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1 cent 1981

1 cent 1981
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1 cent 1981 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 1981 is $0.02.

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Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1981 ---$0.02$0.02$0.03$0.04

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Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1981 $0.10$0.25$2.00$9.00$20.40$160-

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Variety PL-60 PL-62 PL-63 PL-64 PL-65 PL-66 PL-67
1981 ---$1.00$8.00$41.70-

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
1981 -----$9.80$19.60

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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Errors and varieties from the community
Planchet errors and varieties
#10 1 cent 1981 - Clipped killerbee
#560 1 cent 1981 - Clipped Lightw4re
#940 1 cent 1981 - Clipped Ana´s
#1046 1 cent 1981 - Clipped flavoie
#1047 1 cent 1981 - Clipped flavoie
#3197 1 cent 1981 - Clipped ainsivalavie
#3198 1 cent 1981 - Clipped ainsivalavie
#3199 1 cent 1981 - Clipped ainsivalavie
#3200 1 cent 1981 - Clipped ainsivalavie
#30 1 cent 1981 - Double clipped DaKaMis
#81 1 cent 1981 - Double clipped jess
#2642 1 cent 1981 - Double clipped ziphandel2
#1074 1 cent 1981 - Flaw planchet (lamination) Chemicalpete
Die errors and varieties
#3536 1 cent 1981 - Double Canada bidjobi
#3966 1 cent 1981 - Die chip in the G of KG PIERRE-JEAN
#1726 1 cent 1981 - Die chip under the first A of Canada Sonic
#3596 1 cent 1981 - Die chip under the last A of Canada bidjobi
#3963 1 cent 1859 - Die clash under the queen's chin fizzz
#2090 1 cent 1981 - Die clash above the date Jcc1966
#3936 1 cent 1981 - Die crack under C of Canada bidjobi
#3573 1 cent 1981 - Filling under the leaves ainsivalavie
#2006 1 cent 1981 - Retained broken die at the top of the reverse lamothe
Strike errors and varieties
#1040 1 cent 1981 - Capped die flavoie
#2028 1 cent 1981 - Capped die abderrahime
#2538 1 cent 1981 - Double struck : reverse on reverse Double frappe : avers sur avers Abikida
Miscellaneous / Unclassified
#3908 1 cent 1981 - Attached beads above Regina bidjobi
#1400 1 cent 1981 - Denticles on collar dlavoie
#3594 1 cent 1981 - Double denticles at the left of the reverse bidjobi
#3595 1 cent 1981 - Double denticles at the right of the reverse bidjobi
#3895 1 cent 1981 - Mark above the last 1 of 1981 bidjobi
#3537 1 cent 1981 - Mark above the last 1 of the date bidjobi

Mintage

  • 1 cent 1981 : 1,209,468,500

Specifications

  • Alloy: 98% copper, 0.5% tin and 1.5% zinc
  • Weight: 2.8 grams
  • Diameter : 19.00 mm, thickness: 1.38 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Reverse: G.E.Kruger-Gray
  • Designer: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Reverse: G.E.Kruger-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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