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What were the first Canadian coins ever minted?
The Currency Act of 1841 allows
British sovereigns and American 50 cent, $1, and $10 coins legal tender in the
Province of Canada starting in 1842, but it would be another 16 years before Canada had it's own
On December 12,
1858, at the Royal Mint in London, England, the first coins were struck for the
Province of Canada. The denominations were 1¢, 5¢, 10¢ and 20¢.
Province of Canada 1858 20¢ Coin
In 1870, three years after Canada became a country, the first coins were
issued for the Dominion of Canada, again minted in England.
The denominations were 5¢, 10¢, 25¢ and 50¢.
Dominion of Canada 1870 50¢ Coin
In May 1901 the Ottawa Mint Act received royal approval, allowing Canada to
mint its own coinage, but it would take seven more years before the first
Canadian coins are minted in Canada. In January 1908 The Ottawa branch of the
British Royal Mint is opened and Governor General Earl Grey strikes the first
Canadian minted coins, they are
1908 Canadian 50¢ Piece
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