General

Country
Canada Flag: Canada
Denomination
5 cents
Value
0.05 Canadian dollar (CAD)
Dates
AD1955 - 1962

Physical

Shape
Dodecagon (12 sides)
Mass
4.54 g
Composition
Ni
Diameter
21.20 mm
Thickness
1.75 mm

Design

Orientation
Medallic (↑ ↑)
Edge
Plain/smooth

Other

Krause ID
50a
Wikipedia Article
Nickel (Canadian coin)

  Obverse Reverse
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Obverse
ruler
Reverse
ruler
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C
R
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N
27-year-old Queen Elizabeth II bust right
Maple leaf (denomination) Maple leaf
(designer) Beaver left on log in water encircled by dots adjacent to rim
(country)
(date)
T
E
X
T
DEI GRATIA
ELIZABETH II REGINA
5 CENTS
K·G
CANADA
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A
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E

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