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Greysheet & CPG® PRICE GUIDE

About This Series

The Greysheet Catalog (GSID) of the Small Cents series of Canada in the World Coins contains 215 distinct entries with CPG® values between $0.20 and $360,000.00.

Canada Small Cents for Collectors
Canada has a long history of producing small cents, which makes them popular among collectors. The small cents were first introduced in 1920, replacing the larger penny. Since then, there have been many changes to the design and composition of the small cents, which makes collecting them an exciting and rewarding hobby.

Design Changes
The design of the small cents has changed several times over the years. From 1920 to 1936, the small cents featured a wreath on the reverse side. From 1937 to 1952, the design featured a maple leaf. In 1953, the design was changed to feature a young Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse side, which is still used today. The reverse design has also changed several times since then, featuring different images of the maple leaf or other Canadian symbols.

Composition Changes
The composition of the small cents has also changed over time. From 1920 to 1942, the small cents were made of 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc. From 1942 to 1952, the small cents were made of 98% copper and 2% zinc, due to a shortage of tin during World War II. From 1953 to 1996, the small cents were made of 98% copper and 2% nickel. In 1997, the composition was changed to 94% steel, 1.5% nickel, and 4.5% copper, which is still used today.

Collecting Small Cents
Collecting small cents can be a fun and rewarding hobby. There are many different ways to collect them, such as by year, by design, or by composition. Some collectors may choose to collect a complete set of small cents, while others may focus on specific years or designs. The value of small cents can vary depending on their rarity and condition, so it is important to do research before purchasing or selling them.
In conclusion, Canada small cents are a popular item for collectors due to their long history and ever-changing designs and compositions. Collecting them can be a fun and rewarding hobby, and there are many different ways to approach it.

Catalog Detail

  Small Cents Value Range Favorite
Small Cents Value Range  
1920 1c Small Cent MS BN
$0.25
-
$24.30
$0.25 - $24.30
1920 1c Small Cent MS RB
$14.85
-
$163.00
$14.85 - $163.00
1920 1c Small Cent MS RD
$76.00
-
$390
$76.00 - $390
1921 1c MS BN
$0.25
-
$88.00
$0.25 - $88.00
1921 1c MS RB
$51.00
-
$2,310
$51.00 - $2,310
1921 1c MS RD
$683
-
$3,530
$683 - $3,530
1922 1c MS BN
$9.45
-
$455
$9.45 - $455
1922 1c MS RB
$293
-
$1,150
$293 - $1,150

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1922 1c MS RD
$1,880
-
$5,160
$1,880 - $5,160
1923 1c MS BN
$16.20
-
$585
$16.20 - $585
1923 1c MS RB
$442
-
$1,750
$442 - $1,750
1923 1c MS RD
$2,130
-
$5,880
$2,130 - $5,880
1924 1c MS BN
$2.65
-
$228.00
$2.65 - $228.00
1924 1c MS RB
$127.00
-
$780
$127.00 - $780
1924 1c MS RD
$1,150
-
$1,150
$1,150 - $1,150
1925 1c MS BN
$13.50
-
$390
$13.50 - $390
1925 1c MS RB
$221.00
-
$1,020
$221.00 - $1,020
1925 1c MS RD
$1,410
-
$1,410
$1,410 - $1,410
1926 1c MS BN
$2.15
-
$163.00
$2.15 - $163.00
1926 1c MS RB
$101.00
-
$585
$101.00 - $585
1926 1c MS RD
$975
-
$975
$975 - $975
1927 1c MS BN
$0.35
-
$101.00
$0.35 - $101.00
1927 1c MS RB
$51.00
-
$910
$51.00 - $910

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1927 1c MS RD
$468
-
$1,880
$468 - $1,880
1928 1c MS BN
$0.20
-
$29.70
$0.20 - $29.70
1928 1c MS RB
$20.25
-
$390
$20.25 - $390
1928 1c MS RD
$195.00
-
$878
$195.00 - $878
1929 1c MS BN
$0.20
-
$24.30
$0.20 - $24.30
1929 1c MS RB
$20.25
-
$390
$20.25 - $390
1929 1c MS RD
$156.00
-
$683
$156.00 - $683
1930 1c MS BN
$1.10
-
$68.00
$1.10 - $68.00
1930 1c MS RB
$61.00
-
$215.00
$61.00 - $215.00
1930 1c MS RD
$390
-
$1,410
$390 - $1,410
1931 1c MS BN
$0.35
-
$68.00
$0.35 - $68.00
1931 1c MS RB
$40.50
-
$845
$40.50 - $845
1931 1c MS RD
$390
-
$1,410
$390 - $1,410
1932 1c MS BN
$0.20
-
$20.25
$0.20 - $20.25
1932 1c MS RB
$14.85
-
$260
$14.85 - $260

