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5 Cents - George VI

Features

Country Canada
Type Common coin
Years 1951-1952
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = 0.041 USD
Metal Chrome plated Steel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.234 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 42a, Schön# 41a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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 facial value, flanked on both sides by a maple leaf

Lettering:
5 CENTS
CANADA
1951
K·G

Engraver: George Edward Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1951  4,313,410 Obverse with high relief; very rare
1951  Obverse with low relief
1952  10,891,148 Obverse with low relief

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