25 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

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

© Monéphil

Features

Country Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1968-1978
Value 25 Cents
0.25 CAD = 0.21 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 ↑↑
Number N# 3863
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References KM# 62b,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 62b.1,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Schön# 62b.2
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right from hen she was 39 years old, surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D · G · REGINA"

Lettering: ELIZABETH II D · G · REGINA

Translation: Elizabeth II Queen by the Grace of God

Engraver: Arnold Machin

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

Reverse

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

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

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

A documentation of the two 1978 coins

Ole / AllRed1850

Dimes made in the year 1968 were made in both silver and nickel, and the metal used to make the coin can be tested with a magnet. If it is magnetic, it is made of nickel. If it is non-magnetic, it is silver.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1968  88 686 931 0.19 0.21 0.24 0.27 0.40 0.56 0.97 30% 148 small Denticles
1969  133 037 929 0.13 0.19 0.24 0.30 0.36 1.13 1.50 36% 148 small Denticles
1970  10 302 010 0.23 0.30 0.40 1.05 1.45 9% 148 small Denticles
1971  48 170 428 0.21 0.23 0.24 0.39 0.77 1.26 20% 148 small Denticles
1972  43 743 387 0.21 0.24 0.35 0.36 0.61 0.97 18% 148 small Denticles
1974  192 360 598 0.21 0.21 0.28 0.27 0.38 0.52 0.81 40% 148 small Denticles
1975  141 148 000 0.21 0.24 0.33 0.58 0.94 32% 148 small Denticles
1976  86 898 261 0.36 0.27 0.27 0.36 0.26 0.97 25% 148 small Denticles
1977  99 634 555 0.19 0.18 0.26 0.27 0.38 0.49 0.81 28% 148 small Denticles
1978  0.19 0.19 0.30 0.40 0.51 1.22 8% 120 larger Denticles, (mintage included below)
1978  176 475 408 0.21 0.21 0.21 0.30 0.33 0.58 0.92 32% 148 small Denticles

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