5 cent Canadian coinage under went a significant change during the King George V series. Unlike their neighbors to the south (the United States) who switched over to nickel a composition for 5 cent coins in 1866, Canada did not switch over until midway through the George V series in 1922.
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 by W. H. J. Blakemore , features the words “Five 5 Cents” with two maple leafs below and the word “CANADA” above.