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1940 Canada 5-cents Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) 1940 Canada 5-cents Almost Uncirculated (AU-50)
Our Price: $10.00
Earn 9 points
4 in stock!
1940 Canada 5-cents AU-UNC (AU-55) 1940 Canada 5-cents AU-UNC (AU-55)
Our Price: $17.50
Earn 12 points
10 in stock!
1940 Canada 5-cents Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63) 1940 Canada 5-cents Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)
List Price: $65.00
Our Price: $61.75
Earn 59 points
8 in stock!
1940 Canada 5-cents Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64) 1940 Canada 5-cents Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64)
List Price: $150.00
Our Price: $142.50
Earn 135 points
2 in stock!
1940 Canada 5-cents Circulated 1940 Canada 5-cents Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
10 in stock!
1940 Canada 5-cents ICCS Certified MS-64 1940 Canada 5-cents ICCS Certified MS-64
List Price: $150.00
Our Price: $135.00
Earn 125 points
2 in stock!
1940 Canada 5-Cents ICCS Certified MS-65 1940 Canada 5-Cents ICCS Certified MS-65
Our Price: $750.00
Earn 750 points
1 in stock!
1940 Canada 5-cents UNC+ (MS-62) 1940 Canada 5-cents UNC+ (MS-62)
Our Price: $40.00
Earn 36 points
2 in stock!
1940 Canada 5-cents VF-EF (VF-30) 1940 Canada 5-cents VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $2.75
Earn 2 points
4 in stock!
1941 Canada 5-cents Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) 1941 Canada 5-cents Almost Uncirculated (AU-50)
Our Price: $15.00
Earn 11 points
3 in stock!
1941 Canada 5-cents AU-UNC (AU-55) 1941 Canada 5-cents AU-UNC (AU-55)
Our Price: $25.00
Earn 16 points
5 in stock!
1941 Canada 5-cents Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63) 1941 Canada 5-cents Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)
Our Price: $85.00
Earn 77 points
4 in stock!
1941 Canada 5-cents Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64) 1941 Canada 5-cents Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64)
List Price: $300.00
Our Price: $285.00
Earn 270 points
1 in stock!
1941 Canada 5-cents Circulated 1941 Canada 5-cents Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
9 in stock!
1941 Canada 5-cents UNC+ (MS-62) 1941 Canada 5-cents UNC+ (MS-62)
Our Price: $55.00
Earn 50 points
2 in stock!
1941 Canada 5-cents Uncirculated (MS-60) 1941 Canada 5-cents Uncirculated (MS-60)
Our Price: $35.00
Earn 32 points
1 in stock!
1942 Nickel Canada 5-cents Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) 1942 Nickel Canada 5-cents Almost Uncirculated (AU-50)
Our Price: $10.00
Earn 9 points
7 in stock!
1942 Nickel Canada 5-cents AU-UNC (AU-55) 1942 Nickel Canada 5-cents AU-UNC (AU-55)
Our Price: $17.50
Earn 12 points
4 in stock!
1942 Nickel Canada 5-cents Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63) 1942 Nickel Canada 5-cents Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)
List Price: $60.00
Our Price: $57.00
Earn 54 points
5 in stock!
1942 Nickel Canada 5-cents Circulated 1942 Nickel Canada 5-cents Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
10 in stock!
1942 Nickel Canada 5-cents ICCS Certified MS-63 1942 Nickel Canada 5-cents ICCS Certified MS-63
List Price: $60.00
Our Price: $57.00
Sale! : $49.00
Earn 3 points
1 in stock!
1942 Nickel Canada 5-cents ICCS Certified MS-64 1942 Nickel Canada 5-cents ICCS Certified MS-64
List Price: $125.00
Our Price: $118.75
Sale! : $95.00
Earn 3 points
1 in stock!
1942 Nickel Canada 5-cents UNC+ (MS-62) 1942 Nickel Canada 5-cents UNC+ (MS-62)
List Price: $40.00
Our Price: $38.00
Earn 32 points
1 in stock!
1942 Nickel Canada 5-cents Uncirculated (MS-60) 1942 Nickel Canada 5-cents Uncirculated (MS-60)
Our Price: $25.00
Earn 23 points
1 in stock!
1942 Tombac Canada 5-cents Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) 1942 Tombac Canada 5-cents Almost Uncirculated (AU-50)
Our Price: $3.00
Earn 3 points
27 in stock!
1942 Tombac Canada 5-cents AU-UNC (AU-55) 1942 Tombac Canada 5-cents AU-UNC (AU-55)
Our Price: $4.00
Earn 3 points
7 in stock!
1942 Tombac Canada 5-cents Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63) 1942 Tombac Canada 5-cents Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)
List Price: $20.00
Our Price: $15.00
Earn 14 points
44 in stock!
1942 Tombac Canada 5-cents Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64) 1942 Tombac Canada 5-cents Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64)
List Price: $40.00
Our Price: $35.00
Earn 32 points
2 in stock!
1942 Tombac Canada 5-cents Circulated 1942 Tombac Canada 5-cents Circulated
Our Price: $1.25
Earn 1 points
15 in stock!
1942 Tombac Canada 5-cents UNC+ (MS-62) 1942 Tombac Canada 5-cents UNC+ (MS-62)
List Price: $10.00
Our Price: $7.00
Earn 6 points
20 in stock!
1942 Tombac Canada 5-cents Uncirculated (MS-60) 1942 Tombac Canada 5-cents Uncirculated (MS-60)
Our Price: $5.00
Earn 5 points
11 in stock!
1942 Tombac Canada 5-cents VF-EF (VF-30) 1942 Tombac Canada 5-cents VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $1.75
Earn 2 points
Out of Stock
1943 Tombac Canada 5-cents Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) 1943 Tombac Canada 5-cents Almost Uncirculated (AU-50)
Our Price: $2.00
Earn 2 points
6 in stock!
