Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Happy Canada Day

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

Canada Day is the day on July 1 1867 when four little Canadas became one big country. Pardon me if I got glossed over a few details.

Apparently besides parades, a day off, and flag waving they graciously dump millions of their coins into our change. The two I just found are repeats for me. Both are very common and smell nothing like Canadian bacon (ham in the U.S.).

This is my fourth 1978 Canadian nickel and third 2006 Canadian cent.

The one interesting thing about the cent is that it is a copper plated zinc no mintmark/logo. There are five varieties two zinc cores( no logo or RCM logo) and three steel cores( P logo or no logo or RCM logo). This one I found is the most common.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Canada
Year: 2006
Mintage: 886,275,000
Metal: 98.4% Zinc, 1.6% Copper
Value: $0.02 in F

Type/Country: 5 Cents / Canada
Year: 1978
Mintage: 137,079,273
Metal: 100% Nickel
Value: $0.07 in F

Continuing the Canada Day celebrations let me show you most of my found Canadian coins.

The 500+ coins are in a Polo Grounds Stadium tin that plays Take Me Out to the Ball Game when the lid is lifted.

A closer look into the box you'll see a tombac five cent, a few proofs, very old cents, and many common circulating coins. Not pictured are many older purchases and cents with verdigris damage that I seperate since they will infect other coins.

So congrats on confederation Canada and yes I will continue to enjoy your spare change.

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

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

James UK said...

Nie tin! We could add it to the "Loose coin cointainers" group in Flickr!

Man said...

I reached my 200 flickr limit and will not go pro.

Lightw4re said...

Your 2006 1-cent coin can worth 500$ CAN dollar if it is magnetic.

Man said...

Your 2006 1-cent coin can worth 500$ CAN dollar if it is magnetic.

I'm aware of the steel variety but it is mostly listed at $5.00 not $500.00.

Lightw4re said...

There's 5 varieties of the 2006 1-cent Canada coin.

1. 1 cent 2006 - No magnetic
2. 1 cent 2006 - Magnetic (worth approx. 500$ CAN)
3. 1 cent 2006 P (worth approx. 10-15$ CAN)
4. 1 cent 2006 Logo - No magnetic
5. 1 cent 2006 Logo - Magnetic


The 'P' or the 'Logo' are under the bust of the queen. You're 2006 1-cent coin have no 'P' and no 'Logo'. Then,, it's the #1 (not mangetic) or #2 (magnetic).


Btw, I like your blog.

Man said...

I know of the varieties I own the 2009 Charlton Coin Guide 63th edition of Canadian Coins.

I always keep a magnet near by to check.

The one pictured is not magnetic.

Thanks, if you don't mind I'm adding you to my links.

Lightw4re said...

No problem. If, one day, you're looking hardly for one or several common canadian coins, you can ask me and I will send them to you.

Anonymous said...

I found a Canadian cent from 1979. How much is it worth? Thanks.

Man said...

Canadian cent from 1979 about $0.03

Anonymous said...

I have a 2006 Canadian cent with a P but non-magnetic. I wonder how much it's worth?

Man said...

2006 Canadian cent with a P but non-magnetic

AS far as I know this is not possible, the P means it is a steel core coin.

Try weighing it, a zinc core would be 2.25 grams and if P it would be an error possibly worth thousands.

Try contacting this guy for more expert help...
http://www.numicanada.com/pieces-de-monnaie-valeur.php?piece=1-cent-2006&annees=1-cent-1965-2010

Anonymous said...

Its true!
I have a 2006P Non Magnetic Canadian cent that is ICCS MS 65. Had a guy offer me $900 at the Torex Coin show last month and I declined. The Trends show it between $5 and 8 hundred. I think its worth a lot more. I have been told that since these very rare pennies are not for sale that often that it is difficult to set a price on it. Therefore once upon a time one sold betwwen 5 and 8 hundred hence the trend.

Man said...

2006P Non Magnetic Canadian cent that is ICCS MS 65. Had a guy offer me $900 at the Torex Coin show last month and I declined. The Trends show it between $5 and 8 hundred.

Very nice and very rare. I would have taken the $900. You are correct about the trends since it would either take a major auction sale or at least a few graded ones to get an accurate value. I tried to to track down that other sale but found no info.

Assume the coin guy offered you 50% value that is a great find which would agree with I originally said "it would be an error possibly worth thousands. "

Great find congrats.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your insight, it is greatly appreciated. I think I will hold on to this coin for a little while longer.
I have been searching for one on Ebay and at auctions for about a year but I cant seem to find one anywhere.
Call me crazy but even if someone offered me $1500, I dont think I would part with it. Its just too rare. In saying that, someone may show up with a bag of them for certification causing the value to drop drastically. A chance I will have to take I guess.
Thank you for reading and listening.

Anonymous said...

i have what says to be "one penny" on it it also has what looks to be a crown(not the reg queen one) on top of a gate type thing with chains on either side, then on the back of it has queen e with the new crown and a date of 1989 on it. it is also a bit bigger than a real penny.

Man said...

"one penny" on it it also has what looks to be a crown(not the reg queen one) on top of a gate type thing with chains on either side, then on the back of it has queen e with the new crown and a date of 1989

From Great Britain about $0.07

Anonymous said...

so the 2006 penny with the logo comes magnetic and non magnetic. is one worth more than the other?

Man said...

2006 penny with the logo comes magnetic and non magnetic. is one worth more than the other?

Not really, the 2006 Canada cent worth the most is magnetic no mintmark. But it is just a few dollars.

There are 6 in all the others have no extra value.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1 dollar ,magnetic, 1989 el1zabeth II
what is the value?

Man said...

1 dollar ,magnetic, 1989 el1zabeth II

Assuming Canadian about $1.00

Man said...

Assuming Canadian about $1.00

rlgpdm said...

Hello :)

I have a 1969 Canadian penny that I hope you can help me with. This was given to me by a wonderful friend who told me this could be extremely rare...I hope so! What makes it interesting is that the queen's head is at a full 180 degree rotation. Do you have any idea of the value or if this has been heard of before?

Thank you for any information you can provide.

Man said...

1969 Canadian penny that I hope you can help me with. This was given to me by a wonderful friend who told me this could be extremely rare...I hope so! What makes it interesting is that the queen's head is at a full 180 degree rotation.

Rotated Reverse error about $20.00 in circulated grade

Anonymous said...

1885 austrian penny with bad edge wear on the top above the birds heads and corresponding place on reverse
1967 Socialist Republic of Czechloslovakia quarter sized copper penny
Mystery Coin has kontantinoc baciaeye twn'eaahnwn around a man's face on obverse and a 1 below a soldier standing in front of a blaze with an eagle sprouting out behind both and a lot more strange lettering.
1963 phillipine dime. Silver?
1951 sixpence (England) silver?
1923 Belgie (belgium?) 50 cent
peice
1967 combian five cent
1945 Mexican five cent peice
1958 venezuelan five cent peice

Man said...

1885 austrian penny with bad edge wear on the top above the birds heads and corresponding place on reverse
--About $0.03 should be 1 Kreuzer

1967 Socialist Republic of Czechloslovakia quarter sized copper penny
--About $0.15 should be 1 Koruna

Mystery Coin has kontantinoc baciaeye twn'eaahnwn around a man's face on obverse and a 1 below a soldier standing in front of a blaze with an eagle sprouting out behind both and a lot more strange lettering.
--About $0.25 should be 1 Drachma from Greece 1971 or 1973

1963 phillipine dime. Silver? about $0.15 not silver
1951 sixpence (England) silver? about $0.20 not silver
1923 Belgie (belgium?) 50 cent
peice about $0.20 yes Belgium
1967 colombian five cent about $0.05
1945 Mexican five cent peice about $0.25
1958 venezuelan five cent peice about $0.20

Anonymous said...

1944 walking liberty 50 cent coin in fine

Man said...

1944 walking liberty 50 cent coin in fine about $12.00

Anonymous said...

1939 silver quarter in circulated
1944 quarter in slightly above good (all major detail intact and lasting examples of the fine detail)

Man said...

Assuming Canadian coins...

1939 silver quarter in circulated
--About $5.00

1944 quarter in slightly above good (all major detail intact and lasting examples of the fine detail)
--About $5.00

Anonymous said...

No they are american sorry

Man said...

No they are american sorry

1939 silver quarter in circulated
--About $6.00

1944 quarter in slightly above good (all major detail intact and lasting examples of the fine detail)
--About $6.00

Anonymous said...

does you previous assessment mean that between 1939 and 1944 canada stopped making silver coins?

Man said...

does you previous assessment mean that between 1939 and 1944 canada stopped making silver coins?

No they just had less silver than American coins.

Quarters from 1939-1944...
American 6.25 grams 90% silver
Canadian 5.83 grams 80% silver

Anonymous said...

1881 san fran silver dollar. A morgan? in fine or very fine. Astounding detail for such an old coin. also a handful of others. If the coins have been cleaned with silver tarnish cleaner, they would lose collector value right? what is the standard collector value of uncleaned said dollars and are there any years or mintmarks I should look out for?

Man said...

1881 san fran silver dollar. A morgan? in fine or very fine.
--About $29.00

If the coins have been cleaned with silver tarnish cleaner, they would lose collector value right?
--Yes, this is damage and all value aside from metal value is lost.

what is the standard collector value of uncleaned said dollars and are there any years or mintmarks I should look out for?
--About $29.00 is average
Any CC mint mark is good
Any 1893 is good

Anonymous said...

I have a 2006 canadian penny that is magnetic and has no P or a mint mark, is this the rarest penny to have and how much is it worth, it is in excellent condition.

Man said...

2006 canadian penny that is magnetic and has no P or a mint mark, is this the rarest penny to have and how much is it worth, it is in excellent condition.

Sounds like it, about $25.00 in excellent grade.

Anonymous said...

i have singapura 20CENTS COINS 1988 AND 50 CENTS 2007..IS THIS HAVE VALUE?

Man said...

singapura
20 CENTS COINS 1988 about $0.15
50 CENTS 2007 about $0.45