Canada: 1911-1921 George V Five Cents


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1911-1921
Composition: 92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper (0.0346 ounces of silver)
Diameter Type: 15.5  mm
Weight: Silver 1.16 grams
Total Series Mintage: 53,159,413
Obverse Design: Bust Design
Reverse Design: Wreath
Unique Features:  


The obverse, designed by E.B MacKennal, features the bust of King George the V facing left.  On the outer periphery are the words "GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: ET REX IND: IMP:".

The reverse, designed W. H. J. Blakemore , features a wreath & crown that encircles the words "5 CENTS CANADA" with the date below. The reverse design was actually carried over from the Edward VII series beginning in 1903.

Obverse Reverse

Coin Varieties

3 Major Varieties
Variety 1 – 1911 “Godless” No - "DEI GRA" in motto
Variety 2 – 1912 to 1919 with “DEI GRA” in motto
Variety 3 – 1920 to 1921 Reduced Silver Content 80% silver, 20% copper (0.0300 ounces of silver)


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