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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; round

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; round) -  obverse5 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; round) -  reverse

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Features

Country Canada
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1963-1964
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = 0.038 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 ↑↑
References KM# 57,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 50
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 27 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA" (Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God)

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
M·G·

Engraver: Mary Gillick

Mary Gillick was a sculptor best known for her effigy of Elizabeth II used on coinage in the United Kingdom and elsewhere from 1953 to 1970.

Reverse

A beaver, over the inscription "CANADA", is surrounded with the face value, flanked on both sides by a maple leaf. This coin uses the same small beaver as KM# 50a, adjusted to the round frame.

Lettering:
5 CENTS
K·G
CANADA
1964

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1963  43,970,320 0.03 0.05 0.24 0.27 0.41 0.82 56%
1964  78,075,068 0.03 0.05 0.25 0.25 0.81 0.81 75%
1964  17.73 19.65 22.51 22.51 3% (additionnal water line) rare

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