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1859 Wide 9/8 Canada 1-cent Very Good (VG-8)

1859 Wide 9/8 Canada 1-cent Very Good (VG-8)
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1859 Wide 9/8 Canada 1-cent Very Good (VG-8)

Wide 9/8 Variety: The first 1859 dates minted during that year were undoubtedly overdates of the 1858s, on which a special wide 9 punch was used to alter the second 8 on the 1858 reverse dies.

Obverse: Victoria
Designer and Engraver: Obv.: Leonard C. Wyon; Rev.: Provincial Leaves/Large Leaves: Leonard C. Wyon, Small Leaves: George W. DeSaulles
Composition: 0.95 copper, 0.04 tin, 0.01 zinc
Weight: 5.67 g
Diameter: 25.4 mm
Edge: Plain
Die Axis: ↑↑
Mintage: 8,150,000

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