1953 Canadian Nickel
1953 Canadian Nickel with no shoulder fold and far leaf.
1953 and 1954 nickels had two obverse varieties, no shoulder fold and shoulder fold.
The first obverse variety has been commonly termed “no shoulder strap”.
In the latter part of 1953 the Mint decided to correct the defects by strengthening the shoulder and hair detail.
This modified design was called the “shoulder strap” variety. The I’s on the no shoulder fold are flared at the ends and the shoulder fold they are nearly sstraight.
The reverse was a continuation of the George VI reverse.
Laureate Bust, Beaver Design, 12 sided steel.
Designer and engraver, Obverse Mary Gillick, Thomas Shingles, Reverse G.E. Kruger-Gray, Thomas Shingles