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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 -$0.10$0.10$0.25$0.25$2.10$3.20
1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome ---$19.60$80.90$190$280
1953 - SF - Far --$98.00$150$240$510$750
1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome ---$590$1,070$1,760$2,600
1953 - NSF - Far -$0.10$0.10$0.25$0.30$2.20$3.30
1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome ---$24.50$73.50$180$250
1953 - NSF - Near --$150$250$560$960$1,440
1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome ----$2,840$4,410$6,900
Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1953 - SF - Near $6.40$7.80$10.90$18.70$69.70$210-
1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome $540$780$1,230----
1953 - SF - Far $1,470$1,570$2,970----
1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome $3,920$5,600$7,400----
1953 - NSF - Far $5.40$6.80$10.40$16.40$44.50$200-
1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome $550$900$990----
1953 - NSF - Near $1,970$2,800$4,440$7,400---
1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome -------
Variety PL-60 PL-62 PL-63 PL-64 PL-65 PL-66 PL-67
1953 - SF - Near ----$220--
1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - SF - Far -------
1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - NSF - Far ----$470--
1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - NSF - Near -------
1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome -------
Variety SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1953 - SF - Near --$440$590$2,080--
1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - SF - Far -------
1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - NSF - Far --$290$560$1,810--
1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - NSF - Near ---$590$4,510--
1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome -------

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

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 : Friday, April 20, 2018

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