1 cent 1888 - Canadian coins price guide and values - Coins and Canada

1 cent 1888

1 cent 1888

1888 1-cent coins were made with dies showing a middle 8 repunched.

1 cent 1888 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.

Slide

Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1888 $2.00$2.90$4.60$5.70$9.00$13.20$27.10
1888 - Double 888 -----$30.90-
1888 - Middle 8 with bead punch -------

Select a date or variety to find the values and prices of all grades available.

Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1888 $56.60$82.00$165$330$1,100--
1888 - Double 888 -------
1888 - Middle 8 with bead punch -$100$180$370---

Select a date or variety to find the values and prices of all grades available.

View the average prices of certified 1 cent 1888 sold at auctions »

Varieties

Double 888

Double 888

Zoell #RT9e - Major coin varieties - Fourth Edition #1 - 1966

Middle 8 with bead punch

The bead punch mark is visible in the middle 8 and was made by the engraver to repair the left lower part of the digit.

1 cent 1887 - Bead punch

Errors and varieties from the community

Most of the following pictures come from the generous contribution of the community. Titles attributed to them doesn't always reflect the exact error or variety on them. Feel free to let us know in the discussion board if you see one picture that need to be fixed.

Die errors and varietiesSource
#3620 1 cent 1888 - Die clash near the queen's neck Magoo79
#768 1 cent 1888 - Die crack after Canada flavoie
#3618 1 cent 1888 - Die crack after Canada Magoo79
#3367 1 cent 1888 - Die crack after the C of Canada -
#3572 1 cent 1888 - Die crack between 2 leaves Line
#3617 1 cent 1888 - Die crack between the A and T of Gratia Magoo79
#2520 1 cent 1888 - Die crack between two leaves pascalou1975
Miscellaneous / UnclassifiedSource
#4233 1 cent 1887 - Triple 8 manny gaspar
#3814 1 cent 1888 - Bead punched middle 8Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins 65th Edition - Page 325 scott g

Mintage

  • 1 cent 1888 : 4,000,000
  • 1 cent 1888 - Double 888 : n/a
  • 1 cent 1888 - Middle 8 with bead punch :

Specifications - 1 cent 1888

  • Alloy: 95% copper, 4% tin and 1% zinc
  • Weight: 5.67 grams
  • Diameter : 25.4 mm
  • Engraver: Leonard C. Wyon and G. W. DeSaulles
  • Designer: Leonard C. Wyon and G. W. DeSaulles (SL - Small leaves)
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

Population Report

The Population Report below shows the census of certified 1 cent 1888 circulating coins by major TPG companies. PCGS and NGC specimen coins are included in Mint State grades.

Glisser

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
PCGS1690000001000231254446021833621930000
CCCS22500010441312290452471514042110694300000
NGC1370000000208000311425846212832300000
Total39400010451512372483522132613161584570982530000

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

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

Last update : Thursday, June 18, 2020

Buy 1 cent 1888 on Ebay

Back to Price Guide and Values

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter and stay updated.