Coin Type Specifications
Region: Canada
Denomination: C1C
Diameter: 1.45 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Copper [98%] 2.45 (g)
Tin [0.5%] 0.0125 (g)
Zinc [1.5%] 0.0375 (g)
Total Mass: 2.5 (g)

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1990-1996 - Elizabeth II - Canadian One Cent
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1990-1996 - Elizabeth II - Canadian One Cent Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 1 Coins
Copper : 2.45 Grams
Tin : 0.0125 Grams
Zinc : 0.0375 Grams
Total Mass : 2.5 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 2.45 g $0.011
Tin $6.619 $0.454 $0.015 0.0125 g $0.000
Zinc $1.048 $0.072 $0.002 0.0375 g $0.000
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.011
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 1 Coins: $0.011
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-17-2024
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Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1990-1996
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C1C
Obverse Design: The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 64 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA" (Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God). This is the first coin designed by a Canadian woman. Lettering: ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA
Obverse Designer: Dora de Pédery-Hunt
Reverse Design: A maple leaf twig is surrounded with the facial value and the inscription "CANADA" Lettering: 1 CENT 1991 CANADA
Reverse Designer: George Edward Kruger Gray
1990-1996 - Elizabeth II - Canadian Cent

In Canada, a penny is a coin worth one cent, or 1⁄100 of a dollar. According to the Royal Canadian Mint, the official national term of the coin is the "one-cent piece", but in practice the terms penny and cent predominate. Originally, "penny" referred to a two-cent coin. When the two-cent coin was discontinued, penny took over as the new one-cent coin's name. Penny was likely readily adopted because the previous coinage in Canada (up to 1858) was the British monetary system, where Canada used British pounds, shillings, and pence as coinage alongside U.S. decimal coins and Spanish milled dollars.

Production of the penny ceased in May 2012, and the Royal Canadian Mint ceased the distribution of them as of February 4, 2013. However, like all discontinued currency in the Canadian monetary system, the coin remains legal tender. Once distribution of the coin ceased, though, vendors no longer were expected to return pennies as change for cash purchases, and were encouraged to round purchases to the nearest nickel. Non-cash transactions are still denominated to the cent.


Specifications 1 Cent 1995
Alloy: 98% copper, 0.5% tin and 1.5% zinc
Weight: 2.5 grams
Diameter : 19.1 mm (12 sides) thickness: 1.45mm
Engraver: Obverse: Dora de Pédery-Hunt, Aago Aarand, Reverse: G.E.Kruger-Gray
Designer: Obverse: Dora de Pédery-Hunt, Aago Aarand, Reverse: G.E.Kruger-Gray
Edge: Smooth
Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Die axis: ↑↑


1 Cent - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait, 12 sided
KM# 181
Country Canada
Years 1990-1996
Value 1 Cent
0.01 CAD = 0.0093 USD
Metal Bronze (.980 Cu, .005 Sn, .015 Zn)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19.1 mm
Thickness 1.45 mm
Engravers Dora de Pédery-Hunt (obverse)
George Edward Kruger Gray (reverse)
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑


Years 1982–1996
Mass 2.5 g
Diameter/Shape 19.1 mm, 12-sided
Composition 98% copper, 1.75% tin, 0.25% zinc

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