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5 cents 1981

5 cents 1981
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5 cents 1981 prices and values

The value of a canadian coin depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more. The melt and minimum value of a 5 cents 1981 is $0.07.

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Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1981 -$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.10$0.10

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Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1981 $0.75$0.75$4.40$15.40$150$410-

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Variety PL-60 PL-62 PL-63 PL-64 PL-65 PL-66 PL-67
1981 ---$1.00$5.50$12.30$24.50

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
1981 -----$4.90$19.60

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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Errors and varieties from the community
Miscellaneous / Unclassified
#3274 5 cents 1981 - Double ABETH II of Elizabeth II micro5

Mintage

  • 5 cents 1981 : 99,107,900

Specifications

  • Alloy: 100% nickel
  • Weight: 4.54 grams
  • Diameter : 21.2 mm, thickness 1.75 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Walter Ott, Reverse: G. E. Kruger-Gray, Thomas Shingle
  • Designer: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Walter Ott, Reverse: G. E. Kruger-Gray, Thomas Shingle
  • 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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