Canada Large Cents Victoria Edward VII George V Canadian Copper Coins

Queen Victoria

The Victoria Large One Cent were minted from 1858-1901 and are valuable in mint state grades. An example, even the one of the most common dates, 1901, can sell for upwards of $140 in MS63.

The obverse reads: VICTORIS DEI GRATIA REGINA• CANADA – Reverse reads: ONE CENT with date underneath

Also there’s a few varieties that are extremely valuable in all grades, and they compromise the bulk of the key dates for the Victoria Bust design.

Here’s the Victoria varities/keys: 1858, 1858 (*Coinage Turn), 1859 Brass, 1859 Double Punched 9 No.1, 1859 Double Punched 9 No.2, 1859/8 Wide 9, 1859 Wide 9 (Coinage Turn), 1884 Obv. No.1, 1886 Obv. No.1, 1891 Small and Large Date, Small and Large Leaves, plus Obv. numbers 2 and 3. The 1894 is also a minor key.

King Edward VII

The Edward VII design was used from 1902-1910 and the obverse reads: EDWARDVS VII DEI GRATIA REX IMPERATOR • CANADA – Reverse reads: ONE CENT and date underneath.

Only one key date for this design, the 1907-H. The H mint mark is the Birmingham (Heaton) Mint. It’s also the last year for this mint mark.

Edward VII examples can also bring a decent premium in choice red grades. In example: Even the most common date of this series, the 1901, is valued at $85 in MS63 Red. So always look for uncirculated and red examples for and date, as with any Large Cents from Canada.—————————————————————————————————————————–

King George V

George V Large Cents feature George V facing left instead of right and was minted from 1911-1920. 1920 saw the end of the Canadian Large Cents.

The obverse reads: GEORGIVS DEI GRA : REX ET IND : IMP, and reverse reads ONE CENT, CANADA with date underneath.

The George VI design was a bit of a departure from the Victoria and Edward designs, but remained basically the same. All dates in this series are common and not worth much until they reach the choice and uncirculated red grades.

*Coinage Turn is the alignment of the reverse design with the obverse. Most coins are created, so that when flipped, both sides appears upright.

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