Tuesday, February 15, 2011

1951 Canada Cent

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

First find of 2011 back on January 25 was yet another Canadian cent. Five of the past six years my first coin find has been a cent from Canada.



This coin is not particularly special but it does has have King George on it which seems to confuse many young Canadians. I have received dozens of questions about the legitimacy of these coins. About twenty hours ago I got this question...
I have a 1952 penny with GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX on it instead of the queen is it worth anything? 
 I responded...
 About $0.05

The way the question (and similar) is phrased is more about where is my Queen and who was this King. Well kids he was the Queen's daddy and royal lineage dictates that when royalty dies the next in line for the throne gets replaced on coins as soon as possible. King George died February 6, 1952 and the Queen did not start appearing on coins until 1953.

 
 
Here's the stats...

Type/Country: 1 Cent / Canada
Year: 1951
Mintage: 80,430,379 
Metal: 98% Copper, 0.5% Tin, 1.5% Zinc
Value: $0.05 in Good (although this has some verdigris damage)

Do you have a cent from Canada 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.

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

Kelly said...

A history lesson. Thanks! :)

I have a 1946 nickel. Anything special?

Man said...

1946 nickel about $0.10 in fine not that special

Anonymous said...

I have a canadian 1858 dime fine condition, 1881 cdn quarter U.S. Barber Quarters 1899,1907 good condition U.S Half Dollar Liberty Bell 1953 and 1960; U.S. Wheat Back Cent 1900; Indian Head Penny U.S 1907 Wheat Back Cent;U.S Standing Liberty Quarters 1928,1929; Large One Pennny Queen Victoria 1897,1900; U.S. Liberty V Nickel 1910,1911; and many more old coins as well as Paper Currency: Dominion of Canada One Dollar Bill July 2nd,1923; Bank of Canada $5.00 bill Ottawa, 2nd Jan. 1937 Face George VI. Dominion of Canada 25 Cent (2) One has a serial # 544628 and the other dated Jan 2nd 1900 has no serial number.

Man said...

canadian
1858 dime fine condition about $55.00
1881 cdn quarter about $20.00

U.S.
Quarters good condition
1899 about $6.00
1907 about $6.00
Half Dollar Liberty Bell
1953 about $12.00
1960 about $12.00
Cent
1900 about $2.00
1907 about $12.00
Quarters
1928 about $6.00
1929 about $6.00

Large One Pennny Queen Victoria
1897 about $1.00
1900 about $1.00

U.S.
Nickel
1910 about $2.00
1911 about $2.00

Dominion of Canada One Dollar Bill July 2nd,1923 about $20.00

Bank of Canada $5.00 bill Ottawa, 2nd Jan. 1937 Face George VI about $10.00

Dominion of Canada 25 Cent serial # 544628 dated Jan 2nd 1900 has no serial number about $7.00

Anonymous said...

HI I have a 1917 1cent canada penny GEORGIVS V DEL GRA REX ET IND IMP and the guy is wearing a crown...? any1 know if its worth anything? email me pls if so zena_grrl@yahoo.ca

Man said...

1917 1cent canada penny about $0.50 in very-good.

dre said...

i have a 1951 georgivs vi del gratia rex canada half dollar coin i would like to know its value

Man said...

1951 georgivs vi del gratia rex canada half dollar coin

About $11.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 1943 canadian penny that has on the front GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET INDIIMP:

Man said...

1943 canadian penny about $0.10

Anonymous said...

I have a 1939 united states nickel, what would that be equal to now.

Man said...

1939 united states nickel about $0.25

Anonymous said...

I have a coin from 1951. It says KING GOERGE THE SIXTH on the heads side and says Ceylon 10 cents 1951 on the back.

Paul said...

With the talk about Canada not continuing to use the penny, what does that mean for all of the ones that are sitting in jars in peoples homes? Will they go up in value?

My father used to wrap CDN pennies by year. I have multiple sets of wrapped pennies from 1951 - 1989. Is there any reason to hold onto them or should I simply take them to the bank?

Thank you for your reply.

Paul said...

How do you properly clean circulated coins to bring them back to their original colour?

Man said...

Ceylon 10 cents 1951 about $0.10 in fine

Man said...

