Canada: 1922-1936 George V Five Cents


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1922-1936
Composition: Nickel
Diameter: 21.2  mm
Weight: Nickel 4.4 grams
Total Series Mintage: 53,586,294
Obverse Design: Bust Design
Reverse Design: Maple Leafs
Unique Features:  


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.

Obverse Reverse
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