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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

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a 5 cents 1953 varies. Below, the details of the value of the coin according to its grade. To help you know the meaning of grades such as G4, VG8, F12, VF20, EF40, AU50, MS60, etc., you can jump to the grading section.

5 cents 1953 values of circulating coins1

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Year AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1953 - NSF - Far -$0.05$0.05$0.25$0.30$2.20$3.30
1953 - NSF - Near --$250$440$560$960$1,440
1953 - SF - Near -$0.05$0.05$0.25$0.25$2.10$3.20
1953 - SF - Far --$98.00$150$250$510$750
1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome ---$24.50$73.50$180$250
1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome ----$2,840$4,410$6,900
1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome ---$19.60$80.90$190$280
1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome ---$590$1,070$1,760$2,600

5 cents 1953 values of uncirculated coins2

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Year MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1953 - NSF - Far $5.40$6.70$10.30$16.20$51.40$250-
1953 - NSF - Near $2,350$3,400$4,440$7,400---
1953 - SF - Near $6.30$7.80$10.90$18.60$71.50$200-
1953 - SF - Far $1,470$1,570$2,950----
1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome $550$980-----
1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome $540$780$1,230----
1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome $3,920$10,100-----

5 cents 1953 PL3

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Year PL-60 PL-62 PL-63 PL-64 PL-65 PL-66 PL-67
1953 - NSF - Far ----$470--
1953 - NSF - Near -------
1953 - SF - Near ----$380--
1953 - SF - Far -------
1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome -------

5 cents 1953 SP3

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Year SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1953 - NSF - Far --$290$640$1,810--
1953 - NSF - Near ----$4,510--
1953 - SF - Near --$440$590$2,080--
1953 - SF - Far -------
1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome -------

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Errors and varieties

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.

SF - Near

See above.

SF - Far

See above.

NSF - Far - Missing Chrome

N/A

NSF - Near - Missing Chrome

N/A

SF - Near - Missing Chrome

N/A

SF - Far - Missing Chrome

N/A

More errors and varieties

Mintage

  • 5 cents 1953 - NSF - Far : 16 635 552
  • 5 cents 1953 - NSF - Near : Included
  • 5 cents 1953 - SF - Near : Included
  • 5 cents 1953 - SF - Far : Included
  • 5 cents 1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome : Included
  • 5 cents 1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome : Included
  • 5 cents 1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome : Included
  • 5 cents 1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome : Included

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: ↑↑

Legend

  • - : No value assigned for this grade.
  • : Lower value by more than 2.1% since last update.
  • : Higher value by more than 2.1% since last update.

Notes

  1. The value of a 5 cents 1953 circulating coin generally concerns coins with an apparent wear due to the circulation. These coins rarely retain their original luster.
  2. The value of a 5 cents 1953 uncirculating coin generally concerns coins without visible wear. These coins generally retain their original luster.
  3. PL and SP coins come from uncirculated sets. They are made with a better quality than coins destined to the circulation.
  4. The values displayed on this page are in Canadian dollars.

Last update : Friday, January 12, 2018

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