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small cent [1 record]

Record 1 1997-01-31

English

Subject field(s)
  • Coins and Bank Notes
  • Numismatics
  • Coining
DEF

The one-cent piece of reduced size, first adopted in Canada in 1920; a term that has meaning only in relation to its predecessor, the large cent.

OBS

The large cent measured 25.4 millimeters and weighted 5.67 grams, the small cent, 19.05 millimeters and 3.24 grams.

OBS

See related term: large cent.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Pièces de monnaie et billets de banque
  • Numismatique
  • Monnayage
OBS

De 1876 à 1920, le Canada a eu de «gros sous» comme pièce de un cent; en 1920, on commença à frapper des «petits sous», pièces au diamètre du cent actuel.

OBS

«De un cent» insiste sur la valeur numérique de la pièce de monnaie.

Spanish

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