5 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1965-1981
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = 0.039 USD
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.21 mm
Thickness 1.70 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 401
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 60.1,
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# 60
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, when she was 39 years old, surrounded with an inscription

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 North American Beaver (Binomial Name: Castor canadensis), above the country name, surrounded with the face value, flanked on both sides by a maple leaf

Lettering:
5 CENTS
K· G
CANADA
1965

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg, Canada

Comments




Coins from 1979 and after have a smaller portrait.

Images © World Coin Gallery

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1965  84 876 018 0.05 0.12 0.18 0.34 0.21 0.76 29% KM#60.1 (big portrait) 119 small beads
1965  30 0.5% KM#60.1 (big portrait) 138 large beads, extremely rare
1966  27 976 648 0.04 0.07 0.19 0.20 0.80 0.77 17% KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1968  99 253 330 0.15 0.08 0.08 0.14 0.18 0.30 0.50 31% KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1969  27 830 229 0.06 0.07 0.18 0.12 0.26 0.79 16% KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1970  5 726 010 0.15 0.25 0.61 1.08 8% KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1971  27 312 609 0.04 0.12 0.14 0.12 0.32 0.86 14% KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1972  62 417 387 0.04 0.06 0.13 0.21 0.68 0.79 21% KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1973  53 507 435 0.09 0.06 0.12 0.12 0.21 0.29 0.76 22% KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1974  94 704 645 0.08 0.04 0.08 0.12 0.18 0.98 0.80 25% KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1975  138 882 000 0.09 0.04 0.09 0.15 0.18 0.32 0.80 31% KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1976  55 140 213 0.04 0.12 0.12 0.20 0.33 0.75 19% KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1977  0.23 0.46 0.97 3% KM#60.1 (big portrait) high 7, short denticles
1977  0.05 0.11 0.28 3% KM#60.1 (big portrait) low 7, long denticles
1977  89 120 791 0.04 0.12 0.12 0.14 0.19 0.75 21% KM#60.1 (big portrait) normal variety: high 7, long denticles
1978  137 079 273 0.09 0.08 0.06 0.15 0.13 0.40 0.59 29% KM#60.1 (big portrait)
1979  186 295 825 0.09 0.11 0.12 0.15 0.20 0.25 0.63 34% KM#60.2 (small portrait)
1980  134 878 000 0.07 0.09 0.13 0.15 0.21 0.72 0.61 29% KM#60.2 (small portrait)
1981  199 000 1.00 2% KM#60.2 (Proof, small portrait)
1981  99 107 900 0.09 0.04 0.12 0.20 0.23 0.88 0.94 22% KM#60.2 (small portrait)

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