Tuesday, May 31, 2016

1983 Canadian Cent, Far Beads

There are two varieties of 1983 Canadian cents, the far beads and near beads. Both are relatively common but the near beads seemed to have been minted less and holds a slightly better value.

1983 Canadian Cent, Far Beads Reverse
1983 Canadian Cent, Far Beads Obverse

By 1982 the Royal Canadian Mint made design changes to the one cent coin changing them from round to twelve-sided as well as changing the denticles around the rim to beads. A minor adjustment to the beads in 1983 lead to varieties for that year.

Far Beads: The more common variety has what appears to be a larger gap between the rim and the beads, enough to fit three or more beads inline between that empty space.

Near Beads: Less common has a smaller gap between the rim and the bead, enough to fit 2 or less beads in that same space.

Again due to the imprecision of mass coin production often it is not possible to tell which variety that any 1983 Canadian cent may actually be. Some rims are thicker, some beads are bigger, and just plain dirt at the rim will make identification more difficult. 60-80% of these cents appear to be Far Beads.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Canada
Year: 1983 Far Beads
Mintage: 975,510,000 (includes both varieties)
Metal: 98% Copper, 0.5% Tin, 1.5% Zinc
Value: $0.03 in Very-Good

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

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Unknown said...

Hi I was reading your post my penny near beads. Is there a value.

Unknown said...

i have 1983 1 cent Canada, 1991 1 penny
can you plzz tell me the value in Indian ruppes apx.

Unknown said...

I hav one cent canadian 1981 1983 1987 1995 I wont hav haw matsh

Unknown said...

I have a one cent 1983 in a very good condition, I wanna know how much the value

Rodrigo said...

Eu tenho 1984,1975,1983 e 1985

Rodrigo said...

Tenho uma one cent de 1952 d.

Unknown said...

My 1983 Canadian penny. I can't tell if the beads are near or far. Dies anyone know if they r worth anything if it isn't completely round, with actually 12 sides?