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Canada Coin Melt Values

Mint Website:   http://www.mint.ca
Currency Name:   Canadian Dollar (CAN)


Canada Circulating Coinage Intrinsic Value Table
This table does not reflect Royal Canadian Mint production costs, but the pure base metal value that composes the coin. Calculations are based on coin weight, metal composition, and base metal(s) price. Values below are denominated in U.S. dollars.

Table based on October 20, 2014 base metal prices (priced in U.S. dollars):
Copper $2.9978/lb 0.0349Zinc $.9958/lb 0.0251 Nickel $6.9212/lb 0.1592

Coin Description Face Value Metal Value (USD)
1942 - 1977 Cent * $0.01 $0.0210911
1978 - 1979 Cent ** $0.01 $0.0210023
1980 - 1981 Cent ** $0.01 $0.0181500
1982 - 1996 Cent ** $0.01 $0.0162053
1997 - 1999 Cent $0.01 $0.0050982
1955 - 1981 Nickel $0.05 $0.0685806
1982 - 1999 Nickel $0.05 $0.0400504
1968 - 1999 Dime $0.10 $0.0312691
1968 - 1999 Quarter $0.25 $0.0762846
1968 - 2001 Half Dollar $0.50$0.1223577
1968 - 1986 Dollar $1.00 $0.2359539

*  0.50% tin metal value not included.
** 1.75% tin metal value not included.






Canada Circulated Silver Coinage Intrinsic Value Table
These coins were in standard circulation until silver was removed from all coinage in 1967 and 1968 (50% silver). The values below only reflect the silver value, not rarity or numismatic value. The live silver price below is used to calculate the coin's value (USD):

Coin value calculations use the 8:43 PM PDT silver price for October 20, 2014:
Silver $17.35/oz -0.02

Description Face Value Silver Value (USD)
1920-1967 Dime $0.10 $1.0409
1967-1968 Dime (50% silver) *** $0.10 $.6506
1920-1967 Quarter $0.25 $2.6024
1967-1968 Quarter (50% silver) *** $0.25 $1.6265
1920-1967 Half Dollar $0.50 $5.2049
1935-1967 Dollar $1.00 $10.4099

*** The Canadian Mint issued two compositions of the dime and quarter in 1967 and again in 1968. In 1967, there is the standard 80% silver/20% copper variety and the 50% silver/50% copper type. In mid-year 1968, they changed the quarter and dime from 50% silver/50% copper to a 99% nickel composition.




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