A VERY BEAUTIFUL RARE STUNNING DETAILED 1859 ANACS DPN9 #2 GRADED XF45 LARGE CENTS SCARCE CANADIAN VARIETY CENT ! GREAT DETAILS ON VICTORIA ! QUITE DISTINCT WITH ITS BEAUTIFUL BOLD DETAIL! A GREAT OLD EARLY COIN !
Nice 1891 Canada large cent. It was graded at NGC as XF-45 Large Leaves Small Date. Its not on the label but I believe it is a obverse #3. The slab has wear. Would make a nice addition to your collection.
$The Assumption... Many collectors, if they stop to think about it, probably assume the Royal Mint and their surrogate, Heaton, produced only one variety of 1876 cent in specimen quality. It may surprise many people to learn they actually minted at least six types. Four of these have been known to numismatists for years. A fifth was known, but not correctly differentiated from the other four, and there is a sixth instance which will be introduced here. What Happened? After the very large issue of cents in 1859 approximately 9,579,000, the Canadian governments (the Province of Canada until Confederation in 1867 and the Dominion of Canada after) had no need to order more bronze cents for many years to come. In 1876, it was decided more cents were needed.
Half a million coins were minted in 1858 with ten million more minted in 1859. This vast quantity of coins kept circulation so high that a new minting wasn't required until 1876 - almost 20 years later!