Rick's Cafe' Ame'ricain. Elizabeth II 5 Cent 1953 With Strap (Shoulder Fold), Mule (Far Maple Leaf).
This very rare piece is sharply struck and brilliant with only a few minor hairlines and the appearance of a higher grade coin. Only a total of only five pieces have been certified in Mint State by graders. A (Shoulder Fold), Mule (Far Maple Leaf).
1953 Varieties - A History. Variety 1: NSF-Far (No Shoulder Fold, Far Leaf) SEE ABOVE LEFT PHOTO.
When the first coins of Elizabeth appeared in 1953, it was noticed that her shoulder appeared to be bare. This resulted from the fold of cloth on her shoulder being too weakly engraved into the dies to strike up well with only traces or none visible on most coins.These are known as the no-shoulder-strap or no-shoulder fold variety, usually abbreviated as NSS or NSF, but the best way to identify them is by "I"'s in the obverse inscription which has a distinct flair at both the top and bottom. There is also a slightly wider (than on the later type) gap between the small maples leaf's to the upper right and left and the denticles around the rim, which is why these are known as the "far leaf" variety, although the entire design is slightly smaller and the date is also further from the rim. Variety 2: SF-Near (Shoulder Fold, Near Leaf). To correct the bare-shouldered look, part way through 1953 new dies were prepared with a deeper shoulder fold that struck up better and at the same time the shape of the "I"'s in the inscription was changed to straighter without that distinct flair. These are known as the shoulder-strap (abbreviated SS) or shoulder-fold (SF) variety.
On the reverse, the entire design was made slightly larger resulting in a smaller gap between the maples leaves and the denticles (they nearly touch the denticles) so this is known as the "near leaf" variety, although because the design is bigger the date is also closer to the rim. Due to incorrect die pairing a small number of 1953 five cent coins exist as either "SF far leaf" or "NSF near leaf" varieties, commonly called the SF mule and NSF mule.Variety 3: SF-Far (Shoulder Fold, Far Leaf) - "Mule" Error. Variety 4: NSF-Near (No Shoulder Fold, Near Leaf) "Mule" Error. Note: In 1954 only the SF and NSF varieties exist there are no near leaf/ far leaf varieties. Any product you return must be in the same condition you received it and in the original packaging. Variety 2: SF-Near (Shoulder Fold, Near Leaf) SEE ABOVE RIGHT PHOTO To correct the bare-shouldered look, part way through 1953 new dies were prepared with a deeper shoulder fold that struck up better and at the same time the shape of the "I"'s in the inscription was changed to straighter without that distinct flair.
1953 Mule Varieties Due to incorrect die pairing a small number of 1953 five cent coins exist as either "SF far leaf" or "NSF near leaf" varieties, commonly called the SF mule and NSF mule. Variety 3: SF-Far (Shoulder Fold, Far Leaf) - "Mule" Error Variety 4: NSF-Near (No Shoulder Fold, Near Leaf) "Mule" Error. The item "1953 Can 5C PCGS AU50 (SF) Strap (FL) Far Leaf TrueView RicksCafeAmerican. Com" is in sale since Wednesday, March 27, 2019.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Five Cents (1922-Now)". The seller is "r5-d4" and is located in Corona del Mar, California. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Canada, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.