Wednesday, May 22, 2013

1953 Shoulder Fold Canada Dime

Have a 1953 SF Canadian dime and want to know its value?

Shoulder fold Canadian dimes are very difficult to identify in less than uncirculated condition. The queen should have a strap on her shoulder that looks like parallel lines. Unfortunately the original die was not cut deep enough so it looks like she is strapless, the scandal!

I think the picture is clear enough to show the shoulder fold or strap.  Although it is worn and dirty most of the detail need to identify Shoulder Folds (SF) and No Shoulder Fold (NSF) is there.

The DEI is another quick way to identify the SF vs. NSF. The I is not extremely flared at the end. Also the E in the NSF version has almost the top flare and middle flare almost touching. This one is very straight and nothing is flaring out too much.

Even if you cannot tell the difference you are in luck because in circulated grades they have the same value.

Here's the stats...
Type / Country: 10 Cents / Canada
Year: 1953 SF
Mintage: 17,706,395
Metal: 80% Silver and 20% Copper
Value: $2.00 in G-4

Do you have a Canadian coin 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.

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