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1932 1c MS RD
$127.00
-
$585
$127.00 - $585
1933 1c MS BN
$0.20
-
$18.90
$0.20 - $18.90
1933 1c MS RB
$14.85
-
$135.00
$14.85 - $135.00
1933 1c MS RD
$61.00
-
$293
$61.00 - $293
1934 1c MS BN
$1.50
-
$33.75
$1.50 - $33.75
1934 1c MS RB
$27.00
-
$293
$27.00 - $293
1934 1c MS RD
$101.00
-
$488
$101.00 - $488
1935 1c MS BN
$1.50
-
$33.75
$1.50 - $33.75
1935 1c MS RB
-
 
1935 1c MS RD
$81.00
-
$390
$81.00 - $390
1936 1c MS BN
$1.50
-
$33.75
$1.50 - $33.75
1936 1c MS RB
-
 
1936 1c MS RD
-
 
1936 1c Dot MS BN Rarity
$270,000
-
$270,000
$270,000 - $270,000
1936 1c Dot MS RB Rarity
$360,000
-
$360,000
$360,000 - $360,000

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1936 1c Dot MS RD Rarity
$330,000
-
$330,000
$330,000 - $330,000
1937 1c MS BN
$2.65
-
$13.50
$2.65 - $13.50
1937 1c MS RB
-
 
1937 1c MS RD
-
 
1938 1c MS BN
$2.65
-
$13.50
$2.65 - $13.50
1938 1c MS RB
-
 
1938 1c MS RD
-
 
1939 1c MS BN
$2.65
-
$13.50
$2.65 - $13.50
1939 1c MS RB
-
 
1939 1c MS RD
-
 
1940 1c MS BN
$2.65
-
$13.50
$2.65 - $13.50
1940 1c MS RB
-
 
1940 1c MS RD
-
 
1941 1c MS BN
$2.65
-
$13.50
$2.65 - $13.50
1941 1c MS RB
-
 

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1941 1c MS RD
-
 
1942 1c MS BN
$2.65
-
$13.50
$2.65 - $13.50
1942 1c MS RB
-
 
1942 1c MS RD
-
 
1943 1c MS BN
$2.65
-
$20.25
$2.65 - $20.25
1943 1c MS RB
-
 
1943 1c MS RD
-
 
1944 1c MS BN
$2.65
-
$13.50
$2.65 - $13.50
1944 1c MS RB
-
 
1944 1c MS RD
-
 
1945 1c MS BN
$2.65
-
$13.50
$2.65 - $13.50
1945 1c MS RB
-
 
1945 1c MS RD
-
 
1946 1c MS BN
$2.65
-
$13.50
$2.65 - $13.50
1946 1c MS RB
-
 

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1946 1c MS RD
-
 
1947 1c MS BN
$2.65
-
$13.50
$2.65 - $13.50
1947 1c MS RB
-
 
1947 1c MS RD
-
 
1948 1c A Between Denticles MS BN
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1948 1c A Between Denticles MS RB
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1948 1c A Between Denticles MS RD
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1948 1c A Points to Large Denticle MS BN
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1948 1c A Points to Large Denticle MS RB
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1948 1c A Points to Large Denticle MS RD
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1948 1c A Points to Small Denticle MS BN
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1948 1c A Points to Small Denticle MS RB
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1948 1c A Points to Small Denticle MS RD
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1949 1c A Between Denticles MS BN
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1949 1c A Between Denticles MS RB
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1949 1c A Between Denticles MS RD
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1949 1c A Points to Denticle MS BN
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1949 1c A Points to Denticle MS RB
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1949 1c A Points to Denticle MS RD
-
 
1950 1c MS BN
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1950 1c MS RB
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1950 1c MS RD
-
 