With the talk about Canada not continuing to use the penny, what does that mean for all of the ones that are sitting in jars in peoples homes? Will they go up in value?
-Yes but not by much they will go up by $0.05 to $0.10. Since so many are circulating they will never become rare.

wrap CDN pennies by year. I have multiple sets of wrapped pennies from 1951 - 1989. Is there any reason to hold onto them or should I simply take them to the bank?
-If your a good eBay seller or seller in general then try that. Current with copper values and talks of cents all over being discontinued each cent has higher than face value.
In a year or two it will go higher.

How do you properly clean circulated coins to bring them back to their original colour?
You should not.
All value is lost when cleaning.
If you don't care about value try getting pure acetone (not nail polish remover) and dip them then rinse with distilled water. Pat dry.

If you really don't care then polish with cleaners available for jewelers.

Anonymous said...

I found this coin with "GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND: IMP: on one side, and GEORGIS VI D: G: REX ET IND: IMP: on the other side, 1 KING GEORGES profile on each side (V AND VI)" looks to me like a nickle, but it doen't say, neither if it's a nikle (5 CENTS) nor the year it have been stamped. Wich country is it from, Canada or India and what is it the value? It is not in a perfect mint condition.

Man said...

"GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND: IMP: on one side, and GEORGIS VI D: G: REX ET IND: IMP: on the other side, 1 KING GEORGES profile on each side (V AND VI)"

As far as I know it is not possible.
Sounds like a magician's coin, no extra value.

The only other thing I suggest is taking a picture of both sides and post it somewhere and link it here just in case it is something else.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1945 silver plated penny George VI. Is it interesting or valuable?

Man said...

1945 silver plated penny George VI.

Assuming Canadian no extra value.

Anonymous said...

Canadian 1907 one cent, EDWARDVS VII DEI GRATIA REX IMPERATOR.

It is a large sized penny, is it valuable?

Man said...

Canadian 1907 one cent about $2.00 if no H mintmark

Anonymous said...

canadain 1938 coin with king gorge how much

Man said...

canadain 1938 coin

What denomination?

Anonymous said...

GEOROVIS VI D:D:REX ET IND:IMP:

Anonymous said...

in really good condition

Man said...

GEOROVIS VI D:D:REX ET IND:IMP: ...in really good condition

If you are responding to "canadain 1938 coin, What denomination?"

I need to know what type? Is it 1 cent, 25 cent or 1 dollar coin?

Anonymous said...

1 cent

Man said...

canadain 1938 1 cent really good condition about about $0.20

Anonymous said...

I have a 1955 Canadian penny in good condition. what would that be worth?

Man said...

1955 Canadian penny in good condition about $0.05

Anonymous said...

1804 Silver Dollar excellent shape- flowing hair

Man said...

1804 Silver Dollar excellent shape- flowing hair

If real 2-4 million dollars, that said many fakes exist.

I suggest you make sure yours is real by having a certifed dealer look at it in hand.

big c said...

what is it wrth???

Man said...

what is it wrth???

If you are referring to 1804 dollar 2-4 million dollars if real.

Nothing but metal value if fake.

big c said...

do you suggest a dealer because i trvel allot and its always in my safe

Man said...

do you suggest a dealer because i trvel allot and its always in my safe

Research trusted dealers or coin clubs in your area, PCGS.com has a list.

That said less then 20 exist and no more are believed to be missing.

Anonymous said...

good morning i found a 1951 25 cent piece canadian with Georgivs viDEI Gratia rex on front and moose on rearis just ok condition can you help with how much its worth ?

Man said...

1951 25 cent piece canadian about $6.00

Anonymous said...

1 cent 1941 canadian GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET IND:IMP: worth?

Anonymous said...

1 cent 1971 bermuda eliz II with a pig on it worth anything?

Man said...

1 cent 1941 canadian about $0.10

Man said...

1 cent 1971 bermuda about $0.05

Donna said...

I have a 10 cents coin with the bluenose on one side and under the blue nose it says 10 cents and on the other side it is a head with GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX ET IND:IMP: there is no date on either side of this coin. What are your thoughts?

Man said...

10 cents coin with the bluenose on one side and under the blue nose it says 10 cents and on the other side it is a head with GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX ET IND:IMP: there is no date on either side of this coin.

