1 Cent - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

Features

Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1953-1964
Value 1 Cent
0.01 CAD = USD 0.0074
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Bronze (.980 Cu, .005 Sn, .015 Zn)
Weight 3.24 g
Diameter 19.05 mm
Thickness 1.65 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 433
References KM# 49,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 48
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Bust of Queen Elizabeth II, as at 27 years of age, wearing a wreath, facing right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA

Translation: Elizabeth II Queen by the grace of God

Engravers: Mary Gillick Read more on Wikipedia, retouches de Thomas Shingles

Mary Gillick was a sculptor best known for her effigy of Elizabeth II used on coinage in the United Kingdom and elsewhere from 1953 to 1970.

Reverse

A maple twig is surrounded with the face value and the inscription "CANADA"

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1 CENT
CANADA
1964
K·G

Engraver: George Kruger Gray Read more on Wikipedia

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Plain

1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse

Mint

Royal Canadian Mint of Ottawa, Canada (1908-date)

Comments

This coin has some varieties known as 'Shoulder fold' (SF) and 'No shoulder fold' (NSF). This was due to weak relief on dies, and accidental reuse of the old dies. These varieties can be found in the years 1953, 1954 and 1955, with the 1955 NSF being the rarity. Since it is difficult to differentiate SF from NSF, it is helpful to look at the "I" in "DEI". If it points directly to a denticle, it is the SF obverse. If pointing in between two denticles, it is the NSF obverse.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1953  67 806 016 $ 0.05 $ 0.10 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.52 $ 3.80 $ 3.80 15% With a fold on the shoulder
1953  $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 1.40 $ 5.90 14% Without a fold on the shoulder (incl. above)
1954  22 181 760 $ 0.03 $ 0.08 $ 0.16 $ 0.19 $ 0.48 $ 1.20 $ 9.80 13% With a fold on the shoulder
1954  $ 0.18 $ 740 1.1% Without a fold on the shoulder, Proof-Like only. (incl. above)
1955  56 403 193 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.29 $ 0.35 $ 4.30 21% With a fold on the shoulder
1955  $ 0.13 2% Without a fold on the shoulder, scarce (incl. above)
1956  78 685 535 $ 0.04 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.11 $ 0.19 $ 1.90 $ 2.10 26%
1957  100 601 792 $ 0.03 $ 0.03 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 2.10 29%
1958  59 385 679 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.47 $ 1.40 22%
1959  83 615 343 $ 0.03 $ 0.03 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.37 $ 3.10 25% Blunt 5
1959  $ 0.11 3% Pointed 5 (Included above)
1960  75 772 775 $ 0.07 $ 0.07 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.22 $ 0.47 $ 0.72 25%
1961  139 598 404 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.89 33%
1962  227 244 069 $ 0.04 $ 0.04 $ 0.05 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 1.20 40%
1963  279 076 334 $ 0.03 $ 0.04 $ 0.09 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.48 $ 0.69 44%
1964  484 655 322 $ 0.06 $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.17 $ 0.32 $ 0.74 57%

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232022
Lot 64264
Internet Archive
May 27, 2020 1954 – With a fold on the shoulder
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232227
Lot 61388
Internet Archive
Jun 30, 2022 1954 – Without a fold on the shoulder, Proof-Like only. (incl. above) UNC USD 1320.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach 3076
Lot 33496
Internet Archive
Sep 5, 2019 1954 – Without a fold on the shoulder, Proof-Like only. (incl. above) UNC USD 661.20
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36088
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2019 1954 – Without a fold on the shoulder, Proof-Like only. (incl. above) UNC USD 780.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago 3073
Lot 32547
Internet Archive
Apr 29, 2019 1954 – Without a fold on the shoulder, Proof-Like only. (incl. above) UNC USD 720.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231926
Lot 64169
Internet Archive
Jun 27, 2019 1957 UNC
The lot includes several items.
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232308
Lot 64260
Internet Archive
Feb 16, 2023 1962 UNC
(NGC MS63 Brown)
USD 129.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232308
Lot 64261
Internet Archive
Feb 16, 2023 1964 UNC
(NGC UNC Details (Obverse Wheel Marks))
USD 149.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232102
Lot 62289
Internet Archive
Jan 13, 2021 1964 UNC
(NGC MS62 Brown)
USD 109.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232102
Lot 62290
Internet Archive
Jan 13, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS64 Red and Brown)
USD 228.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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