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5 Cents - George V

Features

Country Canada
Type Common coin
Years 1922-1936
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = 0.041 USD
Metal Nickel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.21 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 29, Schön# 28
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 V is surrounded with the inscription "GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND:IMP" (George V, King and Emperor of India by the grace of God)

Lettering: GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND:IMP:

Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, KCVO, usually known as Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of King George V. Signature: "BM".

Reverse

The facial value is surrounded with the inscription "CANADA" and two maple leaves.

Lettering:
CANADA
FIVE 5 CENTS
1926

Engraver: W.H.J. Blakemore

Edge

Smooth

Comments

In 1926 there are two varieties; the 'near 6' and the 'far 6'. This refers to the location of the '6' in '1926' relative to the maple leaf. Near '6' is the more common of the two and can be identified by the fact that the '6' nearly touches the maple leaf. The Far '6' is much more scarce.

Additionally, there are two main varieties of this coin that occurred during the years 1922, 1929, 1932, 1934 and 1936. These varieties refer to the position of the 'S' in 'CENTS' relative to the rim. Because this difference is so hard to distinguish, many of the dates are worth the same, regardless of the position of the 'S'.

Here are examples of the 1922 coin showing the S near and far from the rim:

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1922  'S' far from rim (incl. below)
1922  4,763,186 'S' near the rim
1923  2,475,201
1924  3,066,658
1925  200,050
1926  933,577 6 close to the leaf (Near 6)
1926  6 far from the leaf. (Far 6) More valuable. Qty include above.
1927  5,285,627
1928  4,588,725
1929  5,562,262
1930  3,685,991
1931  5,100,830
1932  3,198,566
1933  2,597,867
1934  3,827,303
1935  3,900,000
1936  4,400,450

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