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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1937-1942 - George VI - Canadian Five Cents

Canada 1940 Five Cent Coin Description

Canada 1940  Canadian 5 Cents ( C5C ) - Obverse
Canada 1940  Canadian 5 Cents ( C5C ) - Reverse

Coin Mass: 4.54 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 21.21 (mm)
Mint Year: 1940
Mint Mark:
Coin Name: Canadian 5 Cents
Coin Rating:
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Obscure Finds Coin Collection (OFCC) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:163.917 Canada 1940 C5C ) and has given the item a grade of UNGRADED with serial number of: | OFCC:163.917
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Grade Serial:
OFCC Serial: 163.917
Face Value:
( Canada)
Coin Notes: 2x2 Holder note: CN1319-1940
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Years Minted: 1937-1942
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 CANADA YEAR
Reverse Designer: G. E. Kruger-Gray
1937-1942 - George VI - Canadian 5 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: 1922–1942
Mass: 4.54 g
Diameter: 21.21 mm
Shape: round
Composition: 99.9% nickel


Canadian Circulation 5 Cents

Reverse Design:
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.

Composition: 99% nickel
Weight (g): 4.54
Diameter (mm): 21.21
Thickness (mm): 1.7
1938 - 3,898,974
1939 - 5,661,123
1940 - 13,820,197
1941 - 8,681,785
1942 - 10,243,778


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 round

KM# 33
Country Canada
Years 1937-1942
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = 0.045 USD
Metal Nickel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.21 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Engravers Thomas Humphrey Paget (obverse)
George Edward Kruger Gray (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Edge: Smooth

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The Early History of the Canadian Beaver

The trade of beaver pelts proved so lucrative that the Hudson's Bay Company honoured the buck-toothed little animal by putting it on the shield of its coat of arms in 1678. Sir William Alexander, who was granted title to Nova Scotia in 1621, had been the first to include the beaver in a coat of arms.

The Hudson's Bay Company shield consists of four beavers separated by a red St. George's Cross and reflects the importance of this industrious rodent to the company. A coin was struck that was equal to the value of one male beaver pelt – it was known as a « buck ». [1]


REF [1] - - The beaver

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