1 Cent, Issued by, Province of Canada, 1859
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Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

Within a beaded circle, laureate head of the Queen, with plait of hair falling below the ear, facing left; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA; below, CANADA

Reverse Description

Within a serpentine wreath of maple and beaded circle in three lines, ONE / CENT / 1859; above, a crown

Edge Description



By the Act 16 Vict. c.158 of 1853 the denominations for the coinage of the Province of Canada was set as dollars, cents and mils. The Province of Canada was created by the joining of Upper and Lower Canada in 1840-41. It ceased to exist fith the formation of modern Canada in 1867 with it joined with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to form the Dominion of Canada.

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