Cent: coin of Canada; 1/100 dollar


1 cent, 1908: Canada

1 cent, 1908: Canada

Ruler: Edward VII — King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 1901 until 1910.

ONE CENT, 1908.

Plant ornament (maple leaves woven into the vine).

The maple leaf is one of the official emblems of Canada along with the Canadian beaver.

EDWARDVS VII DEI GRATIA REX IMPERATOR: Edward VII by the grace of God King and Emperor.


Portrait of the crowned King Edward VII.

Below the portrait are the engraver's initials in micro font: DeS.

The design of the coin — by George William de Saulles (British medalist; he designed the obverse of coins of the United Kingdom and its colonies under Queen Victoria and King Edward VII).

Edward VII was called the "Uncle of Europe" (he was the uncle of Nicholas II and Wilhelm II — the Russian and German emperors).

Royal Canadian Mint (Ottawa, Canada).

Mintage: 2.401.506.

  • Bronze: 25 mm - 5.6 g
  • Reference price: 3.3$

COIN CENT — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. CANADA (from 19th century): cent = 1/100 dollar
  • More than 50 other issuers at different times: USA, Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Netherlands, Malta, Hong Kong...

CENT as coin name.
Cent is perhaps the most widespread exchangeable coin (bargaining chip) of all times and nations: both in terms of total circulation and the number of countries and territories where it was in circulation. In the vast majority of cases, it is 1/100th of the corresponding dollar.
The first cent coin in history was minted not so long ago by historical standards — in 1787 in the USA.
Cent as a coin name quickly spread to all permanently inhabited parts of the world: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and Oceania. More than 50 issuers are known.
The name of the cent coin comes from the Latin word "centum" — "hundred". That is, the term indicates that the main monetary unit of the country consists of 100 cents.
The related names of coins have a similar meaning — centavo, centime, cèntim, céntimo, cêntimo, centesimo, sent, sente, senti...