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1 cent 1891

1 cent 1891
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1 cent 1891 prices and values

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a 1 cent 1891 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 1891 values of circulating coins1

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Year AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1891 - LL - LD - Obverse # 2 $4.60$9.00$12.30$17.00$26.00$47.90$93.30
1891 - LL - LD - Obverse # 3 $4.40$9.00$13.00$19.70$30.00$55.00$100
1891 - LL - SD - Obverse # 2 $54.50$67.50$96.70$120$170$290$540
1891 - LL - SD - Obverse # 3 $58.50$70.00$93.10$140$190$280$540
1891 - SL - SD - Obverse # 2 $26.40$55.00$100$140$220$360$590
1891 - SL - SD - Obverse # 3 $24.50$40.00$68.30$93.30$130$210$310

1 cent 1891 values of uncirculated coins2

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Year MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1891 - LL - LD - Obverse # 2 $190$240$770$910$3,550--
1891 - LL - LD - Obverse # 3 $230$300$670$930$2,830--
1891 - LL - SD - Obverse # 2 $1,180$1,800$4,980$13,640---
1891 - LL - SD - Obverse # 3 $1,280$1,800$5,630----
1891 - SL - SD - Obverse # 2 $1,300$1,500$3,950----
1891 - SL - SD - Obverse # 3 $580$650$1,790$2,800$7,500--

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Errors and varieties

LL - LD - Obverse # 2

Obverse #2 : Pointed double chin and pointed nose.

Obverse #2

Zoell #K6c - Major coin varieties - Fourth Edition #1 - 1966

Large Date (LD)

Large date

Zoell #A11 - Variety Catalog - 2nd Edition - 1962

Large Leaves (LL)

Large leaves

Zoell #X11b - Major coin varieties - Third Edition - Part #1 - 1965

LL - LD - Obverse # 3

Obverse #3

Obverse #3

Large Date (LD)

Large date

Zoell #A11 - Variety Catalog - 2nd Edition - 1962

Large Leaves (LL)

Large leaves

Zoell #X11b - Major coin varieties - Third Edition - Part #1 - 1965

LL - SD - Obverse # 2

Obverse #2 : Pointed double chin and pointed nose.

Obverse #2

Zoell #K6c - Major coin varieties - Fourth Edition #1 - 1966

Small Date (SD)

Small date

Zoell #X11s - Variety Catalog - 2nd Edition - 1962

Large Leaves (LL)

Large leaves

Zoell #X11b - Major coin varieties - Third Edition - Part #1 - 1965

LL - SD - Obverse # 3

Obverse #3

Obverse #3

Small Date (SD)

Small date

Zoell #X11s - Variety Catalog - 2nd Edition - 1962

Large Leaves (LL)

Large leaves

Zoell #X11b - Major coin varieties - Third Edition - Part #1 - 1965

SL - SD - Obverse # 2

Obverse #2 : Pointed double chin and pointed nose.

Obverse #2

Zoell #K6c - Major coin varieties - Fourth Edition #1 - 1966

Small Date (SD)

Small date

Zoell #X11s - Variety Catalog - 2nd Edition - 1962

Small Leaves (SL)

Small leaves

Zoell #X11s - Variety Catalog - 2nd Edition - 1962

SL - SD - Obverse # 3

Obverse #3

Obverse #3

Small date (SD)

Small date

Zoell #X11s - Variety Catalog - 2nd Edition - 1962

Small Leaves (SL)

Small Leaves

Zoell #X11s - Variety Catalog - 2nd Edition - 1962

More errors and varieties

Mintage

  • 1 cent 1891 - LL - LD - Obverse # 2 : 800 000
  • 1 cent 1891 - LL - LD - Obverse # 3 : Included
  • 1 cent 1891 - LL - SD - Obverse # 2 : Included
  • 1 cent 1891 - LL - SD - Obverse # 3 : Included
  • 1 cent 1891 - SL - SD - Obverse # 2 : Included
  • 1 cent 1891 - SL - SD - Obverse # 3 : Included

Specifications - 1 cent 1891 - LL - LD - Obverse # 2

  • 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: ↑↑

Specifications - 1 cent 1891 - SL - SD - Obverse # 3

  • 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

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Notes

  1. The value of a 1 cent 1891 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 1891 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 : Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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