Mintage for 1859: 9,579,000.
Coins from 1858-1859 (Province of Canada) weigh 4.54 grams with a diameter of 25.4 mm. They have a composition of .950 copper, .040 tin, .010 zinc.
With the large production of coins in 1859, this denomination was not issued between 1860-1875. It took until almost ten years after Confederation to use up the stock. The first year issued as Dominion cents was in 1876.