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Inverted anchor cross. A cross with slightly widened ends, with two anchor flukes coming out of the top and curving left and right, also with slightly widened ends.

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  • 1858 Canada 5 Cents

    1858 Canada 5 Cents

    Early Canadian coin with a hole History Similar to many other nations, Canada had been inhabited by indigenous peoples for many thousands of years prior to the arrival of Europeans in the 15th century. Both the French and English established colonies. Following the Seven Years’ War of 1756-63, France ceded territories in Canada to Britain.…