Friday, July 25, 2014

1985 Canadian Cent, Blunted 5

No. Not that blunted. Also those are not pot leaves on the back. It refers to the font on the 5 in the date. Blunted 5 is more boxy while a Pointed 5 has more angles.

Blunted 5, note the top of the 5 does not have a 45 degree angle, and the center of the 5 ends at a point not an angle.
The Pointed 5 is more scarce and in low grades is worth about 7 times the Blunted 5 value. The Pointed 5 has a sharper angle at the top, a thinner font overall, and an obvious angled edge connecting the curved part of the 5 to the top. I have not found the pointed 5 but when I do I will do a side-by-side picture comparison.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Canada
Year: 1985
Mintage: 771,772,500 (includes both varieties)
Metal: 98% Copper, 0.5% Tin, and 1.5% Zinc
Value: $0.02 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.

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Anonymous said...

Im got 1985 canadiense Penny coin