Product Overview
Own a piece of Canadian history with this original mint sealed box containing 2,500 brilliant uncirculated examples of Canada's last one-cent coins dated 2012, together with an eight-piece cent collection spanning over 100 years and providing a retrospective of Canada's one-cent denomination. This box is the magnetic copper-plated-steel variety. A non-magnetic copper-plated-zinc variety original mint box is also available under item #713173.

The demise of the penny was part of a budget announcement on March 29, 2012, providing just five weeks' notice to Canadians and to the Royal Canadian Mint. Because of the short notice, a large portion of the 2012 cent coins remained unissued, and many were recycled by the mint for their metal value after the cent was officially discontinued. This adds substantially to the scarcity and desirability of Canada's final cent coin issue.  

Two Types of Coins Issued
To make this issue even more interesting, two distinctly different types of coins were produced during the short production run. The first coins were produced using magnetic copper-plated-steel blanks, while coins produced after this first run were struck using non-magnetic copper-plated-zinc blanks.

Superb Quality Coins
While all the 2,500 coins are in brilliant uncirculated condition, advanced collectors will recognize that the highest condition premium uncirculated examples are often found in this type of original box. Most of the coins in the rolls will grade as choice to near-perfect gem uncirculated (MS-63 to MS-67). This original sealed box will contain 50 standard clear shrink wrap rolls (without a special wrap). Each roll contains 50 coins.  

Historic Cent Collection Bonus
Discover the history and evolution of Canada's cent coin with an eight-piece retrospective collection included with the 2012 mint box. Coins include:  

• George V large cent, 1911–1920
• George V Small Cent, 1920–1936
• George VI, 1937–1952
• Young Elizabeth, 1953–1964
• Tiara Portrait Elizabeth, 1965–1989
• 1967 Centennial
• Diademed Portrait, 1990–2003
• Uncrowned Portrait, 2003–2011 
• 2012 Last Cents Mint Box Copper Plated Steel plus Bonus

Warranty Information:
This product comes with a 30-day warranty through TSC.
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