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Handmade Canadian Large Cent Copper Coin Ring

Handmade Canadian Large Cent Copper Coin Ring

SKU: HCLCCR-777555323-29
$30.00Price

These Handmade Coin Rings are made from a Canadian Large Center Copper Penny, (1858-1920).  They have been antiqued to show off the detail in the coin.  

 

This item is custom-made.  It is made when the order is placed.  Please allow 10 to 15 days before this item will be available for local delivery, or shipping.  Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about your order.  

 

History of the Canadian Large Cent (1858-1920)

 

The first Canadian cent was minted in 1858. These cents were originally issued to bring order to the Canadian monetary system, which, until 1858, relied on British coinage, bank, and commercial tokens.  

 

The coin's specifications were chosen with the intention of the coins also being useful as measuring tools.   However, their light weight compared to the bank and merchant halfpenny tokens readily available at the time was a serious hindrance to their acceptance by the public. Some of the coins were even sold at a 20% discount and were inherited by the Dominion government in 1867.

 

The large cents of 1858–1920 were significantly larger than modern one-cent coins and even slightly larger than the modern 25-cent piece. After Confederation, these large cent coins were struck on the planchet of the British halfpenny and were roughly the same value. Pennies were issued sporadically in the third quarter of the 19th century. They were used in the provinces of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia upon Confederation in 1867. New Brunswick and Nova Scotia had issued their coinage before that date, with British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland continuing to issue "pennies" until they joined the Confederation. The coin was reduced to its modern size in 1920, bringing it closer to the size of the American penny.

  • LOCAL DELIVERY

    We can deliver this ring to you if you live in the Tooele, Utah area, or surrounding areas.  Please get in touch with us for more information,  or choose local delivery at the checkout. 

  • SHIPPING INFO

    All items will be shipped USPS First Class Mail.  

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