5 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait, nickel

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, nickel) -  obverse5 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, nickel) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-1962
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = USD 0.040
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.234 mm
Thickness 1.70 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 404
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 50a,
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# 49a
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right from when she was 27 years old surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA"

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
5 CENTS
K·G
CANADA
1962

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, nickel) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

Comments

Beaver on reverse is smaller than on previous issue.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1955  5 355 028 $ 0.08 $ 0.15 $ 0.19 $ 0.72 $ 6.14 17%
1956  9 399 854 $ 0.05 $ 0.15 $ 0.31 $ 0.46 21%
1957  7 387 703 $ 0.08 $ 0.15 $ 0.25 $ 0.36 $ 1.66 $ 3.00 19%
1958  7 607 521 $ 0.06 $ 0.15 $ 0.23 $ 0.40 $ 2.22 19%
1959  11 552 523 $ 0.06 $ 0.05 $ 0.19 $ 0.25 $ 0.97 24%
1960  37 157 433 $ 0.09 $ 0.08 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.33 $ 0.99 $ 1.53 45%
1961  47 889 051 $ 0.07 $ 0.10 $ 0.08 $ 0.15 $ 0.24 $ 0.94 $ 0.77 49%
1962  46 307 305 $ 0.05 $ 0.08 $ 0.18 $ 0.20 $ 0.69 $ 0.76 49%

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