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1 cent 1859

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. There are over 200 known varieties.

After the Province of Canada was formed in 1841 through the union of the colonies of Lower Canada and Upper Canada, the new government decided to mint coins for the new Province because coins were scarce. But it took many years to persuade the British government that it was in the best interests of both Canada and Britain. Read more »

1 cent 1859 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.

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Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1859 - Narrow 9 $3.20$3.40$5.30$6.60$10.90$14.50$27.80
1859 - W9/8 ↑↑ $15.40$25.10$44.10$65.10$85.50$140$230
1859 - W9/8 ↑↓ $200$250$440$830$1,320$2,450$3,430
1859 - DP N9 # 1 $65.00$200$290$350$460$680$1,190
1859 - DP N9 # 2 $30.30$53.90$79.60$130$150$240$490
1859 - DP N9 # 3 $30.60$78.40$110$150$230$400$860
1859 - DP N9 # 4 $30.30$63.70$100$150$240$390$790
1859 - DP N9 # 5 $72.80$140$230$340$490$860$1,740
1859 - Narrow 9 - TP1 $120$150$200$340$440$780-
1859 - Narrow 9 - Low 9 $5.90$6.90$8.80$10.80$14.70$24.50$44.10
1859 - 9/6 (Narrow 9/Inverted 9) --$340$440$590$1,180$2,740
1859 - Narrow 9 - Brass -$14,400$19,600$24,500$34,300--

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Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1859 - Narrow 9 $74.10$120$230$440$1,860--
1859 - W9/8 ↑↑ $460$830$1,950$2,020---
1859 - W9/8 ↑↓ $4,900$6,900$10,000$14,000---
1859 - DP N9 # 1 $2,210$3,280$7,400----
1859 - DP N9 # 2 $930$1,570$2,900$3,390---
1859 - DP N9 # 3 $1,570------
1859 - DP N9 # 4 $1,470-$4,310----
1859 - DP N9 # 5 $4,770------
1859 - Narrow 9 - TP1 -------
1859 - Narrow 9 - Low 9 $90.30$180$430$1,080$2,910--
1859 - 9/6 (Narrow 9/Inverted 9) -------
1859 - Narrow 9 - Brass -------

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Variety SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1859 - Narrow 9 --$1,960$2,940$3,920--
1859 - W9/8 ↑↑ -------
1859 - W9/8 ↑↓ --$1,960$2,940$3,920--
1859 - DP N9 # 1 --$1,960$2,940$3,920--
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 - 9/6 (Narrow 9/Inverted 9) -------
1859 - Narrow 9 - Brass -------

SP (Specimen): Special collectors coins struck at the Mint with a frosted/mirror appearance on the design and effigy from 1996 to 2019. 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

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

1 cent 1859 - DP5

Narrow 9 - TP1

1 cent 1859 - TP1

Narrow 9 - Low 9

The digit 9 is lower than usual.

1 cent 1859 - Low 9

9/6 (Narrow 9/Inverted 9)

1 cent 1859 - 9 étroit - 9/6

Narrow 9 - Brass

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

1 cent 1859 - Brass

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.

