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1 dollar 1949

1 dollar 1949
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Although it is now a fairly common practice, the use of our coinage to commemorate a special event was relatively rare prior to the 1960s. The principal coin used for commemorative purposes has been the dollar. One of the most attractive of these coins is the one issued nearly thirty years ago to mark the entry of Newfoundland into Confederation... Read more »

1 dollar 1949 prices and values

The minimum value of a 1 dollar 1949 is $12.75, due to the value of the metal that composes it.

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a 1 dollar 1949 varies. Below, the details of the value of the coin according to its grade. To help you know the meaning of grades such as G4, VG8, F12, VF20, EF40, AU50, MS60, etc., you can jump to the grading section.

1 dollar 1949 values of circulating coins1


Year AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1949 -$12.90$12.90$23.50$28.40$29.80$32.90

1 dollar 1949 values of uncirculated coins2


Year MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1949 $37.20$40.60$43.90$51.10$86.40$200$1,000

1 dollar 1949 PL3


Year PL-60 PL-62 PL-63 PL-64 PL-65 PL-66 PL-67
1949 ---$76.00$150$250-

1 dollar 1949 SP3


Year SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1949 --$780$1,370$1,670--

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More errors and varieties


  • 1 dollar 1949 : 672 218


  • Alloy: 80% silver, 20% copper
  • Weight: 23.33 grams
  • Diameter : 36.00 mm, thickness 2.84 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: T. H. Paget, Reverse: Ernest Maunder, Thomas Shingles
  • Designer: Obverse: T. H. Paget, Reverse: Ernest Maunder, Thomas Shingles
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑


  • - : No value assigned for this grade.
  • : Lower value by more than 2.1% since last update.
  • : Higher value by more than 2.1% since last update.


  1. The value of a 1 dollar 1949 circulating coin generally concerns coins with an apparent wear due to the circulation. These coins rarely retain their original luster.
  2. The value of a 1 dollar 1949 uncirculating coin generally concerns coins without visible wear. These coins generally retain their original luster.
  3. PL and SP coins come from uncirculated sets. They are made with a better quality than coins destined to the circulation.
  4. The values displayed on this page are in Canadian dollars.

Last update : Friday, November 24, 2017

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