Either the date was worn down or it's a fake.
Assuming it is just old it is from 1937-1947 about $2.30

Anonymous said...

I have a GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX penny without a reverse side and no date...it looks like the penny was struck very heavy...do you know the value or history on it. Thanks

Man said...

GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX penny without a reverse side and no date...it looks like the penny was struck very heavy.

This is a damaged cent. Someone must of tried making a pendant, no extra value.

Willow Nadine said...

I have a 1937 Canadian Quarter King George good shape what would it be worth?

Man said...

1937 Canadian Quarter King George good shape about $6.50

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth 11 D G Regina canada dollar 1988?

Man said...

canada dollar 1988 just $1.00

Anonymous said...

Hello, i have a 1888 silver Canadian nickel around G-4 or AG-3
also i have a 1919 silver Canadian nickel around F-12,
what do think these would be worth on todays market?

Man said...

1888 silver Canadian nickel
G-4 about $5.00
AG-3 about $2.50
1919 silver Canadian nickel F-12 about $4.50

Anonymous said...

Hello, i have an aluminum 1954 letzeburg (Luxembourg) 25 CMES coin with very little wear ( a few scuff marks in the open flats, lettering is still sharp), what is this worth?
also have a British 1921 sixpence (AG-3)
1938 deutfches reich 5 phennig (F-12)
1921 deutfches reich 50 phennig (F-12)
1942 nederland 10 cents (F-12)
2008 ceska republika 1 koruna (VF-30)
thank you.

Man said...

1954 letzeburg (Luxembourg) 25 CMES coin with very little wear ( a few scuff marks in the open flats, lettering is still sharp)
--About $0.05 although there is a rare variety that has medal alignment that is $10.00
--Ebay Definition:
Medal Alignment
If you were to place a coin on a flat surface balanced on its edge so that the designs on both sides were the same way round, this is known as medal alignment. Medals are often worn suspended by a swivel at the top, so that they can be turned about their vertical axis.

British 1921 sixpence (AG-3) about $2.00
1938 deutfches reich 5 phennig (F-12) about $0.50
1921 deutfches reich 50 phennig (F-12) about $0.10
1942 nederland 10 cents (F-12) about $0.25
2008 ceska republika 1 koruna (VF-30) about $0.15

Anonymous said...

i have a complete set of Canadian pennies that i have collected, ranging from 2010 to 1961, most are fairly good shape, some of the newer ones are in really nice shape (no marks at all). also have years 52,51,44,43,40,33 Cdn pennies & an american 1919 penny(this on is very worn).
i also have complete set of the Canadian millennium quarter set.
also some italian coins, 1985 500 lira, 1990 50 lira,1988 10 lira, and a 1954 5 lira and two Australian 1988 1 dollar coins with not much wear.
any ideas what these are worth?
thank you very much!

Man said...

Canadian pennies that i have collected, ranging from 2010 to 1961, most are fairly good shape, some of the newer ones are in really nice shape (no marks at all).
1961-1991 about $0.03 each
1991-2010 just $0.01 each
52,51,44,43,40 about $0.10 each
33 about $0.20

american 1919 penny(this on is very worn) about $0.20

complete set of the Canadian millennium quarter set just $0.25 each

italian coins
1985 500 lira about $0.40
1990 50 lira about $0.10
1988 10 lira about $0.05
1954 5 lira about $0.10

Australian 1988 1 dollar coins with not much wear about $1.00 each

Tressa said...

hi i was looking up a coin that was given to me a few days ago cause i have never seen anything like it .. and then i came across your site and i am super excited to find out if you can help me out at all ...

it says Seychelles Two-cents 1948 and othe the ooposite page it says King George the sixth ..
is it worth anything

thank you for taking the time to read my comment

Man said...

Seychelles Two-cents 1948 about $0.35 in very-fine

Anonymous said...

I have a silver 10 cent coin with georgivs vi dei gratia rex from 1951. what is the value of it?

Man said...

silver 10 cent coin with georgivs vi dei gratia rex from 1951

About $2.00

Anonymous said...

I found a 1951 1 cent Georgivs VI Dei Gratia Rex coin brown in color...worth anything?

Man said...

1951 1 cent Georgivs VI Dei Gratia Rex coin brown in color about $0.10

Anonymous said...

i have a 1939 canada 1 cent maple leaf with king george was the value and a 2006 25 cent quarter looks different then others?

Man said...

1939 canada 1 cent about $0.10

2006 25 cent quarter looks different then others?
--What if the difference?

Anonymous said...

Hi, Like your blog.
I have a 1916 Georgius penny but he is not wearing a crown and there is a Roman on the reverse who is holding a trident. Others have G wearing a crown. Thanks for the help.
Al Cincinnati, OH

Man said...

1916 Georgius penny but he is not wearing a crown and there is a Roman on the reverse who is holding a trident. Others have G wearing a crown.

British penny about $1.00 coins from Great Britain at this time did not use crowned images.

Anonymous said...

I have a 25cent Canadian Silver piece from 1945. It says George VS V Rex...what is this worth? Thanks

Man said...

25cent Canadian Silver piece from 1945 about $5.00

Anonymous said...

Concerning the 25cents...Thank you for the quick reaponse! I would just like to know if I hold on to it, could it be worth more in years to come? Thanks

Man said...

I would just like to know if I hold on to it, could it be worth more in years to come?

Silver is currently low, just a few months ago it was almost $8.00, by the end of 2012 it may go past $10.00.

Also for holding it for 10+ years it will go up.

Anonymous said...

I have silver 5 pesos mexican coin 1956 and 1945 canada penny 1959 Liberty half dollar all in great condition. what are they worth please?

Man said...

all in great condition...
silver 5 pesos mexican coin 1956 about $12.50
1945 canada penny about $0.10
1959 Liberty half dollar about $10.50

Anonymous said...

I have 1935 and 1945 canada nickels along with 1943 and 1944 US nickels are they worth keeping?

Man said...

canada nickels
1935 about $0.35
1945 about $0.10

US nickels
1943 about $1.65
1944 about $1.65

Anonymous said...

I have a 1990 US half dollar and a canadian 1986 silver dollar, is it worth anything?

Man said...

1990 US half dollar just $0.50
canadian 1986 silver dollar just $1.00, not silver but nickel

Anonymous said...

I have a 1909 canadian dime that is worn smooth, also 1939,1941,1951,1867-1967,1968 all canadian currency, worth keeping??

Man said...

1909 Canadian dime that is worn smooth about $5.00

all Canadian dimes
1939,1941,1951 about $1.80 each
1867-1967,1968 about $1.15 each

Anonymous said...

I have a 1921 king george imp dime. most seem to go for ten to thirty some go for a thousand. whats the difference. I can't tell?

Man said...

1921 king george imp dime. most seem to go for ten to thirty some go for a thousand. whats the difference. I can't tell?

Assuming Canadian about $2.00 in fine.

Value depends on condition from a scale from 1-70 where 70 is perfect.
Fine = 12 on this scale.

Were it like new in mint state MS-60 it would be $80.00.

Please do not confuse inflated prices from eBay or other sites for real value.

Anonymous said...

I have a British 1947 Georgivs VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP. with man on front and warrior type image on back saying one penny 1947, beautiful patina. Any ideas on value? Thanks!

Man said...

British 1947 Georgivs VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP. with man on front and warrior type image on back saying one penny 1947, beautiful patina

Assuming extra-fine condition about $0.75

Anonymous said...

I have a Canadian penny from 1value.what's its value?

Man said...

Canadian penny from 1value.

What year?

Anonymous said...

1940

Man said...

1940 Canadian penny about $0.10

Anonymous said...

What's the price range for an American nickel with the Buffalo/native on it?

Man said...

What's the price range for an American nickel with the Buffalo/native on it?

On average $1.50 for good to $150.00 in mint state.

A lot depends on year and condition.

Anonymous said...

I just got a roll of 1964 Canadian pennies that look almost like new. I checked for errors and found 4 that look like the "die shift on "Dei" error that you can see a scan of at : http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/11881600/view/PENNIES.jpg

(hope that works)
Can you tell me if they are indeed this error and what they might be worth? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Oops. Forgot to include a guide to the picture:
#1 shows a typical coin from this roll as a standard for condition.
#2 shows the normal "Dei" example.
#3,4,5 and 6 show the 4 coins I think have the error. Thanks again for any help.

Man said...

#3,4,5,6 - the 4 I think have the error.
--Machine doubling, it has no extra value.

Coins look mint state about $0.15 each.

Anonymous said...

Aw well. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

how much is a 1911 canadian large cent with no dei gra worth

Man said...

1911 canadian large cent with no dei gra worth

About $0.80 in very-good.

missi said...

I have a 1929 Canadian 1 cent with Georgi vi Del Gratia rex on front. how much would it be worth?

Man said...

1929 Canadian 1 cent about $0.75 in circulated condition.

That said there are 2 varieties one is worth a lot more.

Check out this link...
1929 varieties

Unknown said...

I have a 1954 Canadian Nickel in decent condition (not scratched up or darkened but not super shiny either)

How much is it worth?

Man said...

1954 Canadian Nickel in decent condition (not scratched up or darkened but not super shiny either)

About $0.20

Anonymous said...

I HAVE AN 1875 DIME W VICTORIA'S HEAD ON ONE SIDE AND A 3/4 WREATH, TOPPED BY A CROWN ' ON THE OTHER. ITS VERY SMALL IN SIZE. ANY COMMENTS

Man said...

1875 DIME W VICTORIA'S HEAD ON ONE SIDE AND A 3/4 WREATH, TOPPED BY A CROWN ' ON THE OTHER. ITS VERY SMALL IN SIZE.

Assuming Canadian about $300.00 in good.

Anonymous said...

1950 silver dime I don't know much about couns so I'm curious

Man said...

1950 silver dime

What country?

Anonymous said...

1872 Canadian quarter with Victoria on back, very good shape. Also a 1916 nickel very fine almost uncirculated.

Man said...

1872 Canadian quarter with Victoria on back, very good shape
--About $25.00

1916 nickel very fine-almost uncirculated
--Assuming U.S. about $20.00

Joshua orcutt said...

1852 north Canada bank penny in good Shape 1860 half penny in good shape and 1866 penny in good

Man said...

1852 north Canada bank penny in good Shape about $5.00
1860 half penny in good shape about $6.00
1866 penny in good about $5.00

Anonymous said...

I have an 1800+ don't remember the exact date Penny. It has the flying dove on it. It's a circulated penny. How much would it go for?

Anonymous said...

I have two wheat Pennies 1941 and 1947. Circulated, in okay condition. How much would they go for?

Man said...

1800+ don't remember the exact date Penny. It has the flying dove on it. It's a circulated penny

I need an exact date to give a value.

Man said...

wheat Pennies 1941 and 1947. Circulated, in okay condition.

About $0.05 each.

Anonymous said...

I have a complete set of canadian pennies from 1950 to present. Worth anything?

Man said...

complete set of canadian pennies from 1950 to present

If circulated and no varieties about $5.00.

If you have 1955 NSF that one alone is $100.00 in low grade.

Anonymous said...

A 1903 US penny with the native american on the back, almost mint state

Man said...

1903 US penny with the native american on the back, almost mint state

About $22.00

Anonymous said...

What's the value of a 1927 s buffalo nickel? Just got it today and people say its very rare!

Man said...

1927 s buffalo nickel about $2.00 in circulated shape.

It is not rare.

Anonymous said...

Thanks and also I have 1947 Canadian 50 cent piece maple leaf with the curved 7

Anonymous said...

In approximately ms-60

Man said...

1947 Canadian 50 cent piece maple leaf with the curved 7...In approximately ms-60

About $7,500.00 it needs to be verified since many fakes exist.

Anonymous said...

I have a GEORGIVS V DEI GRA REX ET IND IMP 1917 5 Cent coin mounted on a simple pin, not sure on the metal?? Does anyone know anything about it or its value? thanks

Man said...

GEORGIVS V DEI GRA REX ET IND IMP 1917 5 Cent coin mounted on a simple pin

Abo0ut $5.00 assuming no damage for being mounted and low grade.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1945 Canadian penny. How much is it worth?

Man said...

1945 Canadian penny about $0.20

Anonymous said...

I have a 1943 canadian copper penny in uncirculated MS-65 condition. Can anyone tell me what it's worth?
Thanks.

Man said...

1943 canadian copper penny in uncirculated MS-65 condition

If graded about $230.00.