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1 cent 1978

1 cent 1978
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1 cent 1978 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. The melt and minimum value of a 1 cent 1978 is $0.02.

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Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1978 -----$0.04$0.04
1978 - Double 8 -------
1978 - Double 78 -------
1978 - Double 978 -------
1978 - Double 1978 -------

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Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1978 $0.15$0.35$0.50$8.10$18.80$56.40$140
1978 - Double 8 ---$9.10$23.10$56.20-
1978 - Double 78 ---$17.70$30.20$60.00-
1978 - Double 978 ---$25.50---
1978 - Double 1978 ----$28.90$120-

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Variety PL-60 PL-62 PL-63 PL-64 PL-65 PL-66 PL-67
1978 ---$0.75$7.80$36.80$39.20
1978 - Double 8 -------
1978 - Double 78 -------
1978 - Double 978 -------
1978 - Double 1978 -------

PL (Proof-like): Special coins struck at the Mint with a brilliant relief is struck on a brilliant field and not intended for circulation despite the fact that their composition is identical to the coins produced for circulation. If Proof-like coins have been removed from their protective envelope or original package, it is harder to differentiate them from uncirculated coins. Proof-like coins are struck up to two times on numismatic presses. Also called Brilliant uncirculated (BUNC).

Variety SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1978 -----$9.80$14.70
1978 - Double 8 -------
1978 - Double 78 -------
1978 - Double 978 -------
1978 - Double 1978 -------

SP (Specimen): Special collectors coins struck at the Mint with a frosted/mirror appearance on the design and effigy from 1996 to 2018. 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

Double 8

Only the last 8 of the date is doubled.

Double 78

Only the 7 and the last 8 of the date are doubled.

1 cent 1978 - Double 78

Double 1978

1 cent 1978 - Double 1978

Errors and varieties from the community

Mintage

  • 1 cent 1978 : 911,170,647
  • 1 cent 1978 - Double 8 : n/a
  • 1 cent 1978 - Double 78 : n/a
  • 1 cent 1978 - Double 978 : n/a
  • 1 cent 1978 - Double 1978 : n/a

Specifications - 1 cent 1978

  • Alloy: 98% copper, 0.5% tin and 1.5% zinc
  • Weight: 3.24 grams
  • Diameter : 19.05 mm, thickness: 1.55 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Reverse: G.E.Gruger-Gray
  • Designer: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Reverse: G.E.Gruger-Gray
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

Specifications - 1 cent 1978 - Double 1978

  • Alloy: 98% copper, 0.5% tin and 1.5% zinc
  • Weight: 3.24 grams
  • Diameter : 19.05 mm, thickness: 1.55 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Reverse: G.E.Gruger-Gray
  • Designer: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Reverse: G.E.Gruger-Gray
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

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

Last update : Thursday, November 8, 2018

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