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1930 Canada 1-cent F-VF (F-15) 1930 Canada 1-cent F-VF (F-15)
List Price: $6.50
Our Price: $6.00
Earn 5 points
27 in stock!
1930 Canada 1-cent Very Fine (VF-20) 1930 Canada 1-cent Very Fine (VF-20)
Our Price: $8.00
Earn 7 points
2 in stock!
1931 Canada 1-cent Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) 1931 Canada 1-cent Almost Uncirculated (AU-50)
Our Price: $25.00
Earn 23 points
1 in stock!
1931 Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40) 1931 Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40)
Our Price: $8.00
Earn 7 points
5 in stock!
1931 Canada 1-cent F-VF (F-15) 1931 Canada 1-cent F-VF (F-15)
Our Price: $2.25
Earn 2 points
46 in stock!
1931 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red & Brown 1931 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red & Brown
List Price: $550.00
Our Price: $522.50
Earn 495 points
1 in stock!
1931 Canada 1-cent Very Fine (VF-20) 1931 Canada 1-cent Very Fine (VF-20)
List Price: $3.00
Our Price: $2.50
Earn 2 points
21 in stock!
1931 Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30) 1931 Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30)
List Price: $5.50
Our Price: $5.00
Earn 5 points
29 in stock!
1932 Canada 1-cent AU-UNC (AU-55) 1932 Canada 1-cent AU-UNC (AU-55)
Our Price: $13.00
Earn 12 points
1 in stock!
1932 Canada 1-cent Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63) 1932 Canada 1-cent Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)
List Price: $75.00
Our Price: $71.25
Earn 64 points
1 in stock!
1932 Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45) 1932 Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45)
Our Price: $4.00
Earn 4 points
7 in stock!
1932 Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40) 1932 Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40)
Our Price: $2.00
Earn 2 points
62 in stock!
1932 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-63 Red 1932 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-63 Red
List Price: $75.00
Our Price: $71.25
Earn 68 points
2 in stock!
1932 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red 1932 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red
List Price: $275.00
Our Price: $261.25
Earn 248 points
3 in stock!
1932 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red (XFC 242) 1932 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red (XFC 242)
List Price: $275.00
Our Price: $261.25
Earn 248 points
1 in stock!
1932 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red (XJX 162) 1932 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red (XJX 162)
List Price: $275.00
Our Price: $261.25
Earn 248 points
1 in stock!
1932 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red (XPQ 736) 1932 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red (XPQ 736)
List Price: $275.00
Our Price: $261.25
Earn 248 points
1 in stock!
1932 Canada 1-cent UNC+ (MS-62) 1932 Canada 1-cent UNC+ (MS-62)
List Price: $30.00
Our Price: $28.50
Earn 27 points
4 in stock!
1932 Canada 1-cent Uncirculated (MS-60) 1932 Canada 1-cent Uncirculated (MS-60)
Our Price: $20.00
Earn 18 points
1 in stock!
1932 Canada 1-cent Very Fine (VF-20) 1932 Canada 1-cent Very Fine (VF-20)
Our Price: $0.75
Earn 1 points
47 in stock!
1932 Canada 1-cent Very Good (VG-8) 1932 Canada 1-cent Very Good (VG-8)
Our Price: $0.40
Earn 1 points
Out of Stock
1932 Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30) 1932 Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $1.35
Earn 1 points
114 in stock!
1933 Canada 1-cent Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) 1933 Canada 1-cent Almost Uncirculated (AU-50)
Our Price: $6.00
Earn 5 points
1 in stock!
1933 Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45) 1933 Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45)
Our Price: $4.00
Earn 4 points
3 in stock!
1933 Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40) 1933 Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40)
Our Price: $2.00
Earn 2 points
14 in stock!
1933 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red 1933 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red
List Price: $125.00
Our Price: $118.75
Earn 113 points
1 in stock!
1933 Canada 1-cent Very Fine (VF-20) 1933 Canada 1-cent Very Fine (VF-20)
Our Price: $0.75
Earn 1 points
54 in stock!
1933 Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30) 1933 Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $1.35
Earn 1 points
37 in stock!
1934 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-63 Red (XCP 054) 1934 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-63 Red (XCP 054)
List Price: $150.00
Our Price: $142.50
Earn 135 points
1 in stock!
1934 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red 1934 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red
List Price: $225.00
Our Price: $213.75
Earn 203 points
1 in stock!
1934 Canada 1-cent Very Fine (VF-20) 1934 Canada 1-cent Very Fine (VF-20)
Our Price: $1.00
Earn 1 points
4 in stock!
1934 Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30) 1934 Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $1.50
Earn 1 points
16 in stock!
1935 Canada 1-cent F-VF (F-15) 1935 Canada 1-cent F-VF (F-15)
Our Price: $0.85
Earn 1 points
22 in stock!
1935 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red (XPZ 982) 1935 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red (XPZ 982)
List Price: $175.00
Our Price: $166.25
Earn 158 points
1 in stock!
1935 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red (XSB 122) 1935 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red (XSB 122)
List Price: $175.00
Our Price: $166.25
Earn 158 points
1 in stock!
1935 Canada 1-cent UNC+ (MS-62) 1935 Canada 1-cent UNC+ (MS-62)
List Price: $30.00
Our Price: $28.50
Earn 26 points
Out of Stock
1935 Canada 1-cent Very Fine (VF-20) 1935 Canada 1-cent Very Fine (VF-20)
Our Price: $1.00
Earn 1 points
20 in stock!
1935 Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30) 1935 Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $1.50
Earn 1 points
14 in stock!
1936 Canada 1 Cent Brilliant Uncirculated Lustrous Brown (MS-63) 1936 Canada 1 Cent Brilliant Uncirculated Lustrous Brown (MS-63)
List Price: $35.00
Our Price: $32.00
Earn 29 points
1 in stock!
1936 Canada 1-cent AU-UNC (AU-55) 1936 Canada 1-cent AU-UNC (AU-55)
Our Price: $11.50
Earn 10 points
1 in stock!
1936 Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45) 1936 Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45)
Our Price: $4.00
Earn 4 points
1 in stock!
1936 Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40) 1936 Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40)
Our Price: $2.00
Earn 2 points
3 in stock!
1936 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-63 Red (XCP 055) 1936 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-63 Red (XCP 055)
List Price: $100.00
Our Price: $95.00
Earn 90 points
1 in stock!
1936 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red (XFC 246) 1936 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red (XFC 246)
List Price: $100.00
Our Price: $95.00
Earn 90 points
1 in stock!
1936 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red (XJX 164) 1936 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red (XJX 164)
List Price: $100.00
Our Price: $95.00
Earn 90 points
1 in stock!
1936 Canada 1-cent Very Fine (VF-20) 1936 Canada 1-cent Very Fine (VF-20)
Our Price: $1.00
Earn 1 points
71 in stock!
1936 Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30) 1936 Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $1.50
Earn 1 points
25 in stock!
1937 Canada 1-cent Circulated 1937 Canada 1-cent Circulated
Our Price: $1.00
Earn 1 points
23 in stock!
1938 Canada 1-cent Circulated 1938 Canada 1-cent Circulated
Our Price: $0.75
Earn 1 points
22 in stock!
1938 Canada 1-cent ICCS Certified MS-65 Red 1938 Canada 1-cent ICCS Certified MS-65 Red
List Price: $65.00
Our Price: $54.95
Earn 49 points
10 in stock!
1939 Canada 1-cent Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) 1939 Canada 1-cent Almost Uncirculated (AU-50)
List Price: $1.50
Our Price: $1.25
Earn 1 points
3 in stock!
1939 Canada 1-cent Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63) 1939 Canada 1-cent Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)
Our Price: $10.00
Earn 9 points
6 in stock!
1939 Canada 1-cent Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64) 1939 Canada 1-cent Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64)
Our Price: $15.00
Earn 14 points
3 in stock!
1939 Canada 1-cent Circulated 1939 Canada 1-cent Circulated
Our Price: $0.75
Earn 1 points
29 in stock!
   
