5 Cents - George VI steel

Features

Issuer Canada
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1951-1952
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = USD 0.041
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Chromium plated steel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.234 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 406
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 42a,
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# 41a
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of George VI is surrounded with the inscription "GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX" (George VI, King by the grace of God)

Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX
HP

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Reverse

A beaver, over the inscription "CANADA", is surrounded with the face value, flanked on both sides by a maple leaf

Lettering:
5 CENTS
CANADA
1951
K·G

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 - George VI (steel) -  obverse

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1951  4 313 410 $ 1.00 12% Obverse with high relief; very rare
1951  $ 0.79 $ 0.54 $ 0.85 $ 1.59 38% Obverse with low relief
1952  10 891 148 $ 0.20 $ 0.70 $ 0.58 $ 0.98 $ 1.41 $ 2.88 82% Obverse with low relief

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