5 Cents - George VI dodecagonal, tombac

Features

Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1942
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# 412
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 39,
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# 33
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Head of King George VI facing left.

Script: Latin

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

Unabridged legend: GEORGIUS VI DEI GRATIA REX ET INDIA IMPERATOR

Translation: George V, 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

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

Script: Latin

Lettering: 5 CENTS CANADA 1942 K.G.

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: George Kruger Gray Read more on Wikipedia

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

Edge

Smooth

Mint

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

Comments

Because nickel is so important for producing war materials, tombac (a type of brass) was used as a replacement. The coin was given its 12-sided shape so as not to be confused with the penny.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1942  3 396 234 $ 0.40 $ 1.00 $ 1.10 $ 1.70 $ 2.20 $ 11

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Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232132
Lot 62366
Internet Archive
Aug 11, 2021 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 492.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (dodecagonal, tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (dodecagonal, tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (dodecagonal, tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (dodecagonal, tombac)
Heritage Auctions
2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach 3076
Lot 31164
Internet Archive
Sep 5, 2019 UNC USD 1920.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36160
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2019 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 264.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (dodecagonal, tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (dodecagonal, tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (dodecagonal, tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (dodecagonal, tombac)
Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36161
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2019 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 53.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (dodecagonal, tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (dodecagonal, tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (dodecagonal, tombac)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - George VI (dodecagonal, tombac)
Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36162
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2019 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 53.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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