Canadian Nickel Error - No date on front?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Range, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. Range

    Range New Member

    Canadian Nickel - No date on front?

    I recently found a Canadian nickel that has no year stamped underneath the word Canada (which is underneath the picture of the beaver) on the front of it. The back has a small date stamped "1952-2002". I would assume this means it's a regular 2002 nickel? All the other nickels I have looked at to compare have dates there. Was this something they changed for a while or is this an error? I looked at 2003 and 2004 nickels, and they both have dates, too. If anyone has info, please advise. Thanks.
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  3. nds76

    nds76 New Member

    This isn't an error. Just a dual-dated nickel. The date appears below the bust along with the "P" mint mark. The mintage on this coin was 135,960,000.

  4. bromac4

    bromac4 Senior Member

    All the donominations of 2002 coins have this double date. It is to commemorate the golden jubilee of Elizabeth II's ascension to the throne.
  5. bohica

    bohica Senior Member

    The letter "P" is used to denote a plated coin. In 2000 the RCM began issuing a nickel-copper-nickel plated steel-cored 5 Cent coin. The dual date commemorates Elizabeth II's 50th anniversary as Queen.

    nds76: where did you get your mintage number? My November 2004 COINS magazine lists mintage as 134,362,000.
  6. nds76

    nds76 New Member

    I get all my Canadian coin information from the Charlton Standard Catalogue Canadian Coins 59th Edition 2005. Very informative.


  7. bohica

    bohica Senior Member

    Looks like I need an updated Charlton. My 57th lists mintage as N/A.
  8. david girl

    david girl New Member

    is the nickel worth anything without a date

    my mom recently got a nickel without a date on the front of it l like to know is it valuable or worth anything
  9. carol edwards

    carol edwards New Member

  10. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    You notice the date is 1952 - 2002. These were to commemorate the fiftieth year of Queen Elizabeth's reign. After the anniversary was over they went back to the normal dating.
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