1943 Tombac Canada 5-cents AU-UNC (AU-55) 1943 Tombac Canada 5-cents AU-UNC (AU-55)
Our Price: $3.00
Earn 2 points
14 in stock!
1943 Tombac Canada 5-cents Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63) 1943 Tombac Canada 5-cents Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)
List Price: $15.00
Our Price: $11.00
Earn 10 points
15 in stock!
1943 Tombac Canada 5-cents Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64) 1943 Tombac Canada 5-cents Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64)
List Price: $35.00
Our Price: $30.00
Earn 27 points
1 in stock!
1943 Tombac Canada 5-cents Circulated 1943 Tombac Canada 5-cents Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
Out of Stock
1943 Tombac Canada 5-cents EF-AU (EF-45) 1943 Tombac Canada 5-cents EF-AU (EF-45)
Our Price: $1.50
Earn 1 points
14 in stock!
1943 Tombac Canada 5-cents UNC+ (MS-62) 1943 Tombac Canada 5-cents UNC+ (MS-62)
Our Price: $8.00
Earn 7 points
24 in stock!
1943 Tombac Canada 5-cents Uncirculated (MS-60) 1943 Tombac Canada 5-cents Uncirculated (MS-60)
Our Price: $4.00
Earn 4 points
5 in stock!
1944 Canada 5-cents Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) 1944 Canada 5-cents Almost Uncirculated (AU-50)
Our Price: $1.50
Earn 1 points
2 in stock!
1944 Canada 5-cents Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63) 1944 Canada 5-cents Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)
Our Price: $7.00
Earn 6 points
9 in stock!
1944 Canada 5-cents Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64) 1944 Canada 5-cents Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-64)
List Price: $15.00
Our Price: $10.00
Earn 9 points
26 in stock!
1944 Canada 5-cents Circulated 1944 Canada 5-cents Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
16 in stock!
1944 Canada 5-cents EF-AU (EF-45) 1944 Canada 5-cents EF-AU (EF-45)
Our Price: $1.25
Earn 1 points
6 in stock!
1944 Canada 5-cents Extra Fine (EF-40) 1944 Canada 5-cents Extra Fine (EF-40)
Our Price: $1.00
Earn 1 points
9 in stock!
1944 Canada 5-cents VF-EF (VF-30) 1944 Canada 5-cents VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $0.75
Earn 1 points
8 in stock!
1944 No Chrome Canada 5-cents Extra Fine (EF-40) 1944 No Chrome Canada 5-cents Extra Fine (EF-40)
Our Price: $20.00
Earn 32 points
1 in stock!
1944 No Chrome Canada 5-cents Very Fine (VF-20) 1944 No Chrome Canada 5-cents Very Fine (VF-20)
Our Price: $15.00
Earn 27 points
1 in stock!
1944 No Chrome Canada 5-cents VF-EF (VF-30) 1944 No Chrome Canada 5-cents VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $17.50
Earn 29 points
4 in stock!
1945 Canada 5 Cents Very Fine (VF-20) 1945 Canada 5 Cents Very Fine (VF-20)
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
3 in stock!
1945 Canada 5-cents Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) 1945 Canada 5-cents Almost Uncirculated (AU-50)
Our Price: $1.50
Earn 1 points
22 in stock!
1945 Canada 5-cents Circulated 1945 Canada 5-cents Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
13 in stock!
1945 Canada 5-cents EF-AU (EF-45) 1945 Canada 5-cents EF-AU (EF-45)
Our Price: $1.25
Earn 1 points
28 in stock!
1945 Canada 5-cents Extra Fine (EF-40) 1945 Canada 5-cents Extra Fine (EF-40)
Our Price: $1.00
Earn 1 points
33 in stock!
1945 Canada 5-cents VF-EF (VF-30) 1945 Canada 5-cents VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $0.75
Earn 1 points
30 in stock!
1945 No Chrome Canada 5 Cents AU-UNC (AU-55) 1945 No Chrome Canada 5 Cents AU-UNC (AU-55)
Our Price: $27.50
Earn 41 points
1 in stock!
1945 No Chrome Canada 5-cents Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) 1945 No Chrome Canada 5-cents Almost Uncirculated (AU-50)
Our Price: $25.00
Earn 36 points
1 in stock!
1945 No Chrome Canada 5-cents EF-AU (EF-45) 1945 No Chrome Canada 5-cents EF-AU (EF-45)
Our Price: $22.50
Earn 34 points
2 in stock!
1945 No Chrome Canada 5-cents Extra Fine (EF-40) 1945 No Chrome Canada 5-cents Extra Fine (EF-40)
Our Price: $20.00
Earn 32 points
5 in stock!
1945 No Chrome Canada 5-cents Very Fine (VF-20) 1945 No Chrome Canada 5-cents Very Fine (VF-20)
Our Price: $15.00
Earn 27 points
8 in stock!
1945 No Chrome Canada 5-cents VF-EF (VF-30) 1945 No Chrome Canada 5-cents VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $17.50
Earn 16 points
12 in stock!
1946 Canada 5-cents Circulated 1946 Canada 5-cents Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
10 in stock!
1946 Canada 5-cents VF-EF (VF-30) 1946 Canada 5-cents VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $1.85
Earn 2 points
1 in stock!
1947 Canada 5-cents Circulated 1947 Canada 5-cents Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
13 in stock!
1947 Maple Leaf Canada 5-cents Circulated 1947 Maple Leaf Canada 5-cents Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
12 in stock!
1948 Canada 5-cents Circulated 1948 Canada 5-cents Circulated
Our Price: $1.00
Earn 1 points
Out of Stock
1949 Canada 5-cents Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63) 1949 Canada 5-cents Brilliant Uncirculated (MS-63)
List Price: $20.00
Our Price: $18.00
Earn 16 points
1 in stock!
1949 Canada 5-cents Circulated 1949 Canada 5-cents Circulated
Our Price: $0.50
Earn 1 points
10 in stock!
1949 Canada 5-cents VF-EF (VF-30) 1949 Canada 5-cents VF-EF (VF-30)
Our Price: $1.00
Earn 1 points
4 in stock!
   
