Coins and Canada - 1 cent 1881 - Canadian coins price guide and values

1 cent 1881

1 cent 1881
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Between 1876 to 1881, no 1-cent coin was produced in the Province du Canada.

1 cent 1881 prices and values

The value of a canadian coin depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more.

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Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1881 - H $1.50$5.90$6.90$9.20$15.70$34.10$45.70
1881 - H - Triple N $7.50$24.50$34.30$49.00$55.00$80.80$180
1881 - H - Double die $18.40$34.30$46.60$73.50$120$180$370
1881 - H - Single Serif N $100$250$320$590$960$1,670$1,760
1881 - H - Micro D ---$70.00$82.60--
1881 - Obverse # 1a - H -------

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Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1881 - H $89.50$170$330$600$2,720--
1881 - H - Triple N $540$1,170$1,840----
1881 - H - Double die $980------
1881 - H - Single Serif N -------
1881 - H - Micro D -------
1881 - Obverse # 1a - H -------

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Variety SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1881 - H --$1,960$2,940$3,920$8,000-
1881 - H - Triple N -------
1881 - H - Double die -------
1881 - H - Single Serif N -------
1881 - H - Micro D -------
1881 - Obverse # 1a - H -------

SP (Specimen): Special collectors coins struck at the Mint with a frosted/mirror appearance on the design and effigy from 1996 to 2019. Before 1996, if specimen coins have been removed from their protective envelope or original package, it is harder to differentiate them from PL coins. Specimen coins are struck up to two times on numismatic presses.

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Varieties

H

Mintmark under the date.

H

H - Triple N

1 cent 1881 H - Triple N

Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins 65th Edition - Page 305

H - Double die

Also called Heavy Punch Doubling.

H - Single Serif N

1 cent 1881 - H - Single Serif N

H - Micro D

1 cent 1881 H - Micro D

Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins 65th Edition - Page 304

Errors and varieties from the community

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Die errors and varieties
#1431 1 cent 1881H - Die clash at the bottom of the reverse killerbee
#1062 1 cent 1881H - Die clash of the last 1 of the date Martel
#56 1 cent 1881H - Die cracks between the leaves Fiston2005
#66 1 cent 1881H - Double lettersZoell #R4d - R4c - Major Coin Varieties - 4th Edition - 1966 Sous-franc
#3810 1 cent 1881H - Repunched N in ReginaCharlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins 65th Edition - Page 307 scott g
#3811 1 cent 1881H - Triple NCharlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins 65th Edition - Page 305 scott g
#685 1 cent 1881H - Retained broken die Dot36
Miscellaneous / Unclassified
#1243 1 cent 1881H - Double last 1 of the date Dot36
#2226 1 cent 1881H - Double legend ainsivalavie
#3812 1 cent 1881H - Micro D in DEICharlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins 65th Edition - Page 304 scott g
#2235 1 cent 1881H - Repunched Vict of Victoria Lightw4re
#4203 1 cent 1881H - Incomplete D's Gustavo Tarranaga
#28 1 cent 1881H - Letter 0 incomplete in VictoriaZoell #S4b - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 Franky

Mintage

  • 1 cent 1881 - H : 2,000,000
  • 1 cent 1881 - H - Triple N : n/a
  • 1 cent 1881 - H - Double die : n/a
  • 1 cent 1881 - H - Single Serif N : n/a
  • 1 cent 1881 - H - Micro D : n/a
  • 1 cent 1881 - Obverse # 1a - H : n/a

Specifications - 1 cent 1881 - H

  • Alloy: 95% copper, 4% tin and 1% zinc
  • Weight: 5.67 grams
  • Diameter : 25.4 mm
  • Engraver: Leonard C. Wyon
  • Designer: Leonard C. Wyon
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

Population Report

The Population Report below shows the census of certified 1 cent 1881 circulating coins by major TPG companies.

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TPGTotalBS-1FR-2AG-3G-4G-6VG-8VG-10F-12F-15VF-20VF-25VF-30VF-35EF-40EF-45AU-50AU-53AU-55AU-58MS-60MS-61MS-62MS-63MS-64MS-65MS-66MS-67MS-68MS-69MS-70
PCGS1270000000010154674851310202822200000
CCCS2050002421215153303633713804350354100000
NGC93000001030400063518362102318000000
Total33200024312181637141749231791719122335644300000

Sources : PCGS : Pop Report from October 17, 2019. CCCS : Rapport de population du October 17, 2019. ICCS : Data not available at this time. NGC : Rapport de population du October 16, 2019.

The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Last update : Monday, November 18, 2019