I am having a difficult time distinguishing between the large bead and small bead 1965 Canadian cent. I read in previous post that for a 1965 nickel, you can easily distinguish the large beads from the small beads by counting the number of beads... "Looks like a large bead from your pics, but you should also determine how many beads are on it. The Large Bead version has 138 Beads, and the Small Bead version has 119. That is enough of a difference to use it to confirm so that die wear is not contributing to your decision." Is it possible to distinguish between the large/small bead 1965 Canadian cent by counting the number of beads?

Check here . http://coinsandcanada.com/coins-prices.php?coin=5-cents-1965&years=5-cents-1965-1989. Quite a value difference.

@alurid Thanks for the link, but I was referring to the 1965 Canadian ONE CENT coin - not the nickel.

Not sure of how many dots should be on a large dot vs small dot the the 1965 Canada Small Cent. To me it looks like how to tell the difference is by looking at the A in Regina on the obverse. Basically is the top of the A pointing to the center of the dot above it or is it slightly off the dot? Take a look at this and you will see what I mean. http://coinsandcanada.com/coins-prices.php?coin=1-cent-1965&years=1-cent-1965-1989 Hope that helps ya out a little.

@MontCollector Thanks for the reference, but I have seen those pix before. It seems like I need to put my electronic microscope to use as I can't distinguish between the two with my 30X loop. The angle is very subtle. I hoping for an alternative way to make this determination.

I decided to purchase the large bead and small bead varieties to use as a reference. Hopefully, this should help.