The Canadian five-cent coincommonly called a nickelis a coin worth five cents or one-twentieth of a Canadian dollar. It was patterned on the corresponding coin in the neighbouring United States. It became the smallest-valued coin in the currency upon the discontinuation of the penny in Due to inflationthe purchasing power of the nickel continues to drop and currently the coin represents less than 0. The denomination i. The larger base metal version made of nickeland called a "nickel," was introduced as a Canadian coin inoriginally as These coins were magnetic, due to the high nickel content.
Versions during World War II were minted in copper-zinc, then chrome and nickel-plated steel, and finally returned again to nickel, at the end of the war. A plated steel version was again made from to during the Korean War.
Rising nickel prices eventually caused another switch to cupronickel in an alloy similar to the US nickelbut more recently, Canadian nickels are minted in nickel-plated steel, containing a small amount of copper. Due to the aforementioned rise in nickel prices, sincefive-cent pieces composed of Only cupronickel and modern multi-ply plated steel five-cent pieces are considered "circulation coins".
From toCanadian five-cent coins were produced in a distinctive sided shape, evocative of the British threepence coin. Originally this was done to distinguish the copper-coloured tombac copper-zinc alloy coins, from pennies.
However, the characteristic shape was retained for another nineteen years after when this coin was later produced in The coin is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint at its facility in Winnipeg. The first ever Canadian five-cent coins were struck by the Royal Mint in London as part of the introductory coinage of the Province of Canada.
The coins were the same size and general composition as the corresponding American coins of the time, so the five-cent coin was based on the half dime.
Canadian Silver Coin Melt Values (Single Coins)
Although the American denomination was introduced as a larger copper-nickel coin inand the five-cent silver was retired inthe Canadian five-cent coins remained small and silver until All Canadian coins including five-cent coins were struck in England at the Royal Mint no mint mark and the Birmingham Mint H mint mark untilwhen the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint opened. With the exception of some dimes struck at the Philadelphia Mintall Canadian coins since have been minted in Canada.
Due to a rise in the price of silver, Canadian coinage was debased from sterling silver fine to fine in Insilver was removed entirely from the five-cent coin, replacing it with a coin of roughly the same dimensions and mass as the American nickel. This coin has since been known almost universally as the nickel. The five-cent coin of Newfoundlandon the other hand, remained silver until the end of the Newfoundland coinage in The nickel's composition has changed several times, most notably during World War II and the Korean War when nickel was redirected to the war effort, where it was essential for armour production.
In andand again from mid tocoins were made of steel which was plated twice, first with nickel and then chromium. The plating was applied before the blanks were struck, so the edges of these coins are dull or even rusted.
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The composition was returned to pure nickel after both wars. More recently, inthe same copper-nickel alloy used in the American coin was adopted in the Canadian coin, with the ironic result that the nickel then contained less nickel than any other circulating Canadian coin except the cent.Skip to main content.
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MagmanJan 6, Log in or Sign up to hide this ad. Magnet Put a magnet to it, if it sticks then its nickel, if not then its the silver one. Also the Nickel dimes are usually darker than the silver ones.
You also have two different places striking these coins. Believe it or not, Philadelphia sturck 85, of these coins for Canada. Ottawa struck 87, of them. The way to tell is to look at the grooves around the edge of the coin. If they are flat and squared its a Philadelphia ten cent piece, if they are "v" on the end then its an Ottawa mint coin. Hope this helps. ASUtoddJan 6, This one is actually quite shiny, but it stuck to the magnet.
As for the edges, they're pretty flat. Currently Im charging the batteries for the camera, but I dont think you'll need a picture - your description was great thanks alot. So it seems as though Im looking at a nickel 10c, minted in Philly. Value Depending on what the coin would grade MS price is 15 bucks. If it's circulated you aren't looking at much more than a buck Hope this helps! Try using a magnet since silver is not magnetic, it should work easily. WOW, did you even read the previous post????
Show Ignored Content. Draft saved Draft deleted. Share This Page Tweet. Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? No, create an account now. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?Coin Specifications. Coin Metal Composition:. Canada Ten Cent Coin Description.
Rating Value: Determining the mint is done by examining the edge of the coin, if the edge is squared with a U shaped reed, the coin was minted by the Philadelphia Mint. Coins from the Ottawa Mint have a rounded edge with a V shaped reed.
The image below shows a visual example of both reeds. The second is a magnetic test. It is the smallest in physical size of the currently issued Canadian coins.
According to the Royal Canadian Mint, the official national term of the coin is the 10 cent piece, but in practice, the term dime predominates in English-speaking Canada. It is nearly identical in size to the American dime, but unlike its counterpart, the Canadian dime is magnetic due to a distinct metal composition: from to it was composed entirely of nickel, and since it has had a high steel content.
Currently the dime has, as with all Canadian coins, a portrait of Her Majesty the Queen on the obverse. The reverse contains a representation of the Bluenose, a famous Canadian schooner. The artist, Emmanuel Hahn, used three ships including the Bluenose as his models, so the ship design is actually a composite.
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The value of a canadian coin depends on several factors such as quality and wearsupply and demand, rarity, finish and more. PL Proof-like : Special coins struck at the Mint with a brilliant relief is struck on a brilliant field and not intended for circulation despite the fact that their composition is identical to the coins produced for circulation. If Proof-like coins have been removed from their protective envelope or original package, it is harder to differentiate them from uncirculated coins.
Proof-like coins are struck up to two times on numismatic presses. Most of the following pictures come from the generous contribution of the community. Titles attributed to them doesn't always reflect the exact error or variety on them. Feel free to let us know in the discussion board if you see one picture that need to be fixed. The values on this page are in Canadian dollars CAD. Buy 10 cents on Ebay.
Back to Price Guide and Values. Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again. Your subscription has been successful. Newsletter Subscribe to our newsletter and stay updated.In Canadaa dime is a coin worth ten cents.
It has been the physically smallest Canadian coin since ; it is smaller even than the pennydespite its higher face value. According to the Royal Canadian Mintthe official national term of the coin is the cent piecebut in practice, the term dime predominates in English-speaking Canada.
It is nearly identical in size to the American dime. Unlike its American counterpart, the Canadian dime is magnetic due to a distinct metal composition. From toit was composed entirely of nickeland sinceit has consisted of a steel core with plating composed of layers of nickel and copper.
The reverse contains a representation of the Bluenosea famous Canadian schooner. The artist, Emanuel Hahnused three ships including the Bluenose as his models, so the ship design is actually a composite. The coin is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint at its facility in Winnipeg. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Canadian coin worth ten cents. An dime featuring Queen Victoria.
A dime featuring King George V. A dime featuring King George VI.
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Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Bluenose schooner. Commemorating the th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. Features a maple leaf titled "Wings of Peace" that forms the wings and tail of a dove.Use this page to find the silver melt value and content for each of the single Canadian silver coins below. The values have been calculated based on the current U. Dollar silver spot price.
Values can be updated by changing the currency or entering any silver spot price of your choice. The Canadian silver coin values are based only on the actual silver content of the coins intrinsic valueand not by any numismatic collector or base metal value.
Values represent uncirculated coins, unless you enter an amount of coin wear.
You might also like to try a calculator from the menu above. To figure total silver melt value for different quantities and types of Canadian silver coins, use the Canadian Silver Coin Melt Value Calculator. There is also a U. Silver Price per Troy Ounce:. Canadian silver coin values based only on total silver value and weight. Does not include any copper value or weight. Resultant values will be rounded to two or more decimal places depending on length. The nickel versions will stick to a magnet.