5 cents 1921 - Canadian coins price guide and values - Coins and Canada

5 cents 1921

5 cents 1921
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In 1921, a legislation was passed to remove silver 5-cent coins and replace them with 21mm (instead 15.5mm) 100% nickel ones. At that time, the Mint melted more than 3 million of silver five cents coins which most of them were from 1921. Only 400 silver 5-cents coins are believed to have survived.Considered The Prince of Canadian Coinage.

5 cents 1921 prices and values

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Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1921 -$3,720$5,300$6,400$7,600$10,000$15,100

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Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1921 $19,600$26,400$32,400$41,100$70,400--

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Variety SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1921 --$31,600$56,400$73,500--

SP (Specimen): Special collectors coins struck at the Mint with a frosted/mirror appearance on the design and effigy from 1996 to 2021. 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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5 cents 1921 - Sales history

Here's several dates when the 1921 5-cent and 1921 50-cent were sold in the history.

Mintage

  • 5 cents 1921 : 2,582,495

Specifications

  • Alloy: 80% silver, 20% copper
  • Weight: 1.17 gram
  • Diameter : 15.50 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Sir E. B. MacKennal, Reverse: W. H. J. Blakemore
  • Designer: Obverse: Sir E. B. MacKennal, Reverse: W. H. J. Blakemore
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

Population Report

The Population Report below shows the census of certified 5 cents 1921 circulating coins by major TPG companies. PCGS and NGC specimen coins are included in Mint State grades.

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TPGTotalBS-1FR-2AG-3G-4G-6VG-8VG-10F-12F-15VF-20VF-25VF-30VF-35EF-40EF-45AU-50AU-53AU-55AU-58MS-60MS-61MS-62MS-63MS-64MS-65MS-66MS-67MS-68MS-69MS-70
PCGS138000106531667126713999301754432000
CCCS19000013370301000100000000000000
NGC26000003060700021222000100000000
Total157000111281616167136914121111301854432000

Sources : PCGS : Pop Report from December 6, 2019. CCCS : Pop Report from December 6, 2019. NGC : Pop Report from November 26, 2019. ICCS : Data not available at this time.

Last update : Monday, October 26, 2020

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