 

1 Cent Coin 1930-1939

The Canadian penny may not seem like an interesting coin but it most certainly is. Coin collectors from around the world collect the one cent coin of Canada, which dates back to 1858. For many years, the coin was minted by the Royal Mint of London as well as the Heaton Mint located in Birmingham, England.

By the 1930s, several changes had taken place involving the one cent coin. The minting process had moved from the Royal Mint of London to the Royal Canadian Mint. Each coin featured a reigning monarch at the time of printing with one cent coins having seen Queen Victoria, Edward VII, George V and then a new face in the late 1930s, George VI. The coin also went from being a larger piece to a smaller weight and size.

The reverse side of the coin would see a few changes. In the early 1930s, the reverse side of the one cent piece would depict two maple leaves. This design was created by Fred Lewis and took place at the same time as the diameter reduction of the coin size. In 1937, the reverse side would include a maple leaf twig on a round coin. The change was designed by G.E. Gruger-Gray whose initials are shown on the right of the design. The change was part of an effort to modernize the coins of Canada.

1936 Dot Cent

In 1936, the one cent coin minting process produced what is known as the 1936 dot cent. There were four types of the coin produced with the dot to show they were minted in 1937. The coins were completed while the mint was in the process of waiting for new dies. A delay took place due to the abdication of King Edward VIII and the need for new coins to depict the successor, George VI. In 2010, such a coin was given a graded specimen of 66 by the Professional Coin Grading Service and sold at auction for more than $400,000.

The 1937 Artistic Change

In 1937, the coin designs of Canada shifted to a more artistic approach. Each denomination had a distinctive reverse design for the new minting process. The obverse side was designed by T.H. Paget with the coin having the initials H.P. on the truncation of the bust of the coin. Kruger-Gray created the reverse maple leaf design as mentioned above.

From 1937 until a portion of 1942, the coin was struck with an alloy that consisted of 95.5% copper, 3% tin and 1.5% zinc. The alloy would change in 1942 to consist of 98% copper, .5% tin and 1.5% zinc. 3.24 grams would be the standard weight with a diameter of 19.05 mm.

After the year 1936, there would be no more rare date one cent coins of Canada. All dates from 1937 until 1952 are common in circulation and rarely have a high value.

Any coin from the 1930s in a coin collection should be appraised. Grading values will determine how much the coin is worth and if you have a rare specimen on your hands.