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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

Features

Country Canada
Type Common coin
Years 1965-1981
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = 0.041 USD
Metal Nickel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.21 mm
Thickness 1.70 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 60, Schön# 60
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
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 inscription.

NOTE: smaller size of portrait beginning with 1979 coinage

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 beaver, over the inscription "CANADA", is surrounded with the facial value, flanked on both sides by a maple leaf

Lettering:
5 CENTS
K· G
CANADA
1965

Engraver: George Edward Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The North American Beaver (Binomial Name: Castor canadensis)

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1965  30 KM#60.1 (big portrait) large beads, extremely rare
1965  84,876,018 KM#60.1 (big portrait) small beads
1966  27,976,648 KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1968  99,253,330 KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1969  27,830,229 KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1970  5,726,010 KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1971  27,312,609 KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1972  62,417,387 KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1973  53,507,435 KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1974  94,704,645 KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1975  138,882,000 KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1976  55,140,213 KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1977  89,120,791 KM#60.1 (big portrait) normal variety: high 7, long denticles
1977  KM#60.1 (big portrait) low 7, long denticles
1977  KM#60.1 (big portrait) high 7, short denticles
1978  137,079,273 KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1979  186,295,825 KM#60.2 (Modified obverse)
1980  134,878,000 KM#60.2 (Modified obverse)
1981  199,000 KM#60.2 (Proof, Modified obverse)
1981  99,107,900 KM#60.2 (Modified obverse)

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