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1884 Obverse 1 Cents
The Royal Mint used one known obverse 1 die to mint cents dated 1884. Apparently this single die did not survive long in service, as 1884 obverse 1 cents are quite scarce. It is a key coin for anyone striving to collect all the Victorian obverse date and effigy combinations.
These cents show the same elements as all obverse 1 cents. The effigy displays a smooth curved chin. The top jewel in the crown meets the beaded circle, but does not overlap the bead. The bottom left trucation of the effigy touches the beaded circle directly above the center of the "C" in CANADA.
On the die that minted 1884 obverse 1 cents, the engravers re-punched the "N" in REGINA. The distinctive, large re-punched foot of this letter provides a good way to identify these scarce coins.