the "0" in the year "2022". The return of a Canadian classic-but in 99.99% pure silver. SPECIAL FEATURES A 10th anniversary tribute.
Enjoy this nostalgic look back at Canada's one-cent circulation coin and its iconic design, as the Royal Canadian Mint marks the 10th anniversary of the last penny struck at its Winnipeg facility! Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, this exceptionally large one-cent coin features a 65.25 mm diameter-that's three times the size of the one-cent coin in 2012! Only 1,500 coins are available worldwide. NO GST/HST (if applicable) A CLASSIC DESIGN A fixture on Canada's penny since its first appearance in 1937, G.
Kruger Gray's maple leaf twig is twice featured on this coin's reverse. A COIN RE-CREATED ON A COIN A 2012 one-cent coin-the last of Canada's pennies-forms the "0" in the year 2022. Roughly 35 billion Canadian one-cent coins were minted between 1908 (the Royal Canadian Mint's first year of operations as the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint) and 2012, when the last penny was struck at the high-tech facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. DESIGN & ARTIST The coin's reverse is an enlarged version of G. Kruger Gray's iconic maple leaf twig design, as seen on Canadian one-cent circulation coins issued from 1937 to 2012 (with the exception of 1967).
The design features two upright, five-lobed maple leaves attached to a small twig. A reproduction of the last penny struck in 2012 stands in for the number "0" in the year "2022". The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. PACKAGING Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.