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#828057 - 06/23/05 12:19 AM 1951 canadian nickel... what exactly is high relief
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i can't find anything solid anywhere, except that the last A in gratia has to line up with the dentical.. that's high, and if it lands between them, it's low.. is it that simple?

what's this?





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#828058 - 06/23/05 01:02 AM Re: 1951 canadian nickel... what exactly is high relief [Re: McKinley]
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From Calgary Coin website:



"Due to the Korean war, a shortage of nickel developed late in 1951 and the government decided to issue 5 cent pieces of chrome-plated steel (as they did for similar reasons in 1944 and 1945), but returning to the standard beaver design.

The early attempts at striking these chrome-plated steel 5 cent pieces used the high-relief obverse design, but the available die pressure proved too low to achieve a good strike on the hard chrome surfaces. New dies were prepared using the inscriptions adopted in 1948 but with the pre-1948 low-relief portrait.

The very few high-relief 1951 beaver 5 cent pieces that left the mint, are today one of the classic rarities in Canadian coinage. They can be easily distinguished from the low relief examples as the positioning of the lettering, relative to the denticles around the edge, is completely different."



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#828059 - 06/23/05 01:30 AM Re: 1951 canadian nickel... what exactly is high relief [Re: truthteller]
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well ok i did stumble into that too.. always a nice read, thanks.. for the truth
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#828060 - 06/23/05 03:20 AM Re: 1951 canadian nickel... what exactly is high relief [Re: McKinley]
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ah damn.. there were 2 different reverses in 51 huh, one had the beaver and the other has 1751-1951

the good one is always the beaver?

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#828061 - 06/23/05 12:14 PM Re: 1951 canadian nickel... what exactly is high relief [Re: McKinley]
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ah damn.. there were 2 different reverses in 51 huh, one had the beaver and the other has 1751-1951

the good one is always the beaver?





Yes, the beaver issue has the high and low relief design. The rare high relief has the "A" in GRATIA pointing directly to a denticle, the low relief "A" points between the denticles.



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#828062 - 06/23/05 09:57 PM Re: 1951 canadian nickel... what exactly is high relief [Re: truthteller]
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this is the 1751-1951 type... i got a little excited for nothing in other words

ah well, thanks truthtellaaa... it's been educational

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