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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
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 49a
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

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"

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

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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Mint

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

Comments

Major variation: Smaller beaver, minted for the last time in 1950.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1955  5,355,028 0.15 0.35 0.76 17%
1956  9,399,854 0.15 0.32 0.46 21%
1957  7,387,703 0.19 0.15 0.26 0.36 1.73 3.12 19%
1958  7,607,521 0.06 0.15 0.24 0.41 3.53 19%
1959  11,552,523 0.05 0.18 0.27 1.01 24%
1960  37,157,433 0.06 0.27 0.21 0.36 1.59 45%
1961  47,889,051 0.11 0.16 0.15 0.25 0.98 1.32 49%
1962  46,307,305 0.05 0.09 0.18 0.25 1.18 1.11 49%

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