Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Error coin? 1928 cent


1928 cad penny
1928 cad penny  

Hi, I dont know if this falls under your area of expertise, but I cant seem to find anything about a coin I have online.  It's a 1928 canadian penny, but every time I search for it online it comes up with one that has a regular penny colouring.  I dont think its a wrong planchet because the size looks right nor do I think its been plated as there are scratches on it that i would think would show the underlying normal copper penny if that were the case.  Any help in identifying what this coin is would help.  Thanks!


As with any coin related question, any and all information about the piece in question is advised. Can you compare your normal coin to the "odd" one in weight and thickness? You already said it appears to be the same diameter.

If it is not plated, the possibilities are: counterfeit, struck on a different world planchet the same size as a Canadian 1c (I'm not privy to Canada Mint Records) and/or a planchet with an improper metal mix. These have happened on U.S. 1c coins in several years.

As far as value, if counterfeit, worth nothing numismatically. A different world planchet up to several hundred dollars and as an improper mixed coin likely in the $50 range to an interested collector.

IF you can provide added infor. I'll revise my reply as warranted.

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Ronald Fern


I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.


Worked weekends for "Lonesome" John in the late 1960's to mid 1970's processing error coins, packaging, and preparing orders. Worked with John Devine and Fred Weinberg on several California Error A Rama's in the early 1970's. Served as display judge at annual Error-A-Rama coin shows. Opened and operated mail order coin business DBA "CAL ERRORS" in 1976. Contributor to Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide To Mint Errors" and Fivaz/Stanton "Cherrypickers' Guide". Worked Saturdays at Huntington Beach Coin Exchange 1980-1999. Had table and sold coins at a number of coin and gun shows in So CA, AZ and NV. Sell coins, tokens and currency on Facebook. Past "Errorscope" Editor. Presently CONECA Examiner.


Errorscope, Numismatic News, Civil War Token Journal, Error and Variety News

AA Degree LBCC pre Engineering, 1964 BS Degree CSULB Ind Technology, 1968

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1st Place EAR Trophy for Civil War Token Errors, NLG Author of Year Award for best monthly coin column "Error News and Views" in small Numismatic paper, owned and published by Ray Anthony.

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