1 Cent - Victoria

Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1876-1901
Value 1 Cent
0.01 CAD = USD 0.0074
Currency Dollar (1858-date)
Composition Bronze (Cu 95%, Sn 4%, Zn 1%)
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 25.4 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
440
References KM# 7,
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# 5
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Head of Queen Victoria wearing a tiara, facing left.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA.
CANADA

Unabridged legend: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA

Translation: Victoria Queen by the grace of God

Engravers: Leonard Charles Wyon Read more on Wikipedia, George William de Saulles Read more on Wikipedia

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.
George William de Saulles was a British medallist. He authored and designed the obverse of coins from the United Kingdom and its colonies under Queen Victoria and Edward VII of the United Kingdom

Reverse

The face value is encircled with maple leaves wrapped around a vine

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ONE
CENT
1891

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon Read more on Wikipedia

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Edge

Plain

Mints

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)
H Heaton and Sons / The Mint Birmingham (Heaton and Sons / The Mint Birmingham Limited), United Kingdom (1850-2003)

Comments

1891

1894

1896

1899


There are four main varieties on the OBVERSE of this coin:

► Obverse 1: Young queen, round chin, prominent lips.
► Obverse 2: Noticeably aged face, chin and upper lip back.
► Obverse 3: Several signs of ageing on the face; angular double chin and bags under the eyes.
► Obverse 4: Return to a less angular chin, upper lip less fleshy.


Three major varieties on the REVERSE:

► 1st variety (V1): 1876-1882 is the same as used in the 1858-1859 reverse Minor alterations to the stems and leaves of the vine branch (engraver: L. C. Wyon)
► 2nd variety (V2): 1883-1890 Larger leaves, fewer veins. (engraver: L. C. Wyon)
► 3rd variety (V3): 1891-1901: Narrower leaves with deeper veins. (engraver: G.W. De Saulles)

"H" below date (on reverse) indicates coins struck at the Heaton Mint

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1876 H 4 000 000 $ 1.80 $ 2.90 $ 4.00 $ 5.40 $ 7.60 $ 19 $ 120 29%
1881 H 2 000 000 $ 4.10 $ 4.10 $ 5.50 $ 12 $ 12 $ 12 $ 180 17%
1882 H 4 000 000 $ 2.00 $ 3.30 $ 3.90 $ 5.50 $ 7.90 $ 7.90 $ 390 26% Obverse 1 and 2
1884  2 500 000 $ 1.60 $ 3.60 $ 3.60 $ 5.40 $ 6.40 $ 28 $ 330 20% Obverse 1 and 2
1886  1 500 000 $ 4.30 $ 7.20 $ 7.20 $ 7.20 $ 7.20 $ 9.00 $ 63 15% Obverse 1 and 2
1887  1 500 000 $ 1.60 $ 3.50 $ 4.00 $ 7.10 $ 9.80 $ 18 $ 140 14%
1888  4 000 000 $ 0.81 $ 2.90 $ 3.60 $ 4.80 $ 6.50 $ 20 29%
1890 H 1 000 000 $ 4.60 $ 4.60 $ 8.80 $ 17 $ 19 $ 33 $ 290 11%
1891  1 452 500 $ 5.40 $ 7.90 $ 11 $ 14 $ 23 10% Large date, Large leaves, Obverse 2 and 3; see comment
1891  $ 68 $ 110 $ 150 2% Small date, Large leaves, Obverse 2 and 3; see comments
1891  $ 61 $ 74 1.9% Small date, Small leaves, Obverse 2 and 3; see comments
1892  1 200 000 $ 1.60 $ 7.80 $ 7.80 $ 10 $ 17 $ 17 $ 300 12% Obverse 2, 3 and 4
1893  2 000 000 $ 1.50 $ 2.90 $ 4.30 $ 5.70 $ 5.70 $ 10 $ 470 16%
1894  1 000 000 $ 2.90 $ 8.90 $ 14 $ 14 $ 34 10% Fine "4"; see comments
1894  $ 41 1.2% Large "4"; see comments
1895  1 200 000 $ 3.60 $ 5.20 $ 7.90 $ 12 $ 15 $ 15 $ 1600 13%
1896  2 000 000 $ 1.40 $ 4.30 $ 4.50 $ 6.00 $ 10 $ 11 17% Date numbers same distance; see comments
1896  $ 11 $ 11 $ 11 1.9% Date with far 6; see comments
1897  1 500 000 $ 1.90 $ 4.30 $ 5.20 $ 5.60 $ 6.50 $ 53 $ 380 14%
1898 H 1 000 000 $ 1.50 $ 3.90 $ 9.80 $ 16 $ 22 $ 58 $ 300 11%
1899  2 400 000 $ 2.00 $ 2.20 $ 2.90 $ 4.90 $ 7.50 $ 9.00 $ 240 20% Two varieties, normal "9" or repunched "9"; see comments
1900  1 000 000 $ 2.10 $ 2.20 $ 3.40 $ 10 $ 12 $ 28 16%
1900 H 2 600 000 $ 1.70 $ 3.40 $ 3.40 $ 5.60 $ 6.50 $ 9.50 $ 160 13%
1901  4 100 000 $ 0.55 $ 2.00 $ 3.50 $ 4.90 $ 7.20 $ 7.60 $ 170 29%

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Heritage Auctions
2023 June 4 Spotlight: Canada World Coins Showcase Auction 61318
Lot 21042
Internet Archive
Jun 4, 2023 1876 H UNC
(PCGS MS65 Brown)
USD 228.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232316
Lot 63294
Internet Archive
Apr 13, 2023 1876 H UNC
(PCGS MS63 Red and Brown)
USD 104.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232305
Lot 61319
Internet Archive
Jan 26, 2023 1876 H UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232237
Lot 63430
Internet Archive
Sep 8, 2022 1876 H UNC
(PCGS MS63 Red and Brown)
USD 139.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232032
Lot 61276
Internet Archive
Aug 5, 2020 1876 H UNC
(NGC MS63 Brown)
USD 120.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36012
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2019 1876 H UNC USD 84.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Victoria
Katz
Auction 98
Lot 2075
Internet Archive
Oct 14, 2023 1876 H XF USD 6.51
(EUR 6.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Victoria
Katz
Auction 63
Lot 3563
Internet Archive
Jul 26, 2022 1876 H XF USD 7.59
(EUR 7.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Victoria
Katz
Auction 80
Lot 813
Internet Archive
Apr 5, 2023 1876 H USD 158.33
(EUR 146.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 1 Cent - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
2023 December 3 Spotlight: Canada World Coins Showcase Auction 61350
Lot 23059
Internet Archive
Dec 3, 2023 1881 H UNC
(NGC MS64 Brown)
USD 149.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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