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1 cent 1896

1 cent 1896
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1 cent 1896 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
1896 $1.75$2.90$5.70$7.20$12.40$16.30$26.80
1896 - Far 6 $15.00$30.00$31.90$39.20$50.10$78.40$120
Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1896 $58.60$81.90$180$360$1,090--
1896 - Far 6 $250$320$630$1,100---

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Varieties

Far 6

Because the 9 and 6 were handpunched on each die, the position of the 6 may vary. Approximately, 50 dies were used. Various editors and certification companies stopped to recognize this variety because of this. There is no consensus on what is the exact position of the 6 that is accepted as the standard. Some 1896 1-cent coins previously certified are still being sold at a premium price.

Below, an example of one of the Far 6 possibilities

1 cent 1859 - Far 6

Zoell #J16b - Major coin varieties - Fourth Edition #1 - 1966

Errors and varieties from the community

Mintage

  • 1 cent 1896 : 2 000 000
  • 1 cent 1896 - Far 6 : Included

Specifications - 1 cent 1896

  • 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: ↑↑

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

Last update : Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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