Wednesday, June 19, 2013

1936 Canada Cent, No Dot

Have a 1936 Canadian penny and want to know its value?

Is that a dot? Probably not.

1936 saw King George V abdicate in December that forced the Royal Mint to scramble and make new coins for the next king. The problem is that coins were still needed for the start of 1937. The solution was to add a raised dot under the date between the 9 and 3 to indicate it was made in 1937.


According to the records about 678,823 dot cents were minted. That being true most were not used and only presentation pieces were saved. There are only three known verified 1936 dot cents so the rest are like the one above just normal.

That small area under the date is subject to lots of scrutiny. Often die breaks forms, dirt fills it up, and damage can lift the metal. Add to that the metal surface is not always flat so hints of a dot may be seen but unless the coin is mint state it cannot be verified.  Were this a dot cent $200,000 would be reasonable since a MS-66 sold for $402,500 in 2010.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Canada
Year: 1936
Mintage: 8,768,769
Metal: 95.5% Copper,1.5% Zinc, and 3% Tin
Value: $6.00 in EF-40

In a low grade of good G-4 it is about $1.00.

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.

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

Unknown said...

Tengo un centavo de canada 1936 pero no se como verificar si es un punto o no.
Existe alguna seña en especial??

Unknown said...

Tengo un centavo de canada 1936 pero no se como verificar si es un punto o no.
Existe alguna seña en especial??

Unknown said...

I have a 1936 penny. Unsure if it has a dot or not. Have a pic I could send

Unknown said...

I do have 1936 with Dot Canadian one cent.

Anonymous said...

I'm feeling lucky and am leaning towards, yes! it's a dot penny :) owls there ability to post images? I'd like some feedback...only 1 person has given me any which is odd...lol and kinda promising due to that.

Anonymous said...

Send me an email with a photo sfcasseres@gmail.com

Unknown said...

I have a whole set of pennies in a folder dated 1920 to 1972.The 1936 has the dot below the year.Would like to sell, if you can help me with this please let me know.Thanks James Ford

Unknown said...

I have a


dot penny what is it worth

Unknown said...

I got 1936 dot penny I want to sell

Anonymous said...

I have a 1936 dot penny can I find out how to sell it ,

Anonymous said...

I have one 1936 Dot

Anonymous said...

I have one 1936

Anonymous said...

1936 with no dot value? Do I just keep it?
Any information would be great.