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...
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
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.