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1 cent 1979

1 cent 1979
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1 cent 1979 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 1979 is $0.02.

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Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1979 ---$0.03$0.03$0.04$0.04
1979 - Double 9 -------
1979 - Double 79 -------
1979 - Double 979 -------
1979 - Double 1979 -------

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Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1979 $0.10$0.25$0.50$8.20$16.50$54.50-
1979 - Double 9 ---$12.00$18.90$21.30-
1979 - Double 79 ---$11.30$20.70$47.00-
1979 - Double 979 ---$7.30$13.30$33.80-
1979 - Double 1979 $1.95$2.90$4.90$14.70$36.80$150-

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Variety PL-60 PL-62 PL-63 PL-64 PL-65 PL-66 PL-67
1979 ---$0.75$7.80$36.80$39.20
1979 - Double 9 -------
1979 - Double 79 -------
1979 - Double 979 -------
1979 - Double 1979 -------

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
1979 -----$9.80$14.70
1979 - Double 9 -------
1979 - Double 79 -------
1979 - Double 979 -------
1979 - Double 1979 -------

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 9

1 cent 1979 - Double 9

Double 79

1 cent 1979 - Double 79

Double 979

1 cent 1979 - Double 979

Double 1979

1 cent 1979 - Double 1979

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Errors and varieties from the community

Mintage

  • 1 cent 1979 : 753,942,953
  • 1 cent 1979 - Double 9 : n/a
  • 1 cent 1979 - Double 79 : n/a
  • 1 cent 1979 - Double 979 : n/a
  • 1 cent 1979 - Double 1979 : n/a

Specifications - 1 cent 1979

  • 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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