Coin Type Specifications
Region: Canada
Denomination: C20C
Diameter: 23.3 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Silver [92.5%] 4.2994 (g)
Copper [7.5%] 0.3486 (g)
Total Mass: 4.648 (g)

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1858 - Victoria - Canadian Twenty Cent
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1858 - Victoria - Canadian Twenty Cent Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 1 Coins
Silver : 4.2994 Grams
Copper : 0.3486 Grams
Total Mass : 4.648 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Silver $447.169 $30.670 $0.986 4.2994 g $4.240
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 0.3486 g $0.002
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $4.242
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 1 Coins: $4.242
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-17-2024
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Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1858
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C20C
Obverse Design: Young bust image of Queen Victoria facing left, surrounded with the inscription 'VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA' 'CANADA'
Obverse Designer: Leonard C. Wyon
Reverse Design: Denomination and date within wreath, crown above Lettering: 20 CENTS 1858
Reverse Designer: Leonard C. Wyon
1858 - Victoria - Canadian Twenty Cent

The Canadian Twenty Cent Coin was only produced for one year, 1858. It was first issued on December 12th 1858. Due to its very unpopularity, the Canadian Government replaced the twenty cent coin with the more popular twenty-five cent coin. During the switch over many of the twenty cent coins were melted and re-coined to make twenty-five cent coins.

Coin - 20 Cents, Canada, 1858

Statement Of Significance:
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.

DateEra: 1858 AD
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.641 g (Weight)
Denomination: 20 Cents
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1858
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain


The Fate of the 20 Cent Silver Pieces

Total Mintage: 730,392
- The Canadian government melted and re-coined 722,925 coins.
- The Montreal Street Railway Company contributed 125 additional coins.
Surviving Mintage: 7,342

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Canada: 1858 Victoria Twenty Cents

Quick Coinage Facts
Years Minted: 1858
Composition: 92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper (0.1382 ounces of silver)
Diameter Type: 23.10 mm
Weight: 4.6480 grams
Total Mintage: 750,000
Obverse Design: Bust Design
Reverse Design: Wreath


20 Cents - Victoria

KM# 4
Country Canada
Year 1858
Value 20 Cents (0.2 CAD)
Metal Silver (.9250)
Weight 4.648 g
Diameter 23.3 mm
Engraver Leonard Charles Wyon
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
Edge Reeded

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