Coin Specifications

Region: Canada  
Denomination: C5C  
Diameter: 21.234 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

Steel [94%] 4.2676 (g)
Nickel [4%] 0.1816 (g)
Chromium ( 2% ) 0.0908 (g)
Total Mass: 4.54 (g)

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1951-1952 - George VI - Canadian Five Cent

Canada 1952 Five Cent Coin Description

Canada 1952  Canadian 5 Cents - Error ( C5C ) - Obverse
Canada 1952  Canadian 5 Cents - Error ( C5C ) - Reverse

Coin Mass: 4.54 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 21.234 (mm)
Mint Year: 1952
Mint Mark:
Coin Name: Canadian 5 Cents - Error
Coin Rating:
Rated 0 out of 70 with 1 Verifications
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Obscure Finds Coin Collection (OFCC) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:166.841 Canada 1952 C5C ) and has given the item a grade of UNGRADED with serial number of: | OFCC:166.841
Coin Grade:
Grade Serial:
OFCC Serial: 166.841
Face Value:
( Canada)
Attributes: Die Crack
Coin Notes: Die Crack under the last A of Canada
Coin Variety or Error Noted
Die Crack under the last A of Canada


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Years Minted: 1951-1952
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C5C
Obverse Design: The portrait in left profile of George VI is surrounded with the inscription "GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX" Lettering: GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX HP
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 CANADA YEAR K·G
Reverse Designer: G.E. Kruger-Gray
1951-1952 - 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: 1951–1954
Mass: 4.54 g
Diameter: 21.21 mm
Shape: 12-sided
Composition: chrome-plated steel


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.

1951 - 1954
Composition: chrome plated steel
Weight (g): 4.54
Diameter (mm): 21.21
Thickness (mm): 1.7
1951 - 12,642,641
1952 - 10,891,148


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# 42a
Country Canada
Years 1951-1952
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = 0.045 USD
Metal Chrome-plated Steel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.234 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Engravers Thomas Humphrey Paget (obverse)
George Edward Kruger Gray (reverse)
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Edge Smooth

Word Count: 302 -
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