Wednesday, April 17, 2013

1939 Canadian Nickel

Have a Canadian nickel and want to know its value? Leave a comment

The good thing about Canadian nickels is they have not changed much throughout the years. This 1939 nickel looks almost the same as a 2013. Well at least the back. Of course this older coin features King George while the new ones have Queen Elizabeth.

GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET IND:IMP: was King George the 6th  from 11 December 1936 – 6 February 1952. It is still possible to find a coin from that era in your change because although the metal has changed the dimensions and weight are virtually the same. With the exceptions of commemorates the designs are very much the same. Even as kings and queens change they still use similar fonts and bust styles so the average person would not immediately notice.

The bad thing about older Canadian nickels is that most have little extra value. Even as time goes by they are common in low grade. In high grades they tend to have more value but those are hard to find in circulation.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / Canada
Year: 1939
Mintage: 5,661,123
Metal: 100% Nickel
Value: $0.30 in Very-Good

 Do you have five cents from Canada and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

2 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Anonymous said...

You wrote that:
"GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET IND:IMP: was King George the 6th from 11 December 1936 – 6 February 1952."
But India became independent in 1947, so from 1948 until Elizabeth II became Queen, the George VI inscription took out the "ET IND:IMP". This also allowed room for the "D:G:REX" part to be fully written out to "DEI GRATIA REX".

Man said...

You wrote that:...

What I wrote is still correct, I did not mention the change in title just referred to his reign.

What you wrote is also correct and if I find a 1948 Canadian nickel I will mention that. Maybe next post.