Wednesday, May 15, 2013

1952 Canada Nickel

Have an old Canadian nickel and want to know its value?

The last King George VI Canadian nickel he died early in the year, 1952, but coins were not changed until the coronation year of 1953. During the same time the Korean War placed a heavy demand on nickel forcing coins in Canada and elsewhere to be made of other materials.


 
 

Can you spot the difference between a plated steel coin and a true 100% nickel coin?
  1. They are shinier, the plating is softer than the core and when pressed it smooths out more.
  2. At the edges of the design, like letter, the rust of the steel is coming through the tiny cracks.

GEORGVIS VI DEI GRATIA REX will likely never be seen on another coin, aside from fantasy pieces or commemorative types. While plated coins have become standard. These were primitive plates compared to modern types. These had a 0.0127 mm thick nickel plate and a 0.0003 mm thick chromium plate. Modern machines can plate coins with just a few atoms of thickness.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / Canada
Year: 1952
Mintage: 10,891,148
Metal: Nickel and Chromium Plated, Steel Core
Value: $1.50 in Very-Fine

 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.:

Duane Howard said...

I have a 1953 chrome nickel ( Canadian ) near leaf and was wondering if it may be worth anything?

Man said...

1953 chrome nickel ( Canadian ) near leaf

If it has the Shoulder Fold about $0.30.

If No Shoulder Fold about $400.00.