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5 cents 1953

5 cents 1953
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In 1951, during the Korean War, Canada was faced with a shortage of nickel, which had traditionally been used in producing the five-cent piece. To deal with this problem, the Royal Canadian Mint reverted to a solution which had been found during the Second World War. It struck five-cent pieces in steel and plated them with chromium... Read more »

5 cents 1953 prices and values

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Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1953 - SF - Near -$0.05$0.05$0.25$0.50$2.30$3.40
1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome ---$19.60$49.00$150$250
1953 - SF - Far --$130$200$240$410$740
1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome ---$590$1,180$1,760$2,740
1953 - NSF - Far -$0.05$0.05$0.25$0.50$2.30$3.30
1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome ---$24.50$73.50$200$290
1953 - NSF - Near --$220$320$590$800$1,240
1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome ----$2,840$4,410$6,900

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Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1953 - SF - Near $7.00$7.80$10.90$18.60$65.40$220-
1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome $590$780$1,470----
1953 - SF - Far $1,520$2,010$3,410----
1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome $3,920$5,600$7,400----
1953 - NSF - Far $4.80$6.10$10.80$16.20$40.40$190-
1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome $780$980$1,470----
1953 - NSF - Near $1,650$2,210$3,590$4,900$7,400--
1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome -------

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Variety PL-60 PL-62 PL-63 PL-64 PL-65 PL-66 PL-67
1953 - SF - Near ----$150--
1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - SF - Far -------
1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - NSF - Far -------
1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome -------
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1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome -------

PL (Proof-like): Special coins struck at the Mint with a brilliant relief is struck on a brilliant field and not intended for circulation despite the fact that their composition is identical to the coins produced for circulation. If Proof-like coins have been removed from their protective envelope or original package, it is harder to differentiate them from uncirculated coins. Proof-like coins are struck up to two times on numismatic presses. Also called Brilliant uncirculated (BUNC).

Variety SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1953 - SF - Near ----$440$500$740
1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - SF - Far -------
1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - NSF - Far ----$290$380$980
1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - NSF - Near -------
1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome -------

SP (Specimen): Special collectors coins struck at the Mint with a frosted/mirror appearance on the design and effigy from 1996 to 2018. Before 1996, if specimen coins have been removed from their protective envelope or original package, it is harder to differentiate them from PL coins. Specimen coins are struck up to two times on numismatic presses.

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Varieties

SF - Near

See above.

SF - Far

See above.

NSF - Far

SF - NSF
Determined by the I of DEI on the obverse.

SF - NSF

Far Leaf
Far Leaf

Zoell #PK185f

Near Leaf
Near Leaf

NSF - Near

See above.

Errors and varieties from the community

Mintage

  • 5 cents 1953 - SF - Near : n/a
  • 5 cents 1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome : n/a
  • 5 cents 1953 - SF - Far : n/a
  • 5 cents 1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome : n/a
  • 5 cents 1953 - NSF - Far : 16,635,552
  • 5 cents 1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome : n/a
  • 5 cents 1953 - NSF - Near : n/a
  • 5 cents 1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome : n/a

Specifications - 5 cents 1953 - SF - Near

  • Alloy: Steel coated with nickel .0127 mm and .0003 mm chrome plated
  • Weight: 4.54 grams
  • Diameter : 21.3 mm (opposite corners), 20.87 mm (opposite sides) and thickness 1.9 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Mary Gillick, Reverse: G. E. Kruger-Gray, Thomas Shingles
  • Designer: Obverse: Mary Gillick, Reverse: G. E. Kruger-Gray, Thomas Shingles
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Magnetism: Magnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

Specifications - 5 cents 1953 - SF - Far

  • Alloy: Steel coated with nickel .0127 mm and .0003 mm chrome plated
  • Weight: 4.54 grams
  • Diameter : 21.3 mm (opposite corners), 20.87 mm (opposite sides) and thickness 1.9 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Mary Gillick, Reverse: G. E. Kruger-Gray, Thomas Shingles
  • Designer: Obverse: Mary Gillick, Reverse: G. E. Kruger-Gray, Thomas Shingles
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Magnetism: Magnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

Specifications - 5 cents 1953 - NSF - Far

  • Alloy: Steel coated with nickel .0127 mm and .0003 mm chrome plated
  • Weight: 4.54 grams
  • Diameter : 21.3 mm (opposite corners), 20.87 mm (opposite sides) and thickness 1.9 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Mary Gillick, Reverse: G. E. Kruger-Gray, Thomas Shingles
  • Designer: Obverse: Mary Gillick, Reverse: G. E. Kruger-Gray, Thomas Shingles
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Magnetism: Magnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

Specifications - 5 cents 1953 - NSF - Near

  • Alloy: Steel coated with nickel .0127 mm and .0003 mm chrome plated
  • Weight: 4.54 grams
  • Diameter : 21.3 mm (opposite corners), 20.87 mm (opposite sides) and thickness 1.9 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Mary Gillick, Reverse: G. E. Kruger-Gray, Thomas Shingles
  • Designer: Obverse: Mary Gillick, Reverse: G. E. Kruger-Gray, Thomas Shingles
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Magnetism: Magnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

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

Last update : Monday, November 26, 2018

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