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5 cents 1943

5 cents 1943
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During the Second World War, Canadian nickel was in great demand as a war material. This forced the temporary abandonment of its use in the coining of five-cent pieces. The first substitute material employed was a type of brass, called tombac. To aid in distinguishing them from the bronze one-cent coins, the new yellow five-cent pieces were given a dodecagonal or 12-sided, shape... Read more »

5 cents 1943 prices and values

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Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1943 - Tombac --$0.20$0.20$0.35$2.50$4.30
Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1943 - Tombac $7.40$7.80$13.90$35.00$120$1,370-
Variety SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1943 - Tombac --$200$490$590--

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Varieties

Tombac

1 cent 1943 - Tombac

Errors and varieties from the community
Planchet errors and varieties
#1337 5 cents 1943 - Flaw planchet Matrat57
#2280 5 cents 1943 - Flaw planchet on king Dot36
#2248 5 cents 1943 - Flaw planchet on legend Papou4
Die errors and varieties
#1863 5 cents 1943 - Die chip in the king's hair quasimodo2
#3289 5 cents 1943 - Die clash above king's hair Oli1999
#1862 5 cents 1943 - Die clash in front of the king and in the ear quasimodo2
#898 5 cents 1943 - Die clash on reverse mithrandir
#311 5 cents 1943 - Die clashes in the middle of the reverse mithrandir
#310 5 cents 1943 - Double die clashes near T.S. mithrandir
#3233 5 cents 1943 - Die crack above the first A of Canada Oli1999
#3236 5 cents 1943 - Die crack above the G of D:G Oli1999
#2734 5 cents 1943 - Die crack above the I of IND Oli1999
#3232 5 cents 1943 - Die crack above the second A of Canada Oli1999
#3230 5 cents 1943 - Die crack above the V of Georgivs Oli1999
#2279 5 cents 1943 - Die crack at the bottom of the reverse Dot36
#736 5 cents 1943 - Die crack near the legendZoell #FL173tf - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 al
#248 5 cents 1943 - Die crack on M of IMPZoell #L173j - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 greatgaet
#737 5 cents 1943 - Die crack on reverseZoell #FL173r / #FL173z - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 al
#1357 5 cents 1943 - Die crack on the D of CanadaZoell #L173x - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 Matrat57
#3234 5 cents 1943 - Die crack on the D of D:G Oli1999
#3252 5 cents 1943 - Die crack on the I of VI Oli1999
#1338 5 cents 1943 - Die crack on the kingZoell #FL173g - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 Matrat57
#1356 5 cents 1943 - Die crack on the N of Cents Matrat57
#242 5 cents 1943 - Die crack on the reverseZoell #FL173w - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 merlin
#243 5 cents 1943 - Die crack under the kingZoell #L173h - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 merlin
#247 5 cents 1943 - Die crack under the kingZoell #L173c - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 greatgaet
#303 5 cents 1943 - Die crack under the kingZoell #L173d - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 Lightw4re
#735 5 cents 1943 - Die crack under the kingZoell #L173a - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 Dot36
#3290 5 cents 1943 - Die crack under the king Oli1999
#3231 5 cents 1943 - Die crack under the left leaf Oli1999
#1739 5 cents 1943 - Dot on the 4 of the dateZoell #B173n - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 cdnum
#352 5 cents 1943 - Double S of Cents Sou-franc
#580 5 cents 1943 - Mortar set Lightw4re
#3235 5 cents 1943 - Mortar set on both sides Oli1999
#742 5 cents 1943 - Retained broken die on obverse Dot36
#743 5 cents 1943 - Retained broken die on reverseZoell #FL173x - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 Dot36
#2281 5 cents 1943 - Retained broken die under the king Dot36
Strike errors and varieties
#1355 5 cents 1943 - Struck through thread Matrat57
Miscellaneous / Unclassified
#1861 5 cents 1943 - Double Georg of Georgivs quasimodo2
#1285 5 cents 1943 - Double legend andre
#953 5 cents 1943 - Double right side of the reverse andre
#1123 5 cents 1943 - Double right side of the reverse andre
#2657 5 cents 1943 - Rippled pPpou4

Mintage

  • 5 cents 1943 - Tombac : 24 760 256

Specifications

  • Alloy: 88% copper, 12% zinc
  • Weight: 4.54 grams
  • Diameter : 21.3 mm (opposite corners) and 20.87 mm (opposite sides)
  • Engraver: Obverse: T. H. Paget, Thomas Shingles, Reverse: Thomas Shingles
  • Designer: Obverse: T. H. Paget, Thomas Shingles, Reverse: Thomas Shingles
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Last update : Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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