 

5 Cent Coins from 1940-1949

The decade of 1940 to 1949 is an interesting one when looking at the history of the nickel. From the time that the nickel was first created for Canada in 1858, the coin has changed quite a bit from the way it looks and composition to the images depicted on the obverse and reverse sides. During this decade, World War II was in full swing which led to a shortage of nickels in the country. The Royal Canadian Mint had to figure out what to do as far as currency was concerned, with designers finding an interesting way to create more coinage due to the shortage.

1942 Nickel Shortage

In 1942, Canada began to see a shortage of nickel material due to World War II. This would continue into 1943. To solve the problem and continue to make new money, the designers for the Royal Canadian Mint decided to use a brass alloy known as tombac. However, the color of tombac is similar to the one cent coin so the shape was changed from a round design to one that is twelve sided to ensure there would be no confusion.

Another change to the coin was to replace the beaver design that had been used on the reverse side with the letter V, standing for victory. This design was used until the war came to an end in 1945. The Royal Canadian Mint found that despite the 12 sides and new design, the public was still confused so the tombac material was no longer used by 1944 and the coins were struck from chrome plated that year and the next.

1944 and 1945 Five Cent Piece

Because the brown coloring of the tombac was similar to the penny coin, the mint used steel banks that were nickel plated and then chrome plated to create the five cent coins. This brought back the silver color, though it was slightly blue in tone. These coins are not valuable collectibles unless found in high quality form. The coins were commonly used so they are often scratched.

1946 Change Back

When the war ended in 1945, the Royal Canadian Mint decided to change the coin back to its original design. So for 1946 production, the coins would have the standard beaver design and use nickel alloy. However, the 12 sided physical design would remain in place.

Some 1946 nickels have a double 6 in the date on the coin. This is known as the 6/6 variation. Two types of doubling can be found including a re-punched 6 with a smooth outline and a 6 on the lower right edge of the coin and upper back of the 6. These coins can have a nice value if in good condition and having the doubled marking.

1947 Maple Leaf Five Cent

In 1947, India received their independence. The letters IND IMP, standing for India’s Emperor, had to be removed from the coins of the British Commonwealth when dated after 1947. New designs were provided for Canada after being prepared in England however they did not arrive until the latter part of 1948. Any coins dated 1947 had a small maple leaf placed behind the date to signify they were minted in 1948.