Planchet errors and varieties
#1996 1 cent 1859 - Flaw planchet abderrahime
Die errors and varieties
#1432 1 cent 1859 - Die clash on obverse priv@t3
#3962 1 cent 1859 - Die clash on reverse killerbee
#140 1 cent 1859 - Die clashes above 59 Fiston2005
#3224 1 cent 1859 - Quadruple die clash Chemicalpete
#3343 1 cent 1859 - Die crack after Canada -
#46 1 cent 1859 - Die crack at the top of the C of Victoria al
#70 1 cent 1859 - Die crack between Dei and Gratia Robert
#3346 1 cent 1859 - Die crack between the N and A of Regina -
#119 1 cent 1859 - Die crack between the R and E of ReginaZoell #FLP2f - Minor Coin Varieties - 4th Edition - 1968 patrjck
#1067 1 cent 1859 - Die crack between two leaves Lefreak
#19 1 cent 1859 - Die crack in the legend greatgaet
#1296 1 cent 1859 - Die crack on obverse -
#1586 1 cent 1859 - Die crack on reverse gilles@+
#1238 1 cent 1859 - Die crack on the C of CanadaZoell #FL2c - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 flavoie
#3901 1 cent 1859 - Die crack on the first A of Gratia bidjobi
#1239 1 cent 1859 - Die crack on the G of Regina flavoie
#3345 1 cent 1859 - Die crack on the I of Regina -
#1240 1 cent 1859 - Die crack on the last A of GratiaZoell #L1h - Minor Coin Varieties - 4th Edition - 1968 flavoie
#3344 1 cent 1859 - Die crack on the R of Victoria -
#664 1 cent 1859 - Die crack under C of Cent Lightw4re
#1299 1 cent 1859 - Linked Canada -
#3118 1 cent 1859 - Double I deof Regina -
#2448 1 cent 1859 - Double last A of Canada -
#690 1 cent 1859 - Double legend Lightw4re
#1298 1 cent 1859 - DP Variation -
#3840 1 cent 1859 - Narrow 9 over 6Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins 65th Edition - Page 294 François Rufiange
#3804 1 cent 1859 - Repunched 1Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins 65th Edition - Page 295 scott g
#3809 1 cent 1859 - Repunched 9Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins 65th Edition - Page 288 scott g
#3841 1 cent 1859 - Repunched C of Canada François Rufiange
#3843 1 cent 1859 - Repunched D of Canada François Rufiange
#874 1 cent 1859 - Repunched die on both sides patrjck
#2573 1 cent 1859 - Repunched I of Regina Pierre V
#3842 1 cent 1859 - Repunched N of Canada François Rufiange
#3806 1 cent 1859 - Repunched O in OneCharlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins 65th Edition - Page 274 scott g
#2641 1 cent 1859 - Repunched R of Gratia WhiteDot59
#3803 1 cent 1859 - Repunched T of CentCharlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins 65th Edition - Page 300 scott g
#2512 1 cent 1859 - Triple G Don Mckenzie
#178 1 cent 1859 - Near 9, narrow date johnpitch1
Strike errors and varieties
#3805 1 cent 1859 - Offset strike scott g
Miscellaneous / Unclassified
#3616 1 cent 1859 - Cracked planchet Dot36
#3599 1 cent 1859 - Double 1&5 ainsivalavie
#2200 1 cent 1859 - Double 185 ainsivalavie
#1297 1 cent 1859 - Double 5Zoell #R2a - Major Coin Varieties - 4th Edition - 1966 -
#2060 1 cent 1859 - Double 5 philippe gaudreault
#1295 1 cent 1859 - Double 59 -
#1925 1 cent 1859 - Double 8 -
#3598 1 cent 1859 - Double dot between Regina and Canada ainsivalavie
#47 1 cent 1859 - Letters R and E incomplete in Regina priv@t3

Mintage

  • 1 cent 1859 - Narrow 9 : 8,150,000
  • 1 cent 1859 - W9/8 ↑↑ : n/a
  • 1 cent 1859 - W9/8 ↑↓ : n/a
  • 1 cent 1859 - DP N9 # 1 : n/a
  • 1 cent 1859 - DP N9 # 2 : n/a
  • 1 cent 1859 - DP N9 # 3 : n/a
  • 1 cent 1859 - DP N9 # 4 : n/a
  • 1 cent 1859 - DP N9 # 5 : n/a
  • 1 cent 1859 - Narrow 9 - TP1 : n/a
  • 1 cent 1859 - Narrow 9 - Low 9 : n/a
  • 1 cent 1859 - 9/6 (Narrow 9/Inverted 9) : n/a
  • 1 cent 1859 - Narrow 9 - Brass : n/a

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: ↑↑

Population Report

The Population Report below shows the census of certified 1 cent 1859 circulating coins by major TPG companies.

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
PCGS7770000014510714223756654028477346761521171210000
CCCS84103820416140878311101390983547019101301176200000
NGC569000501402709100049245913474516184576291010000
Total1621038254176441199320914161372031241464111312833241322351522420000

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

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

Last update : Wednesday, July 31, 2019