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1940 Canada 1-cent Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) 1940 Canada 1-cent Almost Uncirculated (AU-50)
Our Price: $1.00
Earn 1 points
16 in stock!
1940 Canada 1-cent AU-UNC (AU-55) 1940 Canada 1-cent AU-UNC (AU-55)
Our Price: $2.00
Earn 2 points
19 in stock!
1940 Canada 1-cent Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63) 1940 Canada 1-cent Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)
Our Price: $10.00
Earn 9 points
7 in stock!
1940 Canada 1-cent Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64) 1940 Canada 1-cent Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64)
Our Price: $20.00
Earn 18 points
5 in stock!
1940 Canada 1-cent Circulated 1940 Canada 1-cent Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
14 in stock!
1940 Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45) 1940 Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45)
Our Price: $0.85
Earn 1 points
4 in stock!
1940 Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40) 1940 Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40)
Our Price: $0.75
Earn 1 points
27 in stock!
1940 Canada 1-cent UNC+ (MS-62) 1940 Canada 1-cent UNC+ (MS-62)
Our Price: $5.00
Earn 5 points
15 in stock!
1940 Canada 1-cent Uncirculated (MS-60) 1940 Canada 1-cent Uncirculated (MS-60)
Our Price: $3.00
Earn 3 points
13 in stock!
1941 Canada 1-cent Circulated 1941 Canada 1-cent Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
11 in stock!
1941 Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40) 1941 Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40)
Our Price: $1.00
Earn 1 points
2 in stock!
1941 Canada 1-cent Uncirculated (MS-60) 1941 Canada 1-cent Uncirculated (MS-60)
List Price: $10.00
Our Price: $8.00
Earn 7 points
1 in stock!
1942 Canada 1-cent AU-UNC (AU-55) 1942 Canada 1-cent AU-UNC (AU-55)
Our Price: $5.00
Earn 5 points
1 in stock!
1942 Canada 1-cent Circulated 1942 Canada 1-cent Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
10 in stock!
1942 Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45) 1942 Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45)
Our Price: $1.35
Earn 1 points
2 in stock!
1943 Canada 1-cent Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63) 1943 Canada 1-cent Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)
Our Price: $25.00
Earn 23 points
7 in stock!
1943 Canada 1-cent Circulated 1943 Canada 1-cent Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
15 in stock!
1943 Canada 1-cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red 1943 Canada 1-cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red
List Price: $50.00
Our Price: $45.00
Earn 41 points
43 in stock!
1943 Canada 1-cent ICCS Certified MS-65 Red 1943 Canada 1-cent ICCS Certified MS-65 Red
List Price: $250.00
Our Price: $200.00
Earn 180 points
9 in stock!
1944 Canada 1-cent Circulated 1944 Canada 1-cent Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
6 in stock!
1944 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red 1944 Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red
List Price: $180.00
Our Price: $171.00
Earn 162 points
1 in stock!
1945 Canada 1-cent Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) 1945 Canada 1-cent Almost Uncirculated (AU-50)
Our Price: $1.00
Earn 1 points
6 in stock!
1945 Canada 1-cent AU-UNC (AU-55) 1945 Canada 1-cent AU-UNC (AU-55)
List Price: $2.00
Our Price: $1.50
Earn 1 points
8 in stock!
1945 Canada 1-cent Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63) 1945 Canada 1-cent Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)
Our Price: $23.00
Earn 21 points
21 in stock!
1945 Canada 1-cent Circulated 1945 Canada 1-cent Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
21 in stock!
1945 Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45) 1945 Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45)
Our Price: $0.75
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1 in stock!
1945 Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40) 1945 Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40)
Our Price: $0.50
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1 in stock!
1945 Canada 1-cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red (XPQ747) 1945 Canada 1-cent ICCS Certified MS-64 Red (XPQ747)
List Price: $50.00
Our Price: $45.00
Earn 43 points
1 in stock!
1945 Canada 1-cent UNC+ (MS-62) 1945 Canada 1-cent UNC+ (MS-62)
List Price: $8.00
Our Price: $6.00
Earn 5 points
30 in stock!
1945 Canada 1-cent Uncirculated (MS-60) 1945 Canada 1-cent Uncirculated (MS-60)
Our Price: $3.00
Earn 3 points
25 in stock!
1946 Canada 1 Cent Brilliant Uncirculated R & B (MS-63 1946 Canada 1 Cent Brilliant Uncirculated R & B (MS-63
Our Price: $12.00
Earn 11 points
5 in stock!
1946 Canada 1-cent Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63) 1946 Canada 1-cent Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)
Our Price: $15.00
Earn 14 points
14 in stock!
1946 Canada 1-cent Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64) 1946 Canada 1-cent Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64)
List Price: $30.00
Our Price: $28.50
Earn 23 points
3 in stock!
1946 Canada 1-cent Circulated 1946 Canada 1-cent Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
23 in stock!
1946 Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45) 1946 Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45)
Our Price: $0.75
Earn 1 points
3 in stock!
1947 Canada 1 Cent Brilliant Uncirculated R & B (MS-63) 1947 Canada 1 Cent Brilliant Uncirculated R & B (MS-63)
Our Price: $9.00
Earn 8 points
6 in stock!
1947 Canada 1-cent Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) 1947 Canada 1-cent Almost Uncirculated (AU-50)
Our Price: $1.00
Earn 1 points
8 in stock!
1947 Canada 1-cent Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63) 1947 Canada 1-cent Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)
Our Price: $12.00
Earn 11 points
10 in stock!
1947 Canada 1-cent Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64) 1947 Canada 1-cent Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64)
Our Price: $20.00
Earn 18 points
6 in stock!
1947 Canada 1-cent Circulated 1947 Canada 1-cent Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
16 in stock!
1947 Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45) 1947 Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45)
Our Price: $0.75
Earn 1 points
8 in stock!
1947 Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40) 1947 Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40)
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
6 in stock!
1947 Canada 1-cent UNC+ (MS-62) 1947 Canada 1-cent UNC+ (MS-62)
Our Price: $5.00
Earn 5 points
8 in stock!
1947 Maple Leaf Canada 1-cent Circulated 1947 Maple Leaf Canada 1-cent Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
17 in stock!
1947 Maple Leaf Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40) 1947 Maple Leaf Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40)
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
Out of Stock
1948 A Between Denticles Canada 1-cent Circulated 1948 A Between Denticles Canada 1-cent Circulated
Our Price: $0.75
Earn 1 points
11 in stock!
1948 A Between Denticles Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45) 1948 A Between Denticles Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45)
Our Price: $1.25
Earn 1 points
Out of Stock
1948 A Between Denticles Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30) 1948 A Between Denticles Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $0.75
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Out of Stock
1948 A To Denticle Canada 1-cent Circulated 1948 A To Denticle Canada 1-cent Circulated
Our Price: $0.75
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13 in stock!
1948 A To Denticle Canada 1-cent UNC+ (MS-62) 1948 A To Denticle Canada 1-cent UNC+ (MS-62)
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Out of Stock
1948 A To Denticle Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30) 1948 A To Denticle Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $0.75
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Out of Stock
1949 A Between Denticles Canada 1-cent Choice BU (MS-64) 1949 A Between Denticles Canada 1-cent Choice BU (MS-64)
List Price: $20.00
Our Price: $15.00
Earn 14 points
23 in stock!
1949 A Between Denticles Canada 1-cent Circulated 1949 A Between Denticles Canada 1-cent Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
29 in stock!
1949 A Between Denticles Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45) 1949 A Between Denticles Canada 1-cent EF-AU (EF-45)
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3 in stock!
1949 A Between Denticles Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40) 1949 A Between Denticles Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40)
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3 in stock!
1949 A Between Denticles Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30) 1949 A Between Denticles Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $0.50
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Out of Stock
1949 A To Denticle Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40) 1949 A To Denticle Canada 1-cent Extra Fine (EF-40)
List Price: $25.00
Our Price: $22.00
Earn 21 points
2 in stock!
1949 A To Denticle Canada 1-cent F-VF (F-15) 1949 A To Denticle Canada 1-cent F-VF (F-15)
Our Price: $12.50
Earn 11 points
3 in stock!
1949 A to Denticle Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified EF-45 1949 A to Denticle Canada 1-Cent ICCS Certified EF-45
List Price: $33.00
Our Price: $31.35
Earn 30 points
1 in stock!
1949 A To Denticle Canada 1-cent Very Fine (VF-20) 1949 A To Denticle Canada 1-cent Very Fine (VF-20)
List Price: $15.00
Our Price: $12.00
Earn 11 points
9 in stock!
1949 A To Denticle Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30) 1949 A To Denticle Canada 1-cent VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $20.00
Earn 19 points
8 in stock!
   
