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25 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse25 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

© Monéphil

Features

Country Canada
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1968-1978
Value 25 Cents
0.25 CAD = 0.19 USD
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 5.05 g
Diameter 23.88 mm
Thickness 1.61 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 62b,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 62b.1,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Schön# 62b.2
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 39 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D · G · REGINA" (Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God).

Lettering: ELIZABETH II D · G · REGINA

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

A caribou is accompanied with the face value and surrounded with the inscription "CANADA".

NOTE: 1978 saw 2 varieties concerning the reverse denticles - 148 small denticles with "CANADA" far from the rim and 120 large denticles with "CANADA" near rim.

Lettering:
CANADA 1974
25
Cents
H

Engraver: Emanuel Otto Hahn

Emanuel Otto Hahn (30 May 1881 – 14 February 1957) was a German-born Canadian sculptor and coin designer. He taught and later married Elizabeth Wyn Wood. He co-founded and was the first president of the Sculptors' Society of Canada.

Edge

Reeded

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

A documentation of the two 1978 coins

Ole / AllRed1850

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1968  88,686,931 0.18 0.24 0.25 0.34 0.34 0.72 29% 148 small Denticles
1969  133,037,929 0.18 0.23 0.25 0.28 1.05 2.47 36% 148 small Denticles
1970  10,302,010 0.43 0.38 0.38 1.37 1.37 9% 148 small Denticles
1971  48,170,428 0.24 0.24 0.29 0.72 1.12 19% 148 small Denticles
1972  43,743,387 0.18 0.24 0.32 0.32 0.60 0.81 18% 148 small Denticles
1974  192,360,598 0.20 0.24 0.25 0.33 0.64 0.65 39% 148 small Denticles
1975  141,148,000 0.18 0.18 0.24 0.29 0.83 32% 148 small Denticles
1976  86,898,261 0.24 0.24 0.32 0.72 0.72 24% 148 small Denticles
1977  99,634,555 0.17 0.27 0.27 0.30 0.30 0.69 28% 148 small Denticles
1978  0.21 0.36 1.10 8% 120 larger Denticles. Included in mintages below
1978  176,475,408 0.26 0.26 0.30 0.30 0.52 0.82 32% 148 small Denticles

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