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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait, dodecagonal

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

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Features

Country Canada
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-1962
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = 0.038 USD
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.234 mm
Thickness 1.70 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 50a,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 49a
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. One major variation: Smaller beaver, minted for the last time in 1950.

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, dodecagonal) -  obverse

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1955  5,355,028 0.14 0.33 0.55
1956  9,399,854 0.14 0.30 0.43
1957  7,387,703 0.14 0.24 0.34 1.41
1958  7,607,521 0.14 0.22 0.44
1959  11,552,523 0.03 0.15 0.24 0.95
1960  37,157,433 0.11 0.15 0.20 0.37 1.49
1961  47,889,051 0.08 0.08 0.17 0.30
1962  46,307,305 0.05 0.17 0.18 0.18 0.28 0.63

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