Royal Canadian Mint Pays Tribute to 10th Anniversary of the Last Penny

On May 4, 2012, the last penny was struck in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ten years later, the Royal Canadian Mint is boldly commemorating that special moment in numismatic history with the 2022 5 oz. One-Cent Fine Silver Coin – 10th Anniversary of the Farewell to the Penny. This imposing coin features a modern interpretation of the penny’s familiar twin maple leaf and twig design. The re-imagining of G.E. Kruger Gray’s 1937 design is achieved by a dazzling array of geometric facets that radiate light at multiple angles from the center of a 99.99% pure silver selectively gold-plated coin.

This innovative new collectible, among several other finely crafted offerings, is available as of Tuesday, April 5.

The Mint has also taken innovation to a new level with its first-ever “Super Incuse” coins, an engraving technique that produces an incredibly detailed imprint below the surface of a coin. While normally incuse designs reach a depth of 0.3 mm, the 2022 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Super Incuse 1 oz. Silver Maple Leaf and the 2022 $200 Pure Gold Coin – Super Incuse 2 oz. Gold Maple Leaf are five times deeper, creating unforgettable tributes to the Mint’s celebrated Maple Leaf family of pure gold and silver bullion coins.

Other new products include:

  • The 2022 $20 Fine Silver Coin and $250 Pure Gold Coin – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Diadem, both designed by Jori van der Linde;
  • The 2022 $5 1 oz. 99.99% Pure Silver Coin and $5 1/10th 99.99% Pure Gold Coin – The Majestic Polar Bear, the latest issues from the Premium Bullion in Special Packaging product category, also available as First Strikes, exclusively struck on the first day of production;
  • The 2022 $30 Fine Silver Coin – Multifaceted Animal Family – Bald Eagles, designed by Stephen Hepburn;
  • The 2022 $300 Pure Platinum Coin – Maple Leaf Forever; and
  • The 2022 50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll.

Mintages, pricing, and full background information on each product can be found on the “Shop” tab of www.mint.ca.

These products can be ordered by contacting the Mint at 1-800-267‑1871 in Canada, 1-800-268‑6468 in the US, or at www.mint.ca.

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About the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. The Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high-quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.
 

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