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5 Cents - George VI round

Features

Country Canada
Type Common coin
Years 1937-1942
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = 0.040 USD
Metal Nickel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.21 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 33, Schön# 32
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 D:G:REX ET IND:IMP:" meaning: George V, by the grace of God, the King and Emperor of India

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

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
1939

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
1937  4,593,263 Dot after the date
1938  3,898,974
1939  5,661,123
1940  13,920,197
1941  8,681,785
1942  6,847,544

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