Sunday, May 11, 2014

1949 Canada Cent, A Off Denticle

Of the two varieties of 1949 Canadian cents this is the more common type. Denticles are the teeth like things around the rim. If the last A in the word GRATIA points directly to one other denticle it is a rarer type. If the A points slightly off and in between the denticles then it is the more common type.

The master hub used to make the dies that press the coin was modified and the only difference was how the word GRATIA and the denticles line up. Normally it does not add value except they changed the dies in mid-year so some dates have both types.

Were this a 1949 A pointing to dentcle it would be worth $10.00 in low grade and much more in mint.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent, 'A' Between LD / Canada
Year: 1949
Mintage: 33,128,933 (includes both varieties)
Metal: 98% Copper, 0.5% Tin, and 1.5% Zinc
Value: $0.10 in F

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.

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

Steve Smith said...

I have a 1949 1 cent Canadian Penny w/o IND IMP. I believe it's in pretty good condition. I also believe the A is pointing at the denticle. Not sure if there are any other errors. How can I send a picture for you to look at it and let me know what the value is?
Sorry for the common question. I have quite a few other coins too. Are you able to give me values of any type, age or country? Anything you can tell me about this is greatly appreciated. Have a great day.

Man said...

1949 1 cent Canadian Penny w/o IND IMP. I believe it's in pretty good condition. I also believe the A is pointing at the denticle.

About $7.00 in very-fine.

You can host the picture somewhere and share the link here.

I can try to help with anything else.