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5 cents 1944

5 cents 1944
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According to the 1944 Royal Canadian Mint report, 8,000 tombac 5-cent coins produced in 1943, but dated 1944.

As this was the end of World War II and the demand for copper and zinc was high, 5 cents coins of 1944 and 1945 were produced in steel coated with nickel and chrome plated. Only a small amount of 5 cents coins of 1944 and 1945 were not chrome plated. These coins are differentiated by their duller appearance. The Royal Canadian Mint also suggest that 8 000 5 cents 1944 tombac coins were produced. Of these, only one is known to date.

5 cents 1944 prices and values

The value of a canadian coin depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more.

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Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1944 --$0.20$0.35$0.60$1.00$1.65
1944 - Missing Chrome --$0.25$0.50$1.00$2.90$5.90
1944 - Tombac ----$88,200--

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Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1944 $4.60$4.90$7.70$14.10$33.10$100-
1944 - Missing Chrome $9.80$14.70$24.50$50.80$210$230-
1944 - Tombac -------

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Variety SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1944 --$290$440$640--
1944 - Missing Chrome -------
1944 - Tombac -------

SP (Specimen): Special collectors coins struck at the Mint with a frosted/mirror appearance on the design and effigy from 1996 to 2019. Before 1996, if specimen coins have been removed from their protective envelope or original package, it is harder to differentiate them from PL coins. Specimen coins are struck up to two times on numismatic presses.

Auctions prices and values

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5 cents 1944 - Tombac

The only 1944 5-cent Tombac coin known (PCGS VF-35) was sold by Heritage Auction in August 1999 for around $52,000 CAD. John Abbott, Michigan dealer, was in possession of it since 1982. The only time this coin was for sale since 1999 was in April, 2018, for hundreds of thousands dollars, but found no buyer.

Varieties

Missing Chrome

1 cent 1944 - No chrome

Tombac

Only one known.

1 cent 1944 - Tombac

Errors and varieties from the community

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Planchet errors and varieties
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Die errors and varieties
#1488 5 cents 1944 - Die clash in the middle of the reverse merlin
#2716 5 cents 1944 - Die crack between the E and O of Georgivs Oli1999
#1271 5 cents 1944 - Die crack in the middle of the reverse mysterious_dr_x
#2728 5 cents 1944 - Die crack on Cents oli97
#1740 5 cents 1944 - Die crack on Cents jess
#3702 5 cents 1944 - Die crack on the last A of Canada BeauRéal
#2724 5 cents 1944 - Die crack on the left leaf Oli1999
#1363 5 cents 1944 - Die crack on the N of CentsZoell #FL174b - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 Liizice
#2104 5 cents 1944 - Die crack under the king lamothe
#1353 5 cents 1944 - Mortar set on obverse Matrat57
#969 5 cents 1944 - Mortar set on reverse -
#957 5 cents 1944 - Retained broken dieZoell #L174o - Minor Coin Varieties - 3th Edition - 1965 -
#1119 5 cents 1944 - Retained broken die Chemicalpete
Miscellaneous / Unclassified
#2711 5 cents 1944 - Double Canada Oli1999
#1640 5 cents 1944 - Double date patrick66patrick450
#2705 5 cents 1944 - Double Georgivs Oli1999
#1339 5 cents 1944 - Missing I of IMP Matrat57

Mintage

  • 5 cents 1944 : 11,532,784
  • 5 cents 1944 - Missing Chrome : n/a
  • 5 cents 1944 - Tombac : 8,000

Specifications - 5 cents 1944

  • Alloy: Steel coated with nickel .0127 mm and .0003 mm chrome plated
  • 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: Magnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Last update : Monday, September 9, 2019