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Canada Nickel (Commemorative)  1951
Canada Nickel (Commemorative) 1951

So what happened in 1751 that this 1951 nickel commemorates? Ah. You may have guessed it, but probably not! Wikipedia: In 1951, a special commemorative five-cent piece depicting a nickel refinery was struck to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the metal's discovery by Swedish chemist Axel F. Cronstedt. Due to the onset of the Korean War, production of this commemorative was halted to preserve nickel for the war effort, resulting in a second non-commemorative 1951 nickel made of plated steel.

If you have a circulated commemorative nickel, it is pretty much worth face value: 5 cents in Canada. But uncirculated coins are bringing upwards of $5 on eBay as they find their way into collections.

Coin: 14321 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Joseph, Wed, 24-Apr-2013 23:22:51 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 26-Apr-2013 00:43:43 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 11-Apr-2015 14:03:52 GMT
Requester description: 1951 (Reverse)There is a building in the center of the coin, it looks like six houses side by side, but in the center of the six there is a line going from center to top. Under the building there are three maple leaves. It says: CANADA NICKEL 1751-1951 5 CENTS. 5 cents
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