Canadian Copper Penny Melt Value Calculator

How Much is the Copper in Your Canadian Pennies Worth?

Intrinsic Penny Value Based on Current Copper Price

The Canadian Copper Penny Melt Value Calculator, located below, will help you find the total copper value and total copper content of your pre-1997 Canadian copper cents. The Canadian copper penny calculator only shows what the copper metal in your Canadian pennies is worth (intrinsic value), and will not indicate any numismatic (collector) value, nor any value from the small amounts of tin and zinc in those pennies.

Use the Canadian copper cent calculator to learn the copper bullion value of your Canadian pennies, or in determining what to pay for a lot of Canadian copper pennies. (Instructions Below)

You might also try one of the other calculators from the drop-down menu above. For U.S. copper pennies, use the U.S. Copper Penny Melt Value Calculator. There is also a Canadian Nickel Melt Value Calculator, and for Canadian junk silver coins, the Canadian Silver Coin Melt Value Calculator.

Number of Pennies:
George V Penny 1920-1936   George V Penny (95.5% Copper, 3.24 grams)
George VI 95.5% Copper Penny 1937-1941   George VI Penny (95.5% Copper, 3.24 grams)
George VI 98% Copper Penny 1942-1952   George VI Penny (98% Copper, 3.24 grams)
Elizabeth II 1st Portrait Penny 1953-1964   Elizabeth II - 1st Portrait Penny (98% Copper, 3.24 grams)
Elizabeth II 2nd Portrait Heavy Type Penny 1965-1979   Elizabeth II - 2nd Portrait Heavy Type Penny (98% Copper, 3.24 grams)
Elizabeth II 2nd Portrait Light Type Penny 1980-1981   Elizabeth II - 2nd Portrait Light Type Penny (98% Copper, 2.8 grams)
Elizabeth II 2nd Portrait 12-Sided Penny 1982-1989   Elizabeth II - 2nd Portrait 12‑Sided Penny (98% Copper, 2.5 grams)
Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait 12-Sided Penny 1990-1996   Elizabeth II - 3rd Portrait 12‑Sided Penny (98% Copper, 2.5 grams)
Copper Price per Pound:
Copper Spot Price Last Updated on Server:
Price Spread:   %
Amount of Wear:   %

Total Copper Value:

Total Copper Weight

Price Spread
Bid Price: 
Ask Price: 
Resultant values will be rounded to two or more decimal places depending on length.
Calculator only figures the copper melt value of Pre-1997 Canadian Copper Pennies. Tin and Zinc value and weight not included.

How to use the Canadian Copper Penny Melt Value Calculator.

Enter the total quantity of pennies for each type of Canadian penny in the entire coin lot. Enter your numbers in the corresponding text boxes to the right of each penny description (blue link). As an alternative, you can simply click on the penny's picture, or its link, to increase the value in its text box by 1. The calculator will automatically update the Total Copper Value (in red), whenever a change is made to the number of pennies.

The Total Copper Value is tallied based on the U.S. Dollar amount displayed in the Copper Price text box. You could also select Canadian Dollars or one of the other currencies available in the drop-down menu located underneath the prices. The default copper price is updated frequently during normal trading hours. The copper price can be adjusted to represent how much you would be willing to pay per pound for the copper contained in any stockpile of Canadian pennies. This will help you in finding the maximum bid you might enter for an online Canadian copper penny auction.

In addition to the Total Copper Value (in red), the Canadian penny calculator will also figure a Bid and Ask price based on the value displayed in the Price Spread text box. This value defaults to 5%, but can be changed if you wish. The copper Bid and Ask prices are shown in the lower tier of the copper results box, for those who have an interest in them.

The Canadian penny calculator shows the total copper value and total copper content derived from the amount of copper contained in uncirculated Canadian pennies that have no wear. If your pennies have some wear due to circulation, they will not contain as much copper. You could insert a percentage of that wear in the "Amount of Wear" text box. An amount larger than the default of 0 (zero), will reduce the total copper value and total copper weight results accordingly.

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