 

1 Cent Coins from 1940-1949

While the one cent coin is no longer in circulation in Canada, the coin is still a highly collectible item. Having first been introduced in 1858, the one cent coin would be minted until 2012 when the Royal Canadian Mint decided to cease production. The coin would stop being distributed in February of 2013. The coin is still legal tender and many find it to be a collector’s item depending on the year and rarity, among other factors.

History of the One Cent Coin

The first one cent coin of Canada was minted in 1858 with a weight of 4.54 grams and 25.4 millimeters in diameter. The coins were created to bring order to the monetary system of Canada, which had previously relied on British coins, bank and commercial tokens along with United States currency and Spanish milled dollars. The specifications of the coin were decided upon to be able to use the coins as measuring tools.

The coins were quite light in weight when compared to previously used coins which made the one cent coin not accepted by the public of Canada. New cents were produced with an increased weight requirement by 1876 with large cents minted from 1858 until 1920 when changes were made, introducing smaller coins.

Basics of the 1940s coins

Each coin minted in Canada includes an image of the reigning monarch on the obverse side. In the 1940s, this was George VI. The reverse side of the coin included the image of a maple leaf twig. This design was created by G.E. Kruger-Gray in 1937 in an effort to modernize the coins of Canada.

1947 Maple Leaf Issue

The one cent coin was rather basic in the 1940s with no significant changes until 1947. The year 1947 was when India received its independence. Because of this, the IND IMP marking, standing for India’s Emperor, was to be removed from coins of the British Commonwealth dated after 1947. The new designs were prepared for England but for Canada, the new designs were not ready until 1948.

Because of this, the coins struck for 1948 were dated 1947 but had a small maple leaf located after the date. This would indicate that the coin was minted in 1948. Because of this change, there are sought after coins from this era. Pointed and blunt 7’s determined by the shape of the point for the 7 that is located next to the maple twig can be found on these coins. It is rarer to find a blunt 7 than a pointed 7 but the value is basically the same.

With the design changes, the new inscription read “GEORGEIVS, VI DIE GRATIA REX”. This inscription would remain on the one cent coin until 1952. The 1948 and 1949 one cent coin can have a variety in which the obverse has a final A of GRATIA between two denticles or point directly at a denticle which makes the coin rare.

This era of one cent coins is one that can offer value. Be sure to have any coins from 1940 to 1949 reviewed to ensure the proper value.