2012 FAREWELL TO THE PENNY SET. 5 FINE SILVER COINS CELEBRATING EVERY CANADIAN PENNY DESIGN. SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 1911 THROUGH ITS FINAL YEAR IN 2012.COMPLETE WITH ALL RCM PACKAGING, INCLUDING WOODEN DISPLAY BOX & INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COA. On January 2, 1908, Countess Alice Grey, wife of Canadas ninth Governor-General, Albert Henry George Grey, struck Canadas first domestically produced coin: a 1-cent piece. In 1911, the ascension of George V to Englands throne necessitated a change in the sovereign effigy on the obverse of Canadian coinage. In 1920, The Royal Mint introduced a new design for the penny, created by Fred Lewis, featuring two maple leaves flanking the words ONE CENT beneath the word CANADA on the coins reverse side. Seeking to modernize the appearance of Canadian coinage, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced G. Kruger-Grays iconic maple leaf twig design, which remained the pennys reverse image every year (except 1967) until 2012. To celebrate Canadas centennial, famed Canadian artist Alex Colville created a special commemorative set of coin designs for 1967. In an effort to make it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between coin denominations, the shape of the maple leaf twig penny was altered from perfectly round to 12-sided. The round design was reintroduced in 1997 and the penny remained round until its last year of production. The item "2012 Farewell to the Penny Silver Proof Coin Set 5 commemorative coins Canada" is in sale since Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "rolling-river" and is located in USA. This item can be shipped to United States.