Sunday, May 31, 2009

Canada 1982 Cent

Do you have a Canadian coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you

For years I've been getting Canadian coins in my change and for the most part I am happy to see them but a recent inventory has been eye opening.

Not counting recent finds and purchases I have pulled out about 525 Canadian coins (C$25.61) from my American change. Back in November of 2005 I reported about 300 Canadian finds meaning in four years I gained about 225 more.

What is a person to do?
James UK has a similar situation with 223 Euros totaling €30.70. A simple universal Coinstar machine would be helpful. I understand each coin needs its own weight, magnetic, and specific gravity sensor but at least one Super-Coinstar in the worlds major cities NY, London, Paris, et al.

How about smelting them?
I would love to have some copper bars. Pretty sure I can get the temperature needed but this just maybe a violation of the apartment's lease.

Throw them back into circulation?
Sure simple enough with all the commemorative coins floating around no one would notice. Unfortunately there is a good chance I'll be getting the back next time I get more change.

Art, brother, can you make something groovy?
I do have access to the college's manufacturing equipment but these coins are too small.

Day trip?

True, I know some friends who take summer jobs up in Canada and I can visit them and act like a big shot by paying for everything in Canadian money. At $0.90 to the U.S. Dollar it may be worth it to just step over the border and buy some groceries and come back.

Stare at this coin and if any inspiration hits you feel free to leave a comment.


Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Canada
Year: 1982
Mintage: 876,036,898
Metal: 98% Copper, 0.5% Tin, and 1.5% Zinc
Value: $0.02 in F

Side note: Any changes or weirdness to this blog is an attempt to update the style and make it better. Feel free to leave a comment if something goes wrong or any improvements my simple brain can actually make.

Do you have a Canadian cent and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you

21 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

James UK said...

Thanks for the plug. ;-)

I love the idea of a "Super-Coinstar"! Make it twice the size too, like those HUGE $100 a spin slot machines in Las Vegas.

I'm still sure I saw a multi-currency changer at the Airport once... They must be able to make the things.

But, I also would love to have my own copper bar or similar. That would be so cool to keep melting it down and adding new finds to it, to make it bigger.

(I know it doesn't exactly work like that, but...)

James UK said...

Oh, is that "favicon" new too? Very nice, the little dollar sign in the browser bar! ;-)

Man said...

A nicely worded email to Coinstar just might make this happen.

The favicon has been there for years but after updating to the "New Blogger" it stopped showing up. Not last night did I find out how to make it visible again.

If you interested relocate the image after
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James UK said...

Thanks for that. I might give that a try later.

coin update said...

On the topic of a super coin star, at some point I came across this company that does something like this.
http://www.foreigncoinandcurrency.com/
I have never used them, but found the service very interesting.

Man said...

I came across this company that does something like this.

Yep I have them bookmarked for a while but they don't take small finds like cents from foreign countries so I never used the service.

From what I heard they take a max of 60% of exchange rate value or face value which ever is lower. It doesn't seem fair unless you have bucket full of coins.

Konst said...

I have the following Canadian coins and was wondering if you could please tell me their values: all are in very good condition
Large cents
1876
1893
1912
1913
1915

10 cent
1899
1911

25 cent
1912
1943
1948
1952

5 cents
1922
1927

One cent small
1924
1932
1934
1943
1947
1950

Man said...

Canadian coins...all are in very good condition
Large cents
1876 about $4.00 there are varieties
1893 about $4.00
1912 about $1.00
1913 about $1.00
1915 about $1.00

10 cent
1899 about $25.00 there are varieties
1911 about $5.00

25 cent
1912 about $6.00
1943 about $3.00
1948 about $3.00
1952 about $3.00

5 cents
1922 about $0.40
1927 about $0.40

One cent small
1924 about $5.00
1932 about $0.20
1934 about $0.20
1943 about $0.10
1947 about $0.10
1950 about $0.05

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the information

Anonymous said...

I have a small coin 5 cents Canada 1913 with a dot at the end of 1913. Its face is george V. What is the value in todays market?

Man said...

5 cents Canada 1913

About $2.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 1911 3 cent canadian coin in good condition...have any idea of its value...

Man said...

1911 3 cent canadian coin in good condition

No such thing.

Anonymous said...

No such thing... then what do I have..the coin is smaller than a dime in size, silver in color, it has a crown on one side with a big "3" under it with small "19" to the left of the 3 and "11" to the right of the 3. On the reverse side is GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP: all this is around the edge, with a bust in the center of a man....any help would be great...Thanks

Man said...

then what do I have..the coin is smaller than a dime in size, silver in color, it has a crown on one side with a big "3" under it with small "19" to the left of the 3 and "11" to the right of the 3. On the reverse side is GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP: all this is around the edge, with a bust in the center of a man

This is a British 3 Pence about $0.75.

Anonymous said...

Canadian 50 cent pieces from 1982 Forgot they had been put in the bottom of a jewelry box and just found them today

Man said...

Canadian 50 cent pieces from 1982 just $0.50 each

ann said...

i have a penny the same one you have in the picits 1982? i think i find it to be 1c

Man said...

penny the same one you have in the picits 1982

About $0.02

robst said...

hey, you said a Canadian 1982 50 cent pc is 0.50 cents????

Well if depends on condition and if it has large or small beads.

In mint condition it could sell for $100... I will have you know. lol

Man said...

Canadian 1982 50 cent pc is 0.50 cents????

Well if depends on condition and if it has large or small beads.

In mint condition it could sell for $100...


True but if it was in perfect condition the person would have said.
As always I assume common types in circulated-ungraded. Only graded coins sell for that value.