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1 cent 1859

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1 cent 1859
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The 1 cent 1859 1-cent coin is one of the most collected and studied by canadian coins collectors.

1 cent 1859 prices and values

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a 1 cent 1859 varies. Below, the details of the value of the coin according to its grade. To help you to know the meaning of grades such as G4, VG8, F12, VF20, EF40, AU50, MS60, etc., you can jump to the grading section.

1 cent 1859 values of circulating coins1

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Year AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1859 - Narrow 9 $ 3.20$ 6.50$ 7.70$ 11$ 16$ 27$ 38
1859 - W9/8 ↑↑ $ 15$ 23$ 47$ 69$ 93$ 150$ 250
1859 - W9/8 ↑↓ $ 250$ 490$ 670$ 1 100$ 1 900$ 3 500$ 5 100
1859 - DP N9 # 1 $ 65$ 160$ 280$ 360$ 480$ 760$ 1 400
1859 - DP N9 # 2 $ 30$ 45$ 87$ 130$ 170$ 280$ 460
1859 - DP N9 # 3 $ 31$ 98$ 150$ 200$ 300$ 480$ 920
1859 - DP N9 # 4 $ 30$ 75$ 120$ 170$ 250$ 380$ 700
1859 - DP N9 # 5 $ 73$ 150$ 280$ 350$ 500$ 810$ 1 600
1859 - Narrow 9 - TP1 $ 120$ 260$ 320$ 380$ 480$ 900$ 2 500
1859 - Narrow 9 - Low 9 $ 5.90$ 12$ 14$ 15$ 23$ 40$ 65
1859 - Brass $ 5 000$ 11 200$ 16 300$ 20 300$ 30 000--

1 cent 1859 values of uncirculated coins2

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Year MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1859 - Narrow 9 $ 77$ 110$ 290$ 560$ 2 100--
1859 - W9/8 ↑↑ $ 500$ 1 000$ 2 100$ 4 800$ 15 500--
1859 - W9/8 ↑↓ $ 5 300$ 7 000-----
1859 - DP N9 # 1 $ 2 600$ 3 800$ 8 600----
1859 - DP N9 # 2 $ 1 000$ 1 600$ 3 800----
1859 - DP N9 # 3 $ 2 000$ 6 300$ 11 000----
1859 - DP N9 # 4 $ 1 500$ 4 300$ 7 400----
1859 - DP N9 # 5 $ 3 500$ 8 000$ 12 800----
1859 - Narrow 9 - TP1 -------
1859 - Narrow 9 - Low 9 $ 170$ 200$ 540$ 1 100$ 3 100--
1859 - Brass -------

1 cent 1859 PL3

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Year PL-60 PL-62 PL-63 PL-64 PL-65 PL-66 PL-67
1859 - Narrow 9 -------
1859 - W9/8 ↑↑ -------
1859 - W9/8 ↑↓ -------
1859 - DP N9 # 1 --$ 2 500$ 3 100$ 4 000--
1859 - DP N9 # 2 -------
1859 - DP N9 # 3 -------
1859 - DP N9 # 4 -------
1859 - DP N9 # 5 -------
1859 - Narrow 9 - TP1 -------
1859 - Narrow 9 - Low 9 -------
1859 - Brass -------

1 cent 1859 SP3

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Year SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1859 - Narrow 9 --$ 2 000$ 3 200$ 4 000--
1859 - W9/8 ↑↑ ----$ 5 600--
1859 - W9/8 ↑↓ --$ 1 900$ 3 200$ 4 000--
1859 - DP N9 # 1 ----$ 5 500--
1859 - DP N9 # 2 ----$ 2 700--
1859 - DP N9 # 3 ----$ 2 600--
1859 - DP N9 # 4 -------
1859 - DP N9 # 5 -------
1859 - Narrow 9 - TP1 -------
1859 - Narrow 9 - Low 9 -------
1859 - Brass -------

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Errors and varieties

Narrow 9

It's the most common variety of the 1859 1-cent coin. There is no Narrow 9 variety.

W9/8 ↑↑

W9/8 : Means that the nine 9 has been strike over the last eight of a 1858 1-cent coin.

1 cent 1859 - W9/8

↑↑ : This is the (die axis) of the coin.

Médaille

W9/8 ↑↓

W9/8 : Means that the nine 9 has been strike over the last eight of a 1858 1-cent coin.

1 cent 1859 - W9/8

↑↑ : This is the (die axis) of the coin.

Coinage

DP N9 # 1

1 cent 1859

DP N9 # 2

1 cent 1859

DP N9 # 3

1 cent 1859 - Double punch # 3

DP N9 # 4

1 cent 1859 - Double punch

DP N9 # 5

N/A

Narrow 9 - TP1

1 cent 1859 - TP1

Narrow 9 - Low 9

The digit 9 is lower than usual.

1 cent 1859 - Low 9

Brass

The color of that coin looks like a little more yellow than usual.

1 cent 1859 - Brass

More errors and varieties

Mintage

  • 1 cent 1859 - Narrow 9 : 9 579 000
  • 1 cent 1859 - W9/8 ↑↑ : Included
  • 1 cent 1859 - W9/8 ↑↓ : Included
  • 1 cent 1859 - DP N9 # 1 : Included
  • 1 cent 1859 - DP N9 # 2 : Included
  • 1 cent 1859 - DP N9 # 3 : Included
  • 1 cent 1859 - DP N9 # 4 : Included
  • 1 cent 1859 - DP N9 # 5 : Included
  • 1 cent 1859 - Narrow 9 - TP1 : Included
  • 1 cent 1859 - Narrow 9 - Low 9 : Included
  • 1 cent 1859 - Brass : Included

Specifications - 1 cent 1859 - Narrow 9

  • Alloy: 95% copper, 4% tin and 1% zinc
  • Weight: 4.54 grams
  • Diameter : 25.4 mm
  • Engraver: Leonard C. Wyon
  • Designer: Leonard C. Wyon
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

Specifications - 1 cent 1859 - Narrow 9 - TP1

  • Alloy: 95% copper, 4% tin and 1% zinc
  • Weight: 4.54 grams
  • Diameter : 25.4 mm
  • Engraver: Leonard C. Wyon
  • Designer: Leonard C. Wyon
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

Legend

  • - : indicates that there's no value attributed to this grade.
  • : indicates that the value is going down.
  • : indicates that the value is going up.

Notes

  1. The value of a 1 cent 1859 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 cent 1859 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 : Thursday, December 12, 2013

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