1 Cent, Issued by, Province of Canada, 1859
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Within a beaded circle, laureate head of the Queen, with plait of hair falling below the ear, facing left; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA; below, CANADA
Within a serpentine wreath of maple and beaded circle in three lines, ONE / CENT / 1859; above, a crown
By the Act 16 Vict. c.158 of 1853 the denominations for the coinage of the Province of Canada was set as dollars, cents and mils. The Province of Canada was created by the joining of Upper and Lower Canada in 1840-41. It ceased to exist fith the formation of modern Canada in 1867 with it joined with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to form the Dominion of Canada.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
26 mm (Outside Diameter), 4.425 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.
[Book] Hocking, William J. 1906. Catalogue of the Coins, Tokens, Medals, Dies and Seals in the Museum of the Royal Mint., 305-7 Pages