Canadian Nickels
These are my Canadian Nickels. Nickels have a face value of 5 cents. They
were originally minted in a small size (about the size of a modern dime) and then
changed to the modern size in 1922. You can click on any picture to bring up a
larger size of the coin.
Small-size Nickels
Year: 1914
Denomination: 5 cents
Mintage: 4,202,179
Composition: .925 silver, .075
copper
Artist: Sir E.B. MacKennal &
W.H.J. Blakemore
History: This is a 1914 small nickel.
It has Maple leaves and a crown on
the front and King George V on the
back. This design went from
1911-1921.
Year: 1931
Denomination: 5 cents
Mintage: 5,100,830
Composition: Nickel
Artist: Sir E.B. MacKennal &
W.H.J. Blakemore
History: This is a 1931 nickel. It
has two maple leaves on the front
and King George V on the back.
This design went from 1922-1936.
Large-size Nickels
Year: 1940
Denomination: 5 cents
Mintage: 13,820,197
Composition: Nickel
Artist: T.H. Paget & G.E.
Kruger-Gray
History: This is a 1940 nickel. It
has a beaver on the front and King
George VI on the back. This design
went from 1937-1942.
Year: 1945
Denomination: 5 cents
Mintage: 18,893,216
Composition: Steel
Artist: T.H. Paget & Thomas
Shingles
History: This is a 1945 nickel. It
has a victory design on the front to
promote the war. The V on it came
from the American nickels of
1883-1912. King George VI
appears on the back. This design
only lasted from 1944-1945.
Year: 1949
Denomination: 5 cents
Mintage: 13,736,276
Composition: Nickel
Artist: T.H. Paget, G.E.
Kruger-Gray & Thomas Shingles
History: This is a 1949 nickel. It
has a beaver on the front and King
George VI on the back. This design
went from 1948-1950.
Year: 1953
Denomination: 5 cents
Mintage: 16,635,552
Composition: Steel
Artist: Mary Gillick, G.E.
Kruger-Gray & Thomas Shingles
History: This is a 1953 nickel. It
has a beaver on the front and Queen
Elizabeth II on the back. This design
went from 1953-1954.
Year: 1981
Denomination: 5 cents
Mintage: 99,107,900
Composition: Nickel
Artist: Arnold Machin, G.E.
Kruger-Gray & Thomas Shingles
History: This is a 1981 nickel. It
has a beaver on the front and Queen
Elizabeth II on the back. This design
went from 1965-1981 excluding
1967.