National Currency Collection
Canada, 1 cent : 1908
The first Canadian penny made in Canada
In January of 1908, Countess Grey, wife of the Governor General, inaugurated the new Canadian branch plant of the Royal Mint by ceremonially striking a one-cent piece- the first produced in Canada. Prior to that, all Dominion of Canada coinage had been minted in the U.K. This coin was gold plated as a souvenir.