1951 1c MS BN
-
 
1951 1c MS RB
-
 
1951 1c MS RD
-
 
1952 1c MS BN
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1952 1c MS RB
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1952 1c MS RD
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1953 1c No Strap MS BN
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1953 1c No Strap MS RB
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1953 1c No Strap MS RD
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1953 1c Strap MS BN
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1953 1c Strap MS RB
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1953 1c Strap MS RD
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1954 1c No Strap PL BN
$520
-
$520
$520 - $520
1954 1c No Strap PL RB
$618
-
$1,090
$618 - $1,090
1954 1c No Strap PL RD
$780
-
$1,880
$780 - $1,880
1954 1c Strap MS BN
-
 
1954 1c Strap MS RB
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1954 1c Strap MS RD
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1955 1c No Strap MS BN
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1955 1c No Strap MS RB
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1955 1c No Strap MS RD
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1955 1c Strap MS BN
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1955 1c Strap MS RB
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1955 1c Strap MS RD
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1956 1c MS RD
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1957 1c MS RD
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1958 1c MS RD
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1959 1c MS RD
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1960 1c MS RD
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1961 1c MS RD
-
 
1962 1c MS RD
-
 
1963 1c MS RD
-
 
1964 1c MS RD
-
 
1965 1c Type 1, Small Beads, Pointed 5 MS RD
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1965 1c Type 2, Small Beads, Blunt 5 MS RD
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1965 1c Type 3, Large Beads, Blunt 5 MS RD
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1965 1c Type 4, Large Beads, Pointed 5 MS RD
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1966 1c MS RD
-
 

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1967 1c MS RD
-
 
1968 1c MS RD
-
 
1969 1c MS RD
-
 
1970 1c MS RD
-
 
1971 1c MS RD
-
 
1972 1c MS RD
-
 
1973 1c MS RD
-
 
1974 1c MS RD
-
 
1975 1c MS RD
-
 
1976 1c MS RD
-
 
1977 1c MS RD
-
 
1978 1c MS RD
-
 
1979 1c MS RD
-
 
1980 1c MS RD
-
 
1981 1c MS RD
-
 

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1982 1c MS RD
-
 
1983 1c Near Beads MS RD
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1983 1c Far Beads MS RD
-
 
1984 1c MS RD
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1985 1c Pointed 5 MS RD
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1985 1c Blunt 5 MS RD
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1986 1c MS RD
-
 
1987 1c MS RD
-
 
1988 1c MS RD
-
 
1989 1c MS RD
-
 
1990 1c MS RD
-
 
1991 1c MS RD
-
 
1992 1c 125th Annivesary MS RD
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1993 1c MS RD
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1994 1c MS RD
-
 

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1995 1c MS RD
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1996 1c MS RD
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1997 1c MS RD
-
 
1998 1c MS RD
-
 
1999 1c MS RD
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2000 1c MS RD
-
 
2001 1c MS RD
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2002 1c 1952-2002 MS RD
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2002-P 1c 1952-2002 MS RD
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2003 1c Crowned MS RD
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2003 1c Uncrowned MS RD
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2003-P 1c Crowned MS RD
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2003-P 1c Uncrowned MS RD
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2004 1c MS RD
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2004-P 1c MS RD
-
 

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2005 1c MS RD
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2005-P 1c Copper Plated Zinc MS RD
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2005-P 1c Copper Plated Steel MS RD
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2006 1c Copper Plated Zinc MS RD
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2006-RCM 1c Copper Plated Zinc MS RD
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2006 1c Copper Plated Steel MS RD
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2006-P 1c Copper Plated Steel MS RD
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2006-RCM 1c Copper Plated Steel MS RD
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2007 1c Copper Plated Steel MS RD
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2008 1c Copper Plated Steel MS RD
-
 
2009 1c Copper Plated Steel MS RD
-
 
2010 1c Copper Plated Zinc MS RD
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2010 1c Copper Plated Steel MS RD
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2011 1c Copper Plated Zinc MS RD
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2011 1c Copper Plated Steel MS RD
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2012 1c Copper Plated Zinc MS RD
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2012 1c Copper Plated Steel MS RD
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2013 1c MS RD
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2014 1c MS RD
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2015 1c MS RD
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2016 1c MS RD
-
 
2017 1c MS RD
-
 
2018 1c MS RD
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2019 1c MS RD
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2020 1c MS RD
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2021 1c MS RD
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2022 1c MS RD
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