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Legacy of the Penny Five-Coin Set – Mintage: 3,000 (2017)

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Legacy of the Penny Five-Coin Set – Mintage: 3,000 (2017)

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$709.95 CAD
Mintage: 3,000
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UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY! Own all of the designs of the penny in one set! Order today!

Using multiple sized and shaped blanks, the Mint has carefully replicated the designs of Canada's 1 cent from its first domestic striking in 1908. The set includes two 2-ounce coins and three 1-ounce coins, one of which has 12 sides to mimic the penny's shape from 1982 to 1997—all beautifully enhanced with selective pink gold plating to mimic the penny's copper colour.

A stunning coin set you will admire for years! Hurry and order today!

Special features:
  • UNIQUE SET INCLUDES TWO COIN SIZES: TWO 2-OUNCE COINS AND THREE 1-OUNCE COINS! The two coin sizes in this set reflect a historical change in the dimension of the penny. From the penny's first issue in 1908 to the year 1920,  the diameter of the Canadian 1-cent piece was 25.4 millimeters. Beginning later in 1920, the penny's diameter was reduced to 19.05 millimetres. Though both sizes in this set are significantly larger than the originals, the diameter of the set's two 2-ounce coins has been enlarged to reflect the pre-1920 large penny, while the three 1-ounce coins reflect the smaller penny that was produced after 1920.
  • FEATURES ALL DESIGNS SINCE 1908! Celebrate the penny's history with a commemorative set that features all of its major reverse designs since 1908.
  • SELECTIVE ROSE GOLD PLATING! Recalls the penny's warm copper patina.
  • INCLUDES A RARELY USED COIN BLANK! Your coin set includes a 12-sided 1-ounce coin, a rarely used shape on this blank, to replicate the design of the 1982 penny.
  • BEAUTIFUL WOOD DISPLAY CASE! Your coin set comes packaged in beautiful wood collector's case with black beauty box.
  • ORIGINAL EFFIGIES! The obverse of each coin will have their original effigies.
  • INCREDIBLY LOW MINTAGE: Only 3,000 coins will be made available worldwide.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER COINS! Your coin set is GST/HST exempt!

Design:

This set of 99.99% pure silver coins selectively plated in pink gold features two 2-ounce coins and three 1-ounce coins. The two 2-ounce coins have a diameter of 54 millimetres. The three 1-ounce coins have a diameter of 38 millimetres. The face value for all five coins is 1 cent. The 2-ounce coins feature the original reverse design from Canada's 1908 1-cent piece: a vine-like wreath of 16 maple leaves framing a centre field engraved with the face value. The wreath is framed on both sides with raised dots. The 1-ounce coins feature the original reverse designs from 1920 and 1967, and the 12-sided design from 1982. The 1920 replica features two maple leaves on either side of the reverse field, flanking the face value. The 1967 coin features Alex Colville's iconic rock dove. The 1982 replica features G.E. Kruger-Gray's maple leaf twig, originally introduced in 1937. Its 12-sided design recalls the shape of the penny from 1982 to 1997. The obverse of each coin will have their original effigies.

Did you know…
  • On January 2, 1908, Canada's first domestically produced coin was struck: a beautifully designed 1-cent piece featuring a polished centre wreathed by a vine of 16 maple leaves. This motif was bordered on each side by a frame of raised dots. The penny's design remained this way until 1920, when the Mint updated the denomination's reverse and reduced its diameter. The new design, created by Fred Lewis, is composed of two maple leaves flanking the denomination. The obverse featured the effigy of King George V.
  • The 1930s were a time of growing nationalism in Canada. In the decade leading up to the Second World War, many of Canada's major federal and cultural institutions were founded, including the Bank of Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Radio-Canada. In 1937, the Royal Canadian Mint took on the task of modernizing Canadian coinage. That year marked the introduction of artist G.E. Kruger-Gray's iconic maple leaf twig design, which remained the penny's reverse image every year except Canada's centennial year, 1967, until the denomination's cancellation in 2012. Though the penny is no longer in production, and appears less frequently in our pocket change, it continues to hold a special place in the story of Canadian coinage.
  • To celebrate Canada's centennial in 1967, famed Canadian artist Alex Colville created a special commemorative set of designs for each circulation coin denomination. His design for the 1-cent piece—an image of a rock dove in flight—is still found in circulation today.
  • In 1982, the penny's shape was amended from perfectly round to 12-sided to make it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between denominations. The shape remained 12-sided until 1997.

Packaging:

Your coin set comes packaged in beautiful wood collector's case with black beauty box.

Order your coin today!

Reviews

WOW!!

5

This set is absolutely beautiful. The coins are so much bigger than I thought they were. The details are so nice. I'm so happy I bought this set!!

CPIM

Winnipeg, MB

Yes

Superbe Set

5

gift

coin men

ontario

Yes

i would buy this product again and again

5

just super perfect coin set wow plus 10

bill

ottawa ontario canada

Yes

Very attractive presentation!

5

The Royal Canadian Mint produces quality products and I'm inspired to add to my collection.

Fleur

Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Yes

i very much love this set of 2017 pennies .

5

this coin set will be chirished by one of my grandkids i hope.

grampamarcel

saskatoon saskatchewan canada

Yes

BLAST FROM THE PAST

5

The RCM's historical mintage of our penny is brought to life from the design with King Edward VII > King George V > Queen Elizabeth II. The selective pink gold plating sets makes each coin "pop". Seeing is believing!! Although somewhat pricey...it is sure to be a collectors prize as there are only 3,000 sets minted. Bravo to all the RCM staff who dreamed up, designed and made this unique set a reality.

Prospector Bob

Winnipeg, MB

Yes

Not original

1

I again feel like I've been ripped off. The designs are not true to the originals in the series. Could it have been too much to ask to have the reverses on said coins adopt the same "spelled" out versions of the denoms.?? The RCM has again cut corners and placed 1s where "one" should be..totally ruining the legacies..are you just lazy..common guys!! This ruins the nostalgia of the coins...shame!!

Pandalvr

Penticton bc

No

Perfection

5

I feel very fortunate to have snagged this set, the quality is as good as it gets and the designs are timeless. I really can't say enough good!!

Ant

Ontario

Yes

Old school designs rule

5

We want more old school designs please.Old school designs rule.

Billy

Edmonton Alberta

Yes

Great Item

5

This is a great set if it was not sold out .This is a wonderful item with a traditional design. I feel the RCM should make more items with the old traditional designs like this set. The real disappointment is that the item sold out before I was notified about this. I would like to see silver and gold coins with the old Canadian designs from the past.

TinkNH

Nashua,NH

Yes

Legacy of the Penny Five-Coin Set – Mintage: 3000 (2017)

4.6 12

91.7

please tell me why the reverse of the King George V penny is not the original ...it has 1 cent instead of "one cent" You say the designs are original on the reverse (not true) ! This is the "LEGACY" of the penny.

CLUB DON

Hello and thank you for your question. With the introduction of the Official Languages Act in 1969, federal legislation requires that Canadian coins contain bilingual text. Given the very limited space on a 1-cent coin, and while retaining the original design as much as possible, we therefore changed the "ONE" that appeared on the original coin to "1".

Erica (Product Team)

Do any of the set or all of them have any face value at all ? And I don't mean 1.cent. Surely you did not make its face value 1 cent.

Sweetchickers

Hello and thank you for your question. This set carefully reproduces the previously issued 1 cent Canadian circulation coins. Similar to the Legacy of the Canadian Nickel set released in 2015, this set has kept the original denomination of 1-cent on each coin.

Erica (Product Team)

Do the coins come in plastic cases?

Wayne

Hello and thank you for your question! Yes each coin in this set comes encapsulated in a plastic capsule to protect them. Thank you.

Erica (Product Team)

Are the coins encapsulated?

Scott

Hello and thank you for your question! Yes each coin in this set comes encapsulated in a plastic capsule to protect them. Thank you.

Erica (Product Team)

This set would be more attractive if they were the same size as the original. Are you ever going to make sets to original size?

ryan

Hello and thank you for your question! Our current set uses existing sizes to mimic the old coins. But your feedback has been noted for future sets. Thank you.

Erica (Product Team)

Is the mintage 3000 sets or 3000 for each coin ?

Mike

Hi Mike, There are 3,000 of each coin made which make up the 3,000 sets.

Chad

3000 coins times five coins per set, mintage is closer to 15000.

MathGenius

The 3 one troy ounce coins and the 2 two troy ounce coins are slightly more in weight, is that the rose gold that gives it that slight bit of extra weight, being that 1 troy ounce equals 31.1035 grams ??

Honest

Hello, The weight indicated on the web page and in the certificate is based on the nominal weight of the coin. Thank you Erica

Erica (Product Team)

Hello; I wish you would reconsider the proposed changes to the large cent colouring. You had it right the first time!! The lettering had "pop" to it. Now with the changes it will just blend into the rose coloured background. I will still be purchasing the set but I am disappointed and won't be as excited about it. I can probably say that I am not the only one that feels this way. Thanks. Steve M.

cudasteve

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are very confident that the rose (or pink) gold plating on the design will compliment the design well and tie it back to the original fully copper penny. Thank you

Erica (Product Team)

I'm wondering why the coin has not been struck with "ONE" instead of "1" ??

Honest

Hello and thank you for your question. With the introduction of the Official Languages Act in 1969, federal legislation requires that Canadian coins contain bilingual text. Given the very limited space on a 1-cent coin, and while retaining the original design as much as possible, we therefore changed the "ONE" that appeared on the original coin in 1908 to "1". Best regards,

Erica (Product Team)

Specifications

  • No.158117

Small leaves design (1908)

  • Composition 99.99% pure silver; selective rose gold plating
  • Finish proof
  • Weight (g) 62.67
  • Diameter (mm) 54
  • Edgeserrated
  • ArtistGeorge W. DeSaulles (reverse and obverse)

Small leaves design (1911)

  • Composition 99.99% pure silver; selective rose gold plating
  • Finish proof
  • Weight (g) 62.67
  • Diameter (mm) 54
  • Edgeserrated
  • ArtistW.H.J. Blakemore (reverse), Sir E.B. MacKennal (obverse)

Two maple leaves design (1920)

  • Composition 99.99% pure silver; selective rose gold plating
  • Finish proof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • ArtistFred Lewis (reverse), Sir E.B. MacKennal (obverse)

Centennial design (1967)

  • Composition 99.99% pure silver; selective rose gold plating
  • Finish proof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • ArtistAlex Colville (reverse), Arnold Machin (obverse)

Maple twig design (1982)

  • Composition 99.99% pure silver; selective rose gold plating
  • Finish proof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • ArtistG.E. Kruger-Gray (reverse), Arnold Machin (obverse)

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