Coin Type Specifications
Region: Canada
Denomination: CS25C
Diameter: 23.62 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Silver [80%] 4.664 (g)
Copper [20%] 1.166 (g)
Total Mass: 5.83 (g)

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1953-1964 - Elizabeth II - Silver Quarter
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This section of Obscure Finds Numismatic Collection is made up of coins from the Canada region and specializes in 1953-1964 - Elizabeth II - Silver Quarter coins from coin category Twenty-Five Cent . If you are looking for coin facts, numismatic data or simple melt value composition of the Canada - 1953-1964 - Elizabeth II - Silver Quarter coin, you can find it here at Obscure Finds.

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Coin Type Coins
1953-1964 - Elizabeth II - Silver Quarter Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 7 Coins
Silver : 32.648 Grams
Copper : 8.162 Grams
Total Mass : 40.81 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Silver $447.169 $30.670 $0.986 4.664 g $4.600
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 1.166 g $0.005
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $4.605
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 7 Coins: $32.235
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-17-2024
7 Example Coins Found...


Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1953-1964
Mint Marks:
Denomination: CS25C
Obverse Design: The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA"
Obverse Designer: Mary Gillick
Reverse Design: A caribou is accompanied with the facial value and surrounded with the inscription "CANADA" Lettering: · C A N A D A · ·YEAR 25 cents
Reverse Designer: Emanuel Hahn
1953-1964 - Elizabeth II - Silver Twenty-Five Cents

The quarter is a Canadian coin, valued at 25 cents or one-fourth of a Canadian dollar. It is a small, circular coin of silver colour. According to the Royal Canadian Mint, the official name for the coin is the 25-cent piece, but in practice and because of its similar size to an American coin of similar value, it is usually called a quarter.


Faces of the monarch

Elizabeth II (1953-1964)
The effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II first appeared on Canadian coins in 1953 when she was 27 years old. The effigy pictured here was used until 1964, with the inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA, meaning "Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, the Queen."


Quarter (Canadian coin)

Years 1953–1967
Mass 5.83 g
Diameter 23.88 mm
Shape Round
Composition 80% silver, 20% copper


A familiar face – the 25-cent coin

The caribou on a 25-cent piece dates back to 1936 when a change in the sovereign's image on circulation currency prompted the Canadian government to modify the designs on the reverse side of coins as well. The caribou design was created by Canadian artist Emanuel Hahn and was first used in 1937. It has been temporarily replaced through the years - in 1967 for the Canadian centennial, in 1973 to celebrate the centennial of the North West Mounted Police, in 1992 for Canada's 125th birthday, in 1999 and 2000 by the winning designs of the Millennium coin program, and in 2002 for a special Canada Day design.

Reverse side design
1937 - 72, 1974 - 1991, 1993 - 1998, and 2001 - present
The caribou
Emanuel Hahn's caribou design was adopted in 1937 in an effort to modernize Canada's circulation coins.

Technical specification
1953 - 1967
Composition: 80%silver, 20% copper
Weight (g): 5.83
Diameter (mm): 23.88
Thickness (mm): n/a

1953 - 10,456,769
1954 - 2,318,891
1955 - 9,552,505
1956 - 11,269,353
1957 - 12,770,190
1958 - 9,336,910
1959 - 13,503,461
1960 - 22,835,327
1961 - 18,164,368
1962 - 29,559,266
1963 - 21,180,642
1964 - 36,479,343


25 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

KM# 52
Country Canada
Years 1953-1964
Value 25 Cents
0.25 CAD = 0.20 USD
Metal Silver (.8000)
Weight 5.83 g
Diameter 23.62 mm
Thickness 1.52 mm
Engravers Mary Gillick (obverse)
Emanuel Hahn (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Edge Reeded

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