2012 Fine Silver 5 Coin Set - Farewell to the Penny

Fine Silver 5 Coin Set - Farewell to the Penny
Fine Silver 5 Coin Set - Farewell to the Penny Packaging
Fine Silver 5 Coin Set - Farewell to the Penny: First Penny Reverse
Fine Silver 5 Coin Set - Farewell to the Penny: First Penny Obverse
Fine Silver 5 Coin Set - Farewell to the Penny: Godless Penny Reverse
Fine Silver 5 Coin Set - Farewell to the Penny: Godless Penny Obverse
Fine Silver 5 Coin Set - Farewell to the Penny: Two Leaves Penny Reverse
Fine Silver 5 Coin Set - Farewell to the Penny: Two Leaves Penny Obverse
Fine Silver 5 Coin Set - Farewell to the Penny: Rock Dove Penny Reverse
Fine Silver 5 Coin Set - Farewell to the Penny: Rock Dove Penny Obverse
Fine Silver 5 Coin Set - Farewell to the Penny: Maple Twig Penny Reverse
Fine Silver 5 Coin Set - Farewell to the Penny: Maple Twig Penny Obverse

2012 Fine Silver 5 Coin Set - Farewell to the Penny

Regular price $550.00
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Celebrate the history of the penny with this five coin fine silver collectable set that features original penny designs. On January 2, 1908, Countess Alice Grey, wife of Canada’s ninth Governor-General, Albert Henry George Grey, struck Canada’s first domestically produced coin: a 1-cent piece. In 1911, the ascension of George V to England’s throne necessitated a change in the sovereign effigy on the obverse of Canadian coinage. In 1920, The Royal Mint introduced a new design for the penny, created by Fred Lewis, featuring two maple leaves flanking the words “ONE CENT” beneath the word “CANADA” on the coin’s reverse side. Seeking to modernize the appearance of Canadian coinage, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced G.E. Kruger-Gray’s iconic maple leaf twig design, which remained the penny’s reverse image every year (except 1967) until 2012. To celebrate Canada’s centennial, famed Canadian artist Alex Colville created a special commemorative set of coin designs for 1967. In an effort to make it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between coin denominations, the shape of the maple leaf twig penny was altered from perfectly round to 12-sided. The round design was reintroduced in 1997 and the penny remained round until its last year of production.

All collectable coins have been previously owned. Conditions will vary.

Metal Type: Silver

Purity: 99.99

Mint: RCM

Year: 2012

Mintage: 5,000

Diameter: 19.1 mm/coin

Weight: 2.94g/coin

Packaging: RCM branded wooden case with graphic box and certificate

Artists: George W. DeSaulles (First Penny), W.H.J. Blakemore (Godless), Fred Lewis (Two Leaves), Alex Colville (Rock Dove), G.E Krugger-Gray (Maple Twig) (reverse), George W. DeSaulles (First Penny), Sir E.B. MacKennal (Godless, Two Leaves), Arnold Manchin (Rock Dove), Susanna Blunt (Maple Twig) (obverse)

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