Coin Type Specifications
Region: Canada
Denomination: C5C
Diameter: 21.2 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Steel [94.5%] 3.73275 (g)
Copper [3.5%] 0.13825 (g)
Nickel [2%] 0.079 (g)
Total Mass: 3.95 (g)

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2003-current - Elizabeth II - 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 2003-current - Elizabeth II - 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 - 2003-current - Elizabeth II - Canadian Five Cents coin, you can find it here at Obscure Finds.

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2003-current - Elizabeth II - Canadian Five Cents Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 4 Coins
Steel : 14.931 Grams
Copper : 0.553 Grams
Nickel : 0.316 Grams
Total Mass : 15.8 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 0.13825 g $0.001
Nickel $4.494 $0.308 $0.010 0.079 g $0.001
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.002
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 4 Coins: $0.006
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-25-2024
4 Example Coins Found...


Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 2003-current
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C5C
Obverse Design: The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 77 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA" Lettering: ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA
Obverse Designer: Susanna Blunt
Reverse Design: A beaver, over the inscription "CANADA", is surrounded with the facial value, flanked on both sides by a maple leaf
Reverse Designer: G.E. Kruger Gray
2003-current - Elizabeth II - 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 neighbouring United States. Starting 4 February 2013, after the elimination of the penny, it became the smallest valued coin in the currency.

Years Minted: 2000–present
Mass: 3.95 g
Diameter: 21.2 mm
Shape: round

94.5% steel
3.5% copper
2% nickel plating

Obverse Design:
Design Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada
Designer Susanna Blunt
Design date 2003

Reverse Design:
Design Beaver sitting on a rock
Designer G.E. Kruger Gray
Design date 1937


Industrious, enduring–the 5-cent coin

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.

Reverse Design:
1937 - 1942, 1946 - 1950, 1952 - 1966, 1968 - present
The beaver
The beaver design was created in 1937 by G.E. Kruger-Gray as part of a coin modernization effort.

2000 - present
Composition: 94.5% steel, 3.5% copper, 2% nickel plating
Weight (g): 3.95
Diameter (mm): 21.2
Thickness (mm): 1.76


5 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th portrait

KM# 491
Country Canada
Years 2003-2014
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = 0.045 USD
Metal Nickel-plated Steel
Weight 3.95 g
Diameter 21.2 mm
Thickness 1.76 mm
Engravers Susanna Blunt (obverse)
George Edward Kruger Gray (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Edge Smooth

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