Coin Type 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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1953-1954 - Elizabeth II - Canadian Five Cents
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1953-1954 - Elizabeth II - Canadian Five Cents Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 2 Coins
Steel : 8.5352 Grams
Nickel : 0.3632 Grams
Chromium : 0.1816 Grams
Total Mass : 9.08 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Nickel $4.494 $0.308 $0.010 0.1816 g $0.002
Chromium $0.894 $0.061 $0.002 0.0908 g $0.000
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.002
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 2 Coins: $0.004
- Precious Metal prices updated on 10-20-2020
2 Example Coins Found...


Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1953-1954
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C5C
Obverse Design: The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 27 years old, is 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 1954 KG
Reverse Designer: G. E. Kruger-Gray
1953-1954 - 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: 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
1953 - 16,635,552
1954 - 6,998,662


Canada: 1937-1952 George VI Five Cents

Quick Coinage Facts

Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1953-Present
Number of Types: 7
Type 1 Composition: Chrome & Nickel Plated Steel (1953-1954)
Types 2 to 4 Composition: Nickel (1955-1981)
Types 5 & 6 Composition: Copper/Nickel (1982-2001)
Types 7 Composition: Nickel Plated Steel (2003-Present)
Diameter: 21.2 mm
Weight: 4.54 grams (1953-1981), 4.6 grams (1982-1999), 3.93 grams (2000-present)


5 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

KM# 50
Country Canada
Years 1953-1954
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = 0.045 USD
Metal Chrome-plated steel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.234 mm
Thickness 1.70 mm
Engravers Mary Gillick (obverse)
George Edward Kruger Gray (reverse)
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Edge Smooth

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