Five Cent

Victoria 1865 - 1896


Five Cent 1872H*
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Reverse Designer, modeller and engraver - Leonard C. Wyon
Composition
.925 silver
.075 copper
Diameter - 15.49 mm
Weight - 1.18 grams
Edge - Reeded
Die Axis
Up, Down

Heaton Mint issues
"H" mint mark
under the bust 1872-1876 (obverse)
under the date 1882 (reverse)

London Mint strikings
no letter

FIVE CENTS - Victoria 1865 - 1896
Date & Mint Mark
Qty Minted
1865
80,000
1870
