Coin Type Specifications
Region: Canada
Denomination: C5C
Diameter: 21.21 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Nickel [100%] 4.54 (g)
Total Mass: 4.54 (g)

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1955–1962 - Elizabeth II - Canadian Five Cents
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1955–1962 - Elizabeth II - Canadian Five Cents Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 21 Coins
Nickel : 95.34 Grams
Total Mass : 95.34 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Nickel $4.494 $0.308 $0.010 4.54 g $0.045
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.045
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 21 Coins: $0.945
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-25-2024
21 Example Coins Found...


Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1955–1962
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C5C
Obverse Design: The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 27 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA" Lettering: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA MG
Obverse Designer: Mary Gillick
Reverse Design: A beaver, over the inscription "CANADA", is surrounded with the facial value, flanked on both sides by a maple leaf. Lettering: 5 CENTS K•G CANADA YEAR
Reverse Designer: G. E. Kruger-Gray
1955–1962 - 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.

Alloy: 100% nickel
Weight: 4.54 grams
Diameter : 21.21 mm,
Thickness 1.75 mm
Edge: Smooth
Magnetism: Magnetic
Die axis: ↑↑

Obverse: Mary Gillick,
Reverse: G. E. Kruger-Gray, Thomas Shingles
Obverse: Mary Gillick,
Reverse: G. E. Kruger-Gray, Thomas Shingles


Canadian Circulation 5 Cents

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.

Years Minted: 1955 - 1981
Composition: 99.9% nickel
Weight (g): 4.54
Diameter (mm): 21.21
Thickness (mm): 1.7
1955 - 5,355,028
1956 - 9,399,854
1957 - 7,387,703
1958 - 7,607,521
1959 - 11,552,523
1960 - 37,157,433
1961 - 47,889,051
1962 - 46,307,305


Canada: 1937-1952 George VI Five Cents

Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1953-Present
Number of Types: 7
Type 1 Composition: Chrome & Nickel Plated Steel (1953-1954)
Types 2 to 4 Composition: Nickel (1955-1981)
Types 5 & 6 Composition: Copper/Nickel (1982-2001)
Types 7 Composition: Nickel Plated Steel (2003-Present)
Diameter: 21.2 mm
Weight: 4.54 grams (1953-1981), 4.6 grams (1982-1999), 3.93 grams (2000-present)


5 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait, dodecagonal

KM# 50a
Country Canada
Years 1955-1962
Value 5 Cents (0.05 CAD)
Metal Nickel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.234 mm
Thickness 1.70 mm
Engravers Mary Gillick (obverse)
George Edward Kruger Gray (reverse)
Shape Dodecagonal
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
Edge Smooth

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