|My favourite design of the penny|
The penny has been a coin that almost no one spends any longer, all we do is collect them and keep them. Only yesterday I was in the Real Canadian Warehouse Store in Esquimalt and one of the cashiers was complaining that several people were spending their pennies. She was complaining about the time it was taking for the people to count out 20 or 30 pennies. People long ago quit wanting to have the penny, the action by the government is just catching up with reality.
|Canadian penny from 1920 to 1936|
The current coin has been the same size since 1920 and had the maple leaf design since 1937. In my change over the years I have recieced pennies as far back as 1937, but none from before then.
|Canadian penny from 1937 to 1952|
|Penny from 1953 to 1964|
|Penny from 1965 to 1989|
|Penny from 1990 to 2003|
|Penny from 2003 to 2012|
From in the ten years from 2001 to 2010 the mint made 7,954,316,000 - about 240 per Canadian.