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

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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!

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Legacy of the Penny Five-Coin Set – Mintage: 3000 (2017)
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (1)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Great quality (7)
  • Unique (7)
  • Good value (5)
  • One of A kind (4)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Gift (5)
  • Special occasion (4)
  • Holiday gift (3)
  • Wedding gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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5.0

Superbe Set

By coin men

from ontario

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Gift For Adult
  • Gift For Child
  • Holiday Gift
  • Special Occasion
  • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

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

gift

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

i would buy this product again and again

By bill

from ottawa ontario canada

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult

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

    just super perfect coin set wow plus 10

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Very attractive presentation!

    By Fleur

    from Brantford, Ontario, Canada

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

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

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

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      i very much love this set of 2017 pennies .

      By grampamarcel

      from saskatoon saskatchewan canada

      About Me i like it when you pay for what you get, Quality Driven

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Quality
      • i am very happy to have a set of these coins
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult

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

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

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        BLAST FROM THE PAST

        By Prospector Bob

        from Winnipeg, MB

        About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Collector's Dream
        • Good Value
        • Great Quality
        • One Of A Kind
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • Special Occasion

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

          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not original

          By Pandalvr

          from Penticton bc

          About Me Quality Driven

          Pros

          • Unique

          Cons

          • Not Historic Nor True To

          Best Uses

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

            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!!

             
            5.0

            Perfection

            By Ant

            from Ontario

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Value
            • Great Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                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!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Old school designs rule

                By Billy

                from Edmonton Alberta

                About Me Quality Driven

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Good Value
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Holiday Gift
                  • Special Occasion
                  • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

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

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

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Item

                  By TinkNH

                  from Nashua,NH

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Great Quality
                  • One Of A Kind

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

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

                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (23 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Beautiful workmanship but lacks authenticity

                    By Baxter

                    from Canada

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Lacks Authenticity

                      Best Uses

                      • Personal Collection

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

                      Beautiful commemorative set and I am lucky to have one due to the very low mintage. The workmanship and quality certainly meets the standards that the RCM has accustomed us to. Unfortunately, I am disappointed with the modifications made to the 1908, 1911 and 1920 reproductions as the denomination on the originals is spelled out and not numerical as displayed in this set. I am French Canadian and I fully support bilingualism and the Official Languages Act, But this does not give the mint the right to modify the past and change our history for that matter. In the name of integrity and precision, please let's stay authentic when commemorating our history. Like or don't like it is what it is and this only makes us better moving forward!

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                      • No

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                      • Q:

                        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.
                        Asked on 3/15/2017 by CLUB DON from Peterborough,On.

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          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".

                          Answered on 3/21/2017 by Erica (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        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.
                        Asked on 12/28/2016 by Sweetchickers from New Germany, Nova Scotia, B0R1E0

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          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.

                          Answered on 1/12/2017 by Erica (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        Do the coins come in plastic cases?
                        Asked on 11/18/2016 by Wayne from Edmonton alberta

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hello and thank you for your question!

                          Yes each coin in this set comes encapsulated in a plastic capsule to protect them.

                          Thank you.

                          Answered on 11/22/2016 by Erica (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        Are the coins encapsulated?
                        Asked on 11/18/2016 by Scott from ON

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hello and thank you for your question!

                          Yes each coin in this set comes encapsulated in a plastic capsule to protect them.

                          Thank you.

                          Answered on 11/22/2016 by Erica (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        Is the mintage 3000 sets or 3000 for each coin ?
                        Asked on 11/17/2016 by Mike from Brockville ON

                        2 answers

                        • A:

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

                          Answered on 12/7/2016 by MathGenius from GTA, Ont
                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hi Mike,

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

                          Answered on 11/22/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        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?
                        Asked on 11/17/2016 by ryan from SK - Saskatchewan

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          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.

                          Answered on 11/22/2016 by Erica (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        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 ??
                        Asked on 11/8/2016 by Honest from Quebec

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

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

                          Thank you
                          Erica

                          Answered on 11/10/2016 by Erica (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        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.
                        Asked on 11/2/2016 by cudasteve from Mississauga, Ontario

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          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

                          Answered on 11/3/2016 by Erica (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        I'm wondering why the coin has not been struck with "ONE" instead of "1" ??
                        Asked on 10/27/2016 by Honest from Quebec

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          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,

                          Answered on 11/1/2016 by Erica (Product Team) from Ottawa
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                      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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