Canada stopped making pennies in 2012, because they cost about 1.6 cents each to produce, but a rare 1936 Canadian "Dot Cent" struck 77 years ago is expected to sell for more than $250,000 as part of Heritage Auction's April 18-23 CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction.

"It's one of only three known surviving 1936-dated Canadian cents deliberately made with a small dot under the date on the back of the coin," said Cristiano Bierrenbach, Executive Vice President of Heritage Auctions.

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