Coin Specifications

Region: Canada  
Denomination: C5C  
Diameter: 21.21 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

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

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1963-1964 - Elizabeth II - Canadian Five Cents

Canada 1963 Five Cent Coin Description

Canada 1963  Canadian Five Cent RCM ( C5C ) - Obverse
Canada 1963  Canadian Five Cent RCM ( C5C ) - Reverse

Coin Mass: 4.54 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 21.21 (mm)
Mint Year: 1963
Mint Mark:
Coin Name: Canadian Five Cent RCM
Coin Rating:
Rated 59 out of 70 with 1 Verifications
Verified By:
Rating Value: 59
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:178.1226 Canada 1963 C5C ) and has given the item a grade of Uncirculated with serial number of: MINTSET | OFCC:178.1226
Coin Grade:
RCM - Uncirculated
Grade Serial: MINTSET
OFCC Serial: 178.1226
Face Value:
( Canada)
Attributes: RCM Mint Set
Coin Notes: Royal Canadian Mint Set
Coin remains in Original Mint Packaging:
Original Uncut Mint(cello) Packaging
Note: No Envelope
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Coin Type Description:

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Years Minted: 1963-1964
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C5C
Obverse Design: The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA" Lettering: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA MG
Obverse Designer: Mary Gillick
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 CANADA YEAR
Reverse Designer: G. E. Kruger-Gray
1963-1964 - 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: 1955–1963
Weight: 4.54 g
Diameter: 21.21 mm
Shape: 12-sided
Composition: 99.9% nickel


Canadian Circulation 5 Cents

1937 - 1942, 1946 - 1950, 1952 - 1966, 1968 - present
The beaver
The beaver design was created in 1937 by G.E. Kruger-Gray as part of a coin modernization effort.

1955 - 1981
Composition: 99.9% nickel
Weight (g): 4.54
Diameter (mm): 21.21
Thickness (mm): 1.7


Canada: 1953-Present Elizabeth II Beaver Five Cents

Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1953-Present
Types 2 to 4 Composition: Nickel (1955-1981)
Diameter: 21.2 mm
Weight: 4.54 grams (1953-1981),
Total Mintage Type 2: 172,656,418
Total Mintage Type 3: 122,045,388
Total Mintage Type 4: 1,326,785,362


5 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

KM# 57
Country Canada
Years 1963-1964
Value 5 Cents (0.05 CAD)
Metal Nickel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.21 mm
Thickness 1.70 mm
Engravers Mary Gillick (obverse)
George Edward Kruger Gray (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Edge Smooth

Word Count: 233 -
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Rated 59 out of 70 with 1 Verifications

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C5C 1963   Canada
RCM Uncirculated
RCM Mint Set
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