Coin Specifications

Region: Canada  
Denomination: CS5C  
Diameter: 15.494 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

Silver [92.5%] 1.079475 (g)
Copper [7.5%] 0.087525 (g)
Total Mass: 1.167 (g)

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1858-1901 - Victoria - Canadian Five Cents

Canada 1888 Five Cent Coin Description

Canada 1888  Victoria Nickel ( CS5C ) - Obverse
Canada 1888  Victoria Nickel ( CS5C ) - Reverse

Coin Mass: 1.167 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 15.494 (mm)
Mint Year: 1888
Mint Mark:
Coin Name: Victoria Nickel
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OFCC Serial: 206.1003
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Years Minted: 1858-1901
Mint Marks: None, H
Denomination: CS5C
Obverse Design: Laureate head of the Queen facing left; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA; below, CANADA
Obverse Designer: Leonard Charles Wyon
Reverse Design: At centre within a sweet maple wreath in three lines, 5 CENTS YEAR; above, a crown; mint mark, MM, below wreath
Reverse Designer: Leonard Charles Wyon
1858-1901 - Victoria - 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: 1858-1919
Mass: 1.167 g
Diameter: 14.494 mm
Shape: Round
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper


Canadian Circulation 5 Cents

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.

Years: 1908 - 1919
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
Weight (g): 1.167
Diameter (mm): 14.494
Thickness (mm): n/a
Mintage: n/a


Canada: 1858-1901 Victoria Five Cents

The obverse, designed by Leonard C. Wyon, features the young bust image of Queen Victoria facing left. On the outer periphery are the words "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA" (latin for "By the Grace of God, Queen") and "CANADA".

Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1858-1901
Composition: 92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper (0.0346 ounces of silver)
Diameter Type: 15.5 mm
Weight: 1.16 grams
Total Series Mintage: 37,260,000
Obverse Design: Bust Design
Reverse Design: Wreath


5 Cents - Victoria

KM# 2
Country Canada
Years 1858-1901
Value 5 Cents (0.05 CAD)
Metal Silver (.9250), Copper (.075)
Weight 1.167 g
Diameter 15.494 mm
Engraver Leonard Charles Wyon
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
Edge Reeded

Word Count: 332 -
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