Friday, December 07, 2012

1990 Canada Cent

Have a Canada cent and want to know its value? Leave a comment

After 22 years of intense searching I finally got a 1990 Canadian Cent in my American change. As I pointed out earlier this year I found nearly every Canadian cent from the 1950s to now, except for 1990. Most 1990 Canadian coins were made in lower amounts and also hoarded so they are relatively rare in circulation.


Normally cent mintage averages 700 million and for 1989 they boosted the production to over a billion. For 1990 they changed design and lowered the mintage to just over 218 million. That is not rare or scarce but hoarding and low circulation made them tough to find in your change. Many were graded so the average coin holds no extra value.

The 1990 Canadian cent featured a brand new portrait of Queen Elizabeth designed for the first time by a Canadian, Dora de Pédery-Hunt. This design lasted until 2003 when they updated her portrait again. There was much pride in having a Canadian design the obverse for the coins of half the world. It was probably because of this that people kept this first of its kind cent.

Here's the stats...
Type / Country: 1 Cent / Canada
Year: 1990
Mintage: 218,035,000
Metal: 98% Copper, 0.5% Tin, 1.5% Zinc
Value: $0.02 in XF

Also found a 1989 Canadian cent but since I found another a couple of weeks ago there is no need to repeat myself.

Do you have a Canadian coin 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.:

Anonymous said...

what do you think would be the value of 3 consecutive, CU 1957 silver certs?

Man said...

3 consecutive, CU 1957 silver certs

Depends on serial number of at least one note.

Anonymous said...

*1957B

Anonymous said...

W77113583A (to W77113585A)

Man said...

$1 CU 1957B W77113583A (to W77113585A)

About $4.00 each.

Anonymous said...

Is that a retail kind of estimate? (on the high end or low end?)

Man said...

Is that a retail kind of estimate? (on the high end or low end?)

Sellers value and low end.

That said this is average as you can pick up a graded CU for $5.00 or less in most coin shops and definitely on eBay.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I just thought that maybe they would be worth more since they are 3 that run consecutively

Anonymous said...

Hi
I have a few coins from the Dominican Republic that I have gotten in NYC and PR.
My question is are they silver? And what metals are they made of. I know they aren't worth much.

1979 Medio Peso 12 1/2 Gramos
1967 25 Centavos
5 Centavos 1963
1981 10 Centavos
10 Cents 1984
10 Cents 1986


Thanks !

Man said...

...maybe they would be worth more since they are 3 that run consecutively

No.
Consecutive notes do not bring extra value unless the notes are rare.

Man said...

None of these are silver.

1979 Medio Peso 12 1/2 Gramos about >$0.25 copper-nickel
1967 25 Centavos about >$0.10 copper-nickel
5 Centavos 1963 about >$0.10 copper-nickel
1981 10 Centavos about >$0.05 copper-nickel
10 Cents 1984 about >$0.05 copper-nickel
10 Cents 1986 about >$0.05 copper-nickel

Anonymous said...

OK, Thanx for the info on the Silver Certs.

Anonymous said...

How much is a 1990 cannadian penny worth in the United States?