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

Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1963-1964
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = USD 0.039
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.21 mm
Thickness 1.70 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 403
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 57,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 50
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Bust of Queen Elizabeth II, as at 27 years of age, wearing a wreath, facing right

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
M·G·

Translation:
Elizabeth II Queen by the Grace of God
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.

Script: Latin

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

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

Mint

Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa, Canada (1908-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1963  43 970 320 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.10 $ 0.21 $ 0.22 $ 0.58 $ 0.92 56%
1964  78 075 068 $ 0.05 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.14 $ 0.23 $ 0.57 $ 0.94 75%
1964  $ 13 $ 17 $ 19 $ 23 $ 29 3% (additional water line), mintage included with 1964, rare

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