Coin Specifications

Region: Canada  
Denomination: C5C  
Diameter: 21.23 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

Nickel [99.9%] 4.53546 (g)
Total Mass: 4.54 (g)

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1946-1947 - George VI - Canadian Five Cents

Canada 1947 Five Cent Coin Description

Canada 1947 ML Canadian Nickel - Leaf ( C5C ) - Obverse
Canada 1947 ML Canadian Nickel - Leaf ( C5C ) - Reverse

Coin Mass: 4.54 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 21.23 (mm)
Mint Year: 1947
Mint Mark: ML
Coin Name: Canadian Nickel - Leaf
Coin Rating:
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Obscure Finds Coin Collection (OFCC) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:164.1041 Canada 1947 ML C5C ) and has given the item a grade of UNGRADED with serial number of: | OFCC:164.1041
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Grade Serial:
OFCC Serial: 164.1041
Face Value:
( Canada)
Attributes: 1947 Maple Leaf
Coin Notes: ML = Maple Leaf
Small maple leaf to the bottom right of the '7'
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Coin Variety or Error Noted
Three major varieties exist in the 1947 Canadian Nickel dealing with mint marks to the bottom right of the "7"
1947 (No Mint Mark Used)
1947 Dot (A small dot)
1947 Maple Leaf (a small maple leaf)

Maple Leaf
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Coin Type Description:

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Years Minted: 1946-1947
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C5C
Obverse Design: The portrait in left profile of George VI is surrounded with the inscription "GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET IND:IMP:" Lettering: GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET IND:IMP:
Obverse Designer: T. H. Paget
Reverse Design: A beaver, over the inscription "CANADA", is surrounded with the facial value, flanked on both sides by a maple leaf Lettering: 5 CENTS K·G CANADA YEAR
Reverse Designer: G.E. Kruger-Gray
1946-1947 - George VI - 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: 1946–1951
Mass: 4.54 g
Diameter: 21.21 mm
Shape: 12-sided
Composition: 99.9% nickel


Canadian Circulation 5 Cents

1942 - 1963
The 12-sided coin
Five-cent coins were made of nickel from 1921 to 1942. However, nickel's importance in the production of war materials demanded the development of another metal for coinage. Tombac, a kind of brass, was chosen as the replacement and was used until 1946. The 5-cent coin featured 12 sides to distinguish it from the one-cent coin.

1946 - 1951
Composition: 99.9% nickel
Weight (g): 4.54
Diameter (mm): 21.21
Thickness (mm): 1.7
1946 - 6,952,684
1947 - 17,198,848


Canada: 1937-1952 George VI Five Cents

Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1937-1952
Number of Types: 7
Composition Types 1,5 & 6: Nickel
Composition Types 2 & 3: Tombac
Composition Types 4 & 7: Chrome Plated Steel
Diameter: 21.2 mm
Weight: Nickel 4.5 grams, Tombac 4.4 grams, Plated Steel 4.54 grams
Total Series Mintage: 177,278,372
Obverse Design: Bust Design
Reverse Design: Beaver on Rock
Unique Features: Round shape from 1937 to 1942, 12 sided shape from 1942-1952


5 Cents - George VI

KM# 39a
Country Canada
Years 1946-1947
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = 0.045 USD
Metal Nickel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.234 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Engravers Thomas Humphrey Paget (obverse)
George Edward Kruger Gray (reverse)
Shape Dodecagonal
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Edge: Smooth

Word Count: 297 -
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