27 June 2014 - 26 June 2015

This temporary exhibition, hosted at the Canadian Museum of History, walked visitors through more than 150 years of the Canadian 1-cent piece. Featuring 12 significant coins, the exhibition evoked Canadian and world history even as it profiled our humble pennies. The coins were backed up with entertaining graphics in a fun catalogue format demonstrating the enormous change in the buying power of the cent over the past 100 years. Museum visitors were invited to come and see both the first and the last pennies struck at the Royal Canadian Mint—and to come and see what they could buy.