5 Cents - George VI Victory; tombac

Features

Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 1943-1944
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = USD 0.037
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Tombac (Cu 88%, Zn 12%)
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.234 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 411
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 40,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 39
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Supporting the war effort

Obverse

Head of King George VI facing left.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET IND:IMP:
HP

Unabridged legend: GEORGIUS VI DEI GRATIA REX ET INDIA IMPERATOR

Translation: George VI, by the grace of God, the King and Emperor of India

Engraver: Thomas Shingles Read more on Wikipedia

Thomas Shingles, born 1903 in Birmingham and died 1984, was the Master Engraver of the Royal Canadian Mint from 1943 until his retirement. Shingles was responsible for several of the images on Canadian coinage, including the Second World War V-variant nickel, which he designed in 1943 at the behest of Mint staff. Although most coin designs are done at full size and then reduced via a pantograph, Shingles chose to produce this design in miniature. Other designs by Shingles include the 1959 updating of the 50 cent piece to include the Canadian coat of arms. He also designed the majority of Canadian commemorative coinage during his tenure as Master Engraver. Shingles retired from the Mint in 1965, but continued to work as a freelance artist. In 1970, he won a contest to design the 1971 Canadian dollar coin.

Designer: Thomas Humphrey Paget Read more on Wikipedia

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

To help promote the war effort, this new design consists in a central "V", meaning both victory and the face value with the inscription "CENTS" underneath flanked by two maple leaves, on which is superimposed a torch, with on both sides a part of the year and above the inscription "CANADA". Around the rim is the Morse code message "We win when we work willingly".

Script: Latin

Lettering: V CENTS CANADA 1943 T.S

Designer: Thomas Shingles Read more on Wikipedia

Thomas Shingles, born 1903 in Birmingham and died 1984, was the Master Engraver of the Royal Canadian Mint from 1943 until his retirement. Shingles was responsible for several of the images on Canadian coinage, including the Second World War V-variant nickel, which he designed in 1943 at the behest of Mint staff. Although most coin designs are done at full size and then reduced via a pantograph, Shingles chose to produce this design in miniature. Other designs by Shingles include the 1959 updating of the 50 cent piece to include the Canadian coat of arms. He also designed the majority of Canadian commemorative coinage during his tenure as Master Engraver. Shingles retired from the Mint in 1965, but continued to work as a freelance artist. In 1970, he won a contest to design the 1971 Canadian dollar coin.

Edge

Smooth

5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac) -  obverse

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1943  24 760 256 $ 0.16 $ 0.23 $ 0.39 $ 0.70 $ 0.84 $ 1.70 $ 9.60 99%
1944  8 000 1.3% Very rare, only one known coin

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232013
Lot 64281
Internet Archive
Mar 25, 2020 1943 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 89.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232013
Lot 64282
Internet Archive
Mar 25, 2020 1943 UNC
(PCGS MS63)
USD 74.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)
Heritage Auctions
2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach 3076
Lot 31165
Internet Archive
Sep 5, 2019 1943 UNC USD 4320.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)
Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36163
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2019 1943 UNC
(PCGS MS65+)
USD 630.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)
Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36164
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2019 1943 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 204.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)
Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36165
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2019 1943 AU USD 4800.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (Victory; tombac)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232026
Lot 64256
Internet Archive
Jun 24, 2020 1944 – Very rare, only one known coin UNC
(NGC MS67)
USD 101.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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