Monday, February 27, 2012

1981 Canada Cent

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

Sure I enjoy getting this Canadian coin in my change but the $6.49 I had to pay for a mediocre box of frozen fish was not worth it. Honestly who knew fish was so expensive when other people breaded them for you. At least the quarters and cent I got as change gave me a neat coin.


The other noteworthy thing about this Canadian cent  is that is was a short run for this type. They reduced the weight for two years and then reduced it again. Copper tends to get expensive fast.

Canada Cent Weights:
  • 1867-1919 = 5.67 grams, Bronze 95% Copper
  • 1919-1920 = 5.67 grams, Bronze 95.5% Copper
  • 1920-1979 = 3.24 grams, Bronze 98% Copper
  • 1980-1981 = 2.80 grams, Bronze 98% Copper
  • 1982-1996 = 2.50 grams, Bronze 98% Copper
  • 1997-Present = 2.25 grams, Copper-Plated Zinc (Unknown% Copper likely 4.5%)
  • 1999-Present = 2.35 grams, Copper-Plated Steel 4.5% Copper
Take note U.S. Mint you can change composition and still having a working coin.

Here's the stats...
Type / Country: 1 Cent / Canada
Year: 1981
Mintage: 1,209,468,500
Metal: 98% Copper, 1.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin
Value: $0.03 in G-4

Do you have a cent form 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.

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

Tyler Lawrence said...

I have a 1995 One Dollar Bill with the Star Note C00141325. I was wondering the value.

Man said...

1995 One Dollar Bill with the Star Note C00141325

About $1.50 in very-fine, most 1995 star notes were made in huge amounts. Over 7 million for this one alone. Must have been a bad year for printing.

Tyler Lawrence said...

How about 1977 Star Notes? Were there are a lot of those printed?

Also, I got a 1969-C 50 Dollar Bill. It isn't a star note, but there is no extra paper on the top and the bottom is bigger than the top.

Man said...

1977 Star Notes? Were there are a lot of those printed?
--In general yes.

1969-C 50 Dollar Bill. It isn't a star note, but there is no extra paper on the top and the bottom is bigger than the top.
--Normal Faulty Alignment about $55.00 in very-fine.

Tyler Lawrence said...

Thank you for the information!

Anonymous said...

how much is the 2005 year of the veterans quarter worth and is it really silver?

Man said...

2005 year of the veterans quarter worth and is it really silver?

Just $0.25 they are not silver.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for such a weird question :-)
How old must a Canadian cent be to be worth at least $0.30? How about $0.80?
Also, is a 1940 Canadian nickel actually worth $2?
And just for the record: when did the Canadians stop making silver dimes/quarters/halves?

Man said...

How old must a Canadian cent be to be worth at least $0.30?
--Depends on condition but in good 1927.

How about $0.80?
--1915

Also, is a 1940 Canadian nickel actually worth $2?
--Only if it is extra fine condition.

And just for the record: when did the Canadians stop making silver dimes/quarters/halves?
--90% silver stopped in 1967 for all
--50% silver stopped in 1968 for dimes/quarters

Anonymous said...

I found a penny of 1981 that's all white, I thought at first that it was a dime, but with the difference in diamiter, was proven wrong. I want to know if it is worth something more than 1 cent canadian?

Man said...

penny of 1981 that's all white, I thought at first that it was a dime, but with the difference in diamiter, was proven wrong. I want to know if it is worth something more than 1 cent canadian?

Depends on weight, it could be a plated fake.

Anonymous said...

i took a pick. 1920 Canadian penny
sorry my finger got in the way but the image is very accurate.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FwvZ6_nCEjY/Un8Ja0EpCXI/AAAAAAAAACg/WUvdysQhIE0/w769-h577-no/CIMG0794.JPG
could you give me guse on the quality and price
please email your response to keatonkyle@hotmail.com

Man said...

1920 Canadian penny

Looks fine (F-12) but that is a very blurry picture.
About $1.50