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5 cents 1943

5 cents 1943
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During the Second World War, Canadian nickel was in great demand as a war material. This forced the temporary abandonment of its use in the coining of five-cent pieces. The first substitute material employed was a type of brass, called tombac. To aid in distinguishing them from the bronze one-cent coins, the new yellow five-cent pieces were given a dodecagonal or 12-sided, shape... Read more »

5 cents 1943 prices and values

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a 5 cents 1943 varies. Below, the details of the value of the coin according to its grade. To help you to know the meaning of grades such as G4, VG8, F12, VF20, EF40, AU50, MS60, etc., you can jump to the grading section.

5 cents 1943 values of circulating coins1


Year AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1943 - Tombac --$ 0.23$ 0.23$ 0.35$ 2.30$ 3.10

5 cents 1943 values of uncirculated coins2


Year MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1943 - Tombac $ 5.20$ 7.90$ 16$ 33$ 150$ 1 600-

5 cents 1943 SP3


Year SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1943 - Tombac --$ 200$ 510$ 630--

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Errors and varieties


1 cent 1943 - Tombac

More errors and varieties


  • 5 cents 1943 - Tombac : 24 760 256


  • Alloy: 88% copper, 12% zinc
  • Weight: 4.54 grams
  • Diameter : 21.3 mm (opposite corners) and 20.87 mm (opposite sides)
  • Engraver: Obverse: T. H. Paget, Thomas Shingles, Reverse: Thomas Shingles
  • Designer: Obverse: T. H. Paget, Thomas Shingles, Reverse: Thomas Shingles
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑


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  1. The value of a 5 cents 1943 circulating coin generally concerns coins with an apparent wear due to the circulation. These coins rarely retain their original luster.
  2. The value of a 5 cents 1943 uncirculating coin generally concerns coins without visible wear. These coins generally retain their original luster.
  3. PL and SP coins come from uncirculated sets. They are made with a better quality than coins destined to the circulation.
  4. The values displayed on this page are in Canadian dollars.

Last update : Friday, August 21, 2015

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