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28 Dec 2020

Canadian coins

| World coin collector

I learned about Canadian coins this week. first, I learned that Canadian pennies from 2003, 2006, and 2008. I also found out that the Modern pennies have no p for plating or no emblem or nothing below Queen Elizabeth. Canadian pennies from 1979 or earlier have more copper than coins from 1980 to 1996. The pennies also had 12 sides from 1982 to 1992. The Canadian bird cents are also desirable for the centennial on July 1st, 1867. They also minted 1992 coins to honor the 150 years of freedom. For silver dollars the ASW is .600, however silver half dollars have a .300 ASW, and the quarter dollars have .150 ASW. The first coin minted by Canada is the 1858 dime which is early because Canada became their own country in 1867. The first note was print also in 1858, one-dollar denomination. Nickels made of nickel starting 1942 had 12 sides to tell them apart from Tombac coins that were bronze-colored coins from bronze cents. Unlike American nickels Canadian nickels were made of sterling silver until 1921, but like American nickels the sterling silver nickels were smaller than the Nickel nickels. Dimes have key dates from 1933 to 1935 and 1948 those coins were low mintages for the time period. Unlike other denominations the 1936 dot below date is very rare. The reason there is a dot on very few 1936 Canadian pennies is because the mint director John H minted 1936 pennies in 1937 on accident so they put a dot beneath the date. I am not sure if they only minted that many, or some were melted down. Those 1936 dot pennies were actually minted in 1937. Those Canadian coins are the rarest in history. The 1936 quarter dollars and half dollars have a dot on the reverse. The pennies 1936 dot pennies are even rarer than the 2006 magnetic pennies. The silver dollars started mintage in 1936. Canada has a interesting numismatic history even though it is shorter. Like American pennies Canada minted large cents until 1920. Even though Canada stopped minting pennies in 2012 they are still legal tender in Canada, so you can still spend pennies in Canada. Canada has minted one and two-dollar coins to save money on the time lasting in circulation. Canada minted 80% silver coins from 1966 and earlier, than in 1967 they were changed to 50% silver, than in 1968 they made 50% mid-year than they minted nickel. 1944 Tombac nickels are rare, only 8 thousand were minted because that was the year Canada changed the nickel to Chrome-plated steel.



Level 4

Still find Canadian coins in circulation. Some cool designs.


Level 5

I have a 1936 Canadian cent. I'll have to check for that dot some time. Thanks for letting me know!

Sad to see that all obsolete coinage and bills from canada will no longer be recognized as legal tender anymore.


Level 6

Good job! Canadian coins are wonderful to collect!


Level 6

Nicely done. You certainly learned a lot forone week.Keep it up. Thanks.


Level 5

Like many of you I have a nice hodge podge collection of Canadian coinage, no set type, or goal, I just pick em up when I find a nice one. Well done, keep it up!


Level 7

Thanks I collected Canidian cents for a while


Level 5

Collecting Canadian can be rewarding.


Level 5

1936 dot penny is a interesting story. Growing up near the border with Canada I saw quite a bit of Canadian coins. When going to Canada, U.S. money was accepted at the current exchange rate. I have a few sets of canada cents starting with 1920. Have always like Canadian coins. Thank you for a blog on Canada coins !

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I enjoy Canadian coins, thanks


Level 5

I have three bird-cents! Thanks for the blog!


Level 7

Well done. I love cents from Canada all over. You did a great job explaining them to me. Great reserch. I learned something today!! Thanks allot for that.!


Level 5

Thnak you! All of this was new to me. Well written blog! I look forward to the next one! Cheers, NM

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