Coin Specifications

Region: Canada  
Denomination: CS25C  
Diameter: 23.62 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

Silver [80%] 4.664 (g)
Copper [20%] 1.166 (g)
Total Mass: 5.83 (g)

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Coin Type

1953-1964 - Elizabeth II - Silver Quarter

Canada 1961 Twenty-Five Cent Coin Description

Canada 1961  Canadian Quarter RCM ( CS25C ) - Obverse
OBVERSE
Obverse
Canada 1961  Canadian Quarter RCM ( CS25C ) - Reverse
REVERSE
Reverse



COIN DESCRIPTION
Coin Mass: 5.83 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 23.62 (mm)
Mint Year: 1961
Mint Mark:
Coin Name: Canadian Quarter 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:236.1238 Canada 1961 CS25C ) and has given the item a grade of Uncirculated with serial number of: | OFCC:236.1238
Coin Grade:
RCM - Uncirculated
Grade Serial:
OFCC Serial: 236.1238
Face Value:
( Canada)
0.25
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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COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION
Years Minted: 1953-1964
Mint Marks:
Denomination: CS25C
Obverse Design: The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA"
Obverse Designer: Mary Gillick
Reverse Design: A caribou is accompanied with the facial value and surrounded with the inscription "CANADA" Lettering: · C A N A D A · ·YEAR 25 cents
Reverse Designer: Emanuel Hahn
1953-1964 - Elizabeth II - Silver Twenty-Five Cents

The quarter is a Canadian coin, valued at 25 cents or one-fourth of a Canadian dollar. It is a small, circular coin of silver colour. According to the Royal Canadian Mint, the official name for the coin is the 25-cent piece, but in practice and because of its similar size to an American coin of similar value, it is usually called a quarter.

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Faces of the monarch
Source: mint.ca

Elizabeth II (1953-1964)
The effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II first appeared on Canadian coins in 1953 when she was 27 years old. The effigy pictured here was used until 1964, with the inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA, meaning "Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, the Queen."

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Quarter (Canadian coin)
Source: en.wikipedia.org

Years 1953–1967
Mass 5.83 g
Diameter 23.88 mm
Shape Round
Composition 80% silver, 20% copper

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A familiar face – the 25-cent coin
Source: mint.ca

The caribou on a 25-cent piece dates back to 1936 when a change in the sovereign's image on circulation currency prompted the Canadian government to modify the designs on the reverse side of coins as well. The caribou design was created by Canadian artist Emanuel Hahn and was first used in 1937. It has been temporarily replaced through the years - in 1967 for the Canadian centennial, in 1973 to celebrate the centennial of the North West Mounted Police, in 1992 for Canada's 125th birthday, in 1999 and 2000 by the winning designs of the Millennium coin program, and in 2002 for a special Canada Day design.

Reverse side design
1937 - 72, 1974 - 1991, 1993 - 1998, and 2001 - present
The caribou
Emanuel Hahn's caribou design was adopted in 1937 in an effort to modernize Canada's circulation coins.

Technical specification
1953 - 1967
Composition: 80%silver, 20% copper
Weight (g): 5.83
Diameter (mm): 23.88
Thickness (mm): n/a

Mintage
1953 - 10,456,769
1954 - 2,318,891
1955 - 9,552,505
1956 - 11,269,353
1957 - 12,770,190
1958 - 9,336,910
1959 - 13,503,461
1960 - 22,835,327
1961 - 18,164,368
1962 - 29,559,266
1963 - 21,180,642
1964 - 36,479,343

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25 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait
Source: en.numista.com

KM# 52
Features
Country Canada
Years 1953-1964
Value 25 Cents
0.25 CAD = 0.20 USD
Metal Silver (.8000)
Weight 5.83 g
Diameter 23.62 mm
Thickness 1.52 mm
Engravers Mary Gillick (obverse)
Emanuel Hahn (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Edge Reeded

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Rated 59 out of 70 with 1 Verifications


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CS25C 1961   Canada
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