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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$0.50$1.00$2.30
1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome ---$19.60$49.00$147$413
1953 - SF - Far --$68.60$98.00$189$304$506
1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome ---$588$841$1,760$2,740
1953 - NSF - Far -$0.10$0.10$0.25$0.50$1.00$1.95
1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome ---$24.50$73.50$196$294
1953 - NSF - Near --$98.00$147$304$513$784
1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome ----$2,840$4,410$4,410

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Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1953 - SF - Near $6.00$7.80$8.30$25.00$61.10$189-
1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome $588$784$1,470----
1953 - SF - Far $1,050$1,440$2,530----
1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - NSF - Far $4.20$6.10$8.90$16.80$39.90$130-
1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome $784$980$1,470----
1953 - NSF - Near $1,270$1,960$2,740$3,320$7,700--
1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome -------

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Variety PL-60 PL-62 PL-63 PL-64 PL-65 PL-66 PL-67
1953 - SF - Near ---$392$515$980$1,960
1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - SF - Far -------
1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - NSF - Far ---$721$980--
1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - NSF - Near -------
1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome -------

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
1953 - SF - Near --$441$613$784--
1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - SF - Far -------
1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - NSF - Far --$392$642$1,270--
1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome -------
1953 - NSF - Near ---$2,210--$4,480
1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome -------

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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Varieties

SF - Near

Shoulder Fold - SF

The first design of the portrait of the new Queen Elizabeth II was made in England by sculptor Mary Gillick. Since this design was too high, the 2 lines which were to forming a fold in the queen's dress did not stand out well. In 1953, the Royal Canadian Mint and its chief engraver Thomas Shingles decided to rectify this mistake. In addition, the listel was widened on both sides of the coin. The best way to differentiate an SF coin from a NSF one is to look at the shape of the I in the word DEI on the obverse of the coin.

5 cents 1953 - Shoulder Fold - SF

SF - Far

Far Leaf

5 cents 1953 - Far Leaf

NSF - Far

No Shoulder Fold - NSF

5 cents 1953 - No Shoulder Fold - NSF

NSF - Near

Near Leaf

5 cents 1953 - Near Leaf

Errors and varieties from the community

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Planchet errors and varietiesSource
#1231 5 cents 1953 - Deficient plating Dot36
Die errors and varietiesSource
#2735 5 cents 1953 - Accumulations on 5 cents Oli1999
#1334 5 cents 1953 - Cuds Hibou-Qubec
#238 5 cents 1953 - Closed 5Zoell #P185q - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 Bambou
#1486 5 cents 1953 - Die crack after Gratia lamothe
#240 5 cents 1953 - Die crack at the bottom of the queen Bambou
#3254 5 cents 1953 - Dot after the T of Gratia ziphandel2
#319 5 cents 1953 - Missing I of DEI lulu46
#1209 5 cents 1953 - Misaligned die killerbee
Miscellaneous / UnclassifiedSource
#1358 5 cents 1953 - Double CanadZoell #R185d - Major Coin Varieties - 4th Edition - 1966 al
#2251 5 cents 1953 - Double Canada and 95Zoell #R185c - patrick66patrick450
#3669 5 cents 1953 - Double II of Elizabeth II micro5
#1335 5 cents 1953 - Double letters in the legend Anas
#2252 5 cents 1953 - Double reverse MA
#337 5 cents 1953 - Single water lineZoell #PS185n - Minor Coin Varieties - 5th Edition - 1970 greatgaet

Mintage

  • 5 cents 1953 - SF - Near : n/a
  • 5 cents 1953 - SF - Near - Missing Chrome : n/a
  • 5 cents 1953 - SF - Far : n/a
  • 5 cents 1953 - SF - Far - Missing Chrome : n/a
  • 5 cents 1953 - NSF - Far : 16,635,552
  • 5 cents 1953 - NSF - Far - Missing Chrome : n/a
  • 5 cents 1953 - NSF - Near : n/a
  • 5 cents 1953 - NSF - Near - Missing Chrome : n/a

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: ↑↑

Last update : Thursday, October 29, 2020

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