2012 Canada Farewell to the Penny 5 coin Fine Silver Set. The year 2012 marks the end of production of Canada’s 1-cent piece. To celebrate the penny’s long history, the Royal Canadian Mint is offering a series of commemorative pennies rendered in exquisite alloy and finishes. Each of the five coins in this exceptional commemorative set of five Canadian 1-cent coins is certified to be 99.99% pure silver. This unique set celebrates the evolution of Canada’s penny from its first striking at the Royal Mint in Ottawa (later the Royal Canadian Mint) in 1908 to the 1-cent coin’s final striking at the Royal Canadian Mint’s Winnipeg branch in 2012. The reverse features the maple wreath design that had been present on Canadian 1-cent coins since the Victorian era, framing a central field featuring the words’ONE CENT’ and the year of production. The obverse features the effigy of King Edward VII. At the same time, a new reverse design featuring the word’CANADA’ was introduced. The obverse continued to feature the effigy of King George V, though complications in 1936 caused by the abdication of King George V’s successor, Edward VIII, led the Mint to modify the 1936 dies in order to produce never-circulated George V’dot cents’ in the event of a delay in production of 1937 coinage. 1967: To celebrate Canada’s centennial, Canadian artist Alex Colville created a special commemorative reverse design for the penny featuring a rock dove in flight. This shape was maintained until 1997, when the penny became round again until its final striking in 2012. The obverse has featured four different effigies of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II since 1953. The effigy introduced in 1990, which appears on the coin in this set, was the first to be created by a Canadian: Dora de Pedery-Hunt. Reverse: Small leaves design. Obverse: Effigy of King Edward VII. Composition: Pure Silver 99.99% Ag. Weight (g): 2.94. Diameter (mm): 19.1. Obverse: Effigy of King George V. Reverse: Two maple leaves design. Obverse: Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Reverse: Maple twig design. Coins are encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded wooden case lined with flock and protected by a custom beauty box. Expedited Parcel w/ Tracking. Expedited Parcel w/ Tracking & Signature. Xpresspost w/ Tracking & Signature. Citadel Coins Halifax, Nova Scotia Official Royal Canadian Mint Distributor. The item “2012 Canada Farewell to the Penny 5 coin Fine Silver Set” is in sale since Tuesday, July 10, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “citcns” and is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States, France, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated