Canada - 2003-current - Elizabeth II - Canadian Five Cents
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|2003-current - Elizabeth II - Canadian Five Cents Coin Composition|
|Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin:||$0.002|
|Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 4 Coins:||$0.006|
|YEAR||IMG||COIN NAME||COIN GRADE|
|2005 P||Canadian Nickel||OFCC:UNGRADED|
|2014||Canadian Nickel||NGC:MS 67 PL|
|COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION|
|Coin Type:||2003-current - Elizabeth II - Canadian Five Cents|
|Obverse Design:||The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 77 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA" Lettering: ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA|
|Obverse Designer:||Susanna Blunt|
|Reverse Design:||A beaver, over the inscription "CANADA", is surrounded with the facial value, flanked on both sides by a maple leaf|
|Reverse Designer:||G.E. Kruger Gray|
2003-current - Elizabeth II - Canadian Five Cents
The Canadian five-cent coin, commonly called a nickel, is a coin worth five cents or one-twentieth of a Canadian dollar. It was patterned on the corresponding coin in the neighbouring United States. Starting 4 February 2013, after the elimination of the penny, it became the smallest valued coin in the currency.
Years Minted: 2000–present
Mass: 3.95 g
Diameter: 21.2 mm
2% nickel plating
Design Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada
Designer Susanna Blunt
Design date 2003
Design Beaver sitting on a rock
Designer G.E. Kruger Gray
Design date 1937
Industrious, enduring–the 5-cent coin
The beaver has a long history in Canada as both commodity and cultural icon. The Hurons honoured the beaver hundreds of years ago as the totem of their tribe. Native peoples used the beaver emblem to sign treaties with the first colonists. Since then the beaver has appeared in the heraldic bearings of Québec City and Montreal and even marked Canada's first postage stamp. The beaver coin design was created by Canadian artist G.E. Kruger Gray and was first used in 1937.
1937 - 1942, 1946 - 1950, 1952 - 1966, 1968 - present
The beaver design was created in 1937 by G.E. Kruger-Gray as part of a coin modernization effort.
2000 - present
Composition: 94.5% steel, 3.5% copper, 2% nickel plating
Weight (g): 3.95
Diameter (mm): 21.2
Thickness (mm): 1.76
5 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th portrait
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = 0.045 USD
Metal Nickel-plated Steel
Weight 3.95 g
Diameter 21.2 mm
Thickness 1.76 mm
Engravers Susanna Blunt (obverse)
George Edward Kruger Gray (reverse)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