Large Cents 1858 to 1920

The Canadian Penny traces its origins to 1858 when the Province of Canada adopted the decimal system for its currency. The first 1858 penny was struck at the Royal Mint in Great Britain, with Queen Victoria on the Obverse (heads) and a vine of Maple Leaves on the Reverse (tails). Penny production moved to the Royal Mint in Ottawa in 1908. Since 1958 there have been 5 difference designs used on the Reverse of the penny.

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