Is this really what canadian coin collecting has come to? Picking out magnetic coins and non-magnetic coins? Really sad.
Why do you consider this to be sad?
I think it is fun to find out which version of the 1 Cent coin is being made for circulation.
any ideas why the ca mint keeps making CANADA PENNIES in BOTH NON-MAGNETIC & MAGNETIC?
orders the blanks in large quantities. For a couple of years now, the RCM
can decide between zinc or steel blanks, and they order the ones that are cheaper at the time of purchase.
In contrast to the US Mint, the RCM
is much more cost conscious regarding the 1 Cent coin.
The figure of the 2007 non-magnetic 1 Cent is from the RCM
's annual report. Therefore I consider it to be trustworthy.