Monday, July 19, 2010

2010 Canadian Cent, Zinc

 Do you have Canadian cent and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Well it has not been that long since I got a 2010 United States cent and just as quickly I find its Canadian counterpart. Sure it is common and taste nothing of ham or bacon but it is new.

Pictured in hand, literally.
I know since 1999 these cents have been made of copper plated steel or zinc. A quick test to find out which you have is to see if it's magnetic, the steel version is magnetic. A more complicated way to test is to weigh it. The zinc is lighter at 2.25 grams while the steel is 2.35 grams. The one pictured above is exactly 2.25 grams and non-magnetic so it is zinc at its core. 

There are other ways to check like mintmarks and Queen's head but with so many varieties it's easier to stick a fridge magnet on it to see what you have.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Canada
Year: 2010 RCM Logo (Non-Magnetic)
Mintage: Not yet known.
Metal: Copper Plated Zinc
Value: $0.01 in F

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

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

Anonymous said...

I hope you can help me, I have a coin with ELIZABETH 11 on the front with "D.G.REG F D 1987" It is gold coin and on the back is a tree, one pound on the edge it is insribed "DECUS ET TUTAMEN"..Also I have a very large coin with ELIZABETH 11 DEI GRATIA REGINA F-D 1965 - backside is an image of a bald man with the name "CHURCHILL" do you have any info on either of these?? I would be most grateful.
Rachel - rachdavefaze@yahoo.com

Man said...

"D.G.REG F D 1987" It is gold coin and on the back is a tree, one pound on the edge it is insribed "DECUS ET TUTAMEN".
British about $2.00 just a normal Nickel-Brass pound coin.

very large coin with ELIZABETH 11 DEI GRATIA REGINA F-D 1965 - backside is an image of a bald man with the name "CHURCHILL" do you have any info on either of these??
This is a British crown it's about $0.65 it is very common although it's no longer accepted as legal tender.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1962 one cent canadian coin with maple leave on one side and Elizabeth II Del Gratia Regina on the other. Thanks. Please respond to btribble@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I have a 1969 10 dollar star note, fair or less condition, serial #B00039675. Any value?
youvgotdave@hotmail.com
Thank you

Man said...

1962 one cent canadian coin about $0.03

Man said...

1969 10 dollar star note, fair or less condition, serial #B00039675 about $15.00

Anonymous said...

i have a 1955 Canadian cone and i don't know what it is worth can you help me?

Man said...

1955 Canadian cent about $0.10

Dana said...

ok i got 5 coins, 3 are canadian an 2 are american,,the canadian ones are 1956,1954 an a 1940 all in mint cond,,the usa ones arebb1955 an 1953.you can get back 2 me at. thanks alot reddrunner1704@gmail.com

Man said...

5 coins, 3 are canadian an 2 are american,,the canadian ones are 1956,1954 an a 1940 all in mint cond,,the usa ones arebb1955 an 1953.

What denomination?

Anonymous said...

Both copper-plated zinc and steel have been used for pennies since 2002 (which means there were two kinds of pennies for each year). I haven't found a magnetic 2010 penny however. Perhaps the mint is settled on using zinc?

Man said...

Both copper-plated zinc and steel have been used for pennies since 2002 (which means there were two kinds of pennies for each year). I haven't found a magnetic 2010 penny however. Perhaps the mint is settled on using zinc?

Apparently both types are still being made, others have found the steel kinds but I have not.
Hopefully the mintage will be published soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi I have a 1995 penny, that one of the 9 is not the same as the other,, do you think that it has any value? and also have a 1936 penny tha the (in) IN GOD WE TRUST, is not there,, it look like the two little pigs push to de side,, again,, any value? Thanks.

Man said...

1995 penny, that one of the 9 is not the same as the other
--Sounds damaged, no extra value.

1936 penny tha the (in) IN GOD WE TRUST, is not there
--Struck Through Grease error, no extra value.

david2012camacho said...

i havea copper onecent 1943-d and steelonecent 1943 and it has the mint marc

Man said...

copper onecent 1943-d
--Your pictures and video are too blurry.

But the shininess suggest that it is a fake. It should be a dark brown or deep red not polished.

Still the easiest way to tell is weigh it, use a 0.01 gram scale.


steelonecent 1943 and it has the mint marc about $0.30