Canada 1953 5 cents
This specimen was part of lot 50369 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "CANADA. Prooflike Set, Cent - Dollar, 1953. NGC PL-64. 6 pieces in set. The 50 Cent is a large date variety. With shoulder fold. Includes original cardboard holder. Grade for the 1 Cent is NGC PL-64 RB; 5 Cent, 50 Cent, and 1 Dollar are NGC PL-65; 10 Cent is NGC PL-64 CAMEO; and the 25 Cent is NGC PL-65 CAMEO." The year 1953 marked the inauguration of coinage for the durable Elizabeth II and this bust was used on the ten cents 1953-64. This date is also noted for "shoulder fold" and "no shoulder fold" varieties, varieties formerly known as "shoulder strap" and "no shoulder strap."
Recorded mintage: 16,653,552 struck for circulation plus 1,200 proof-like sets.
Specification: chromium plated steel (changed to pure nickel in 1955 and to round in 1963).
Catalog reference: KM-PL2 (for the set), KM 50 (for the five cents).
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.