Coin Type Specifications
Region: Canada
Denomination: CS5C
Diameter: 15.494 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Silver [80%] 0.9336 (g)
Copper [20%] 0.2334 (g)
Total Mass: 1.167 (g)

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1920-1921 - George V - Canadian Five Cents
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This section of Obscure Finds Numismatic Collection is made up of coins from the Canada region and specializes in 1920-1921 - George V - Canadian Five Cents coins from coin category Five Cent . If you are looking for coin facts, numismatic data or simple melt value composition of the Canada - 1920-1921 - George V - Canadian Five Cents coin, you can find it here at Obscure Finds.

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1920-1921 - George V - Canadian Five Cents Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 4 Coins
Silver : 3.7344 Grams
Copper : 0.9336 Grams
Total Mass : 4.668 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Silver $239.695 $16.440 $0.529 0.9336 g $0.494
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 0.2334 g $0.001
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.495
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 4 Coins: $1.978
- Precious Metal prices updated on 03-23-2018
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Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1920-1921
Mint Marks: None
Denomination: CS5C
Obverse Design: The portrait in left profile of George V is surrounded with the inscription "GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND:IMP" (George V, King and Emperor of India by the grace of God) Lettering: GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND:IMP:
Obverse Designer: Edgar Bertram MacKennal
Reverse Design: The facial value, accompanied with the inscription "CANADA", is surrounded with two maple boughs and a crown Lettering: 5 CENTS CANADA YEAR
Reverse Designer: W.H.J. Blakemore
1920-1921 - George V - 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 neighboring United States. Starting 4 February 2013, after the elimination of the penny, it became the smallest valued coin in the currency.

Years: 1920-1921
Mass: 1.167 g
Diameter: 14.494 mm
Shape: Round
Composition: 80% silver, 20% copper


Canadian Circulation 5 Cents

The beaver has a long history in Canada as both commodity and cultural icon. The Hurons honoured the beaver hundreds of years ago as the totem of their tribe. Native peoples used the beaver emblem to sign treaties with the first colonists. Since then the beaver has appeared in the heraldic bearings of Québec City and Montreal and even marked Canada's first postage stamp. The beaver coin design was created by Canadian artist G.E. Kruger Gray and was first used in 1937.

Years: 1920 - 1921
Composition: 80% silver, 20% copper
Weight (g): 1.167
Diameter (mm): 14.494
Thickness (mm): n/a
Mintage: n/a


5 Cents - George V

KM# 22a
Country Canada
Years 1920-1921
Value 5 Cents (0.05 CAD)
Metal Silver (.8000)
Weight 1.167 g
Diameter 15.494 mm
Engravers Edgar Bertram MacKennal (obverse)
W.H.J. Blakemore (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
Edge Reeded

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