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Canada 5 Cents Commemorative  1943 to 1950
Canada 5 Cents Commemorative 1943 to 1950

These commemorative nickels haven't yet started to pick up value, even in well-preserved condition. If your coin is dated 1943 and looks like the picture, which is not fully uncirculated, figure a catalog value of $3 US dollars. Use the Important Terminology button above to understand what 'catalog' means.

In 1944 the Royal Canadian Mint produced coins with the same 5 cent pattern, but in chrome-plated steel. These continued through 1945 and then in 1948 production picked up with coins minted in nickel. Here are typical catalog values:

COINS DATED 1943 (brass)
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $5

COINS DATED 1944 OR 1945 (chrome plated steel)
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $4

COINS DATED 1946 OF 1950 (nickel)
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $8
5 cents dated 1948 are somewhat more rare, cataloging at $3 in well preserved condition

While 1944 chrome coins are common, the 1944 brass issue is extremely rare. Reportedly, 8000 were minted in brass, but only a single specimen is known; they were most likely never distributed into circulation, but somehow a single coin escaped the mint, maybe in the pocket of a mint employee.

If you have the second specimen of the brass torch-and-V commemorative 5 cent with the 1944 date known to mankind, you are very lucky. However, it is most likely a counterfeit.

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