Monday, April 16, 2012

In Memoriam: Canadian Cents

Here is a breakdown of all the Canadian cents I own. The majority were found in change but I did buy a coin lot of Canadian coins from a private forum sale but it was less than $11.00 worth and most were not pennies.
My Canada cent collection on my should be reupholstered couch.
Go ahead click on the picture above I will wait before I breakdown what is going on. Although I did not take a picture of any of the large cents.

Oldest: 1902
Newest: 2011 (Non-Magnetic)

Oldest Found in Change: 1921
Newest Found in Change: 2011 (Non-Magnetic)

Canada Cent Percentage Owned by Metal:

  •  1.16% = 1867-1919 Bronze 95% Copper, 5.67 grams
  •  0.00% = 1919-1920 Bronze 95.5% Copper, 5.67 grams
  • 58.84% = 1920-1979 Bronze 98% Copper, 3.24 grams
  •  3.95% = 1980-1981 Bronze 98% Copper, 2.80 grams
  • 18.60% = 1982-1996 Bronze 98% Copper, 2.50 grams
  • 16.28% = 1997-Present Copper-Plated Zinc, 2.25 grams
  •  1.16%  =  1999-Present Copper-Plated Steel, 2.35 grams

Most Common Date:  1964 with 36 cents
2nd Commonest Date: 1963 with 27 cents

Magnetic: 5
Non-Magnetic: 425

P Mint Mark: 3

Strangest Find: 1992 Prooflike Cent
Yet to Find: 1990

Most Valuable: 1902 about $3.00
Most Valuable Change Find: 1921 about $1.00

Unique Types: 81
Total: 430


Most Ridiculous Reason the Canadian Government Given for Eliminating the Cent:
"Given its declining purchasing value, some Canadians consider the penny more of a nuisance than a useful coin."
-Seeing how I still roll pennies to buy food with I find this hard to believe.

Honestly, none have any big value. I have no good varieties so that is also a minus. 


Sidenote: Nova Scotia: 1861 Nova SR 1 Cent (not counted above since it was turned into a love token)

Do you have Canadian cent and want to know its value? Comment

"Hand Painted Canadian Penny (1 Cent Coin) Cufflinks"

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

Anonymous said...

this is driving me crazy. i was just at the bank and they have these sheets of uncirculated 1968 canadian silver dollars. they are 5 packs and they are in a row. they are in the same packaging as the 2012 uncirculated coin set is in.
how much are they worth and have u heard of these 5 packs from the mint?

Man said...

uncirculated 1968 canadian silver dollars. they are 5 packs and they are in a row. they are in the same packaging as the 2012 uncirculated coin set is in.

Well these just seemed to be packaged by an outside company.

You can buy or pay a company to repackage coins, they usually do it for cheap for cheap coins and sell for high prices.

These if mint state are about $2.50 but the package does not add value since it is not original.

Man said...

$2.50 each coin I meant

Anonymous said...

thx ur really helpful. :) go man!!!

Tyler Lawrence said...

This is a great post! That 1992 Proof Like Coin looks cool!

Man said...

This is a great post! That 1992 Proof Like Coin looks cool!

Thanks, realistically in America we will still find Canadian cents in our change for a few more years but I can see a point when they stop showing up.

iddybiddy23 said...

I have two star bill and would like to kno how much they are worth and where i would sell them one is a $1 and one is a $5 bill. Pleas let me kno !!!

Man said...

I have two star bill and would like to kno how much they are worth and where i would sell them one is a $1 and one is a $5 bill.

I would need the serial number and series year for each to evaluate.