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5 cents 1981

5 cents 1981
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5 cents 1981 prices and values

The minimum value of a 5 cents 1981 is $0.06, due to the value of the metal that composes it.

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a 5 cents 1981 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 1981 values of circulating coins1

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Year AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1981 -----$0.10$0.40

5 cents 1981 values of uncirculated coins2

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Year MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1981 $0.70$0.75$5.10$17.70$170--

5 cents 1981 PL3

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Year PL-60 PL-62 PL-63 PL-64 PL-65 PL-66 PL-67
1981 ---$1.00$3.90$15.00$35.00

5 cents 1981 SP3

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Year SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1981 ----$7.40$14.00$20.60

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Another error and variety

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: ↑↑

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 1981 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 1981 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, June 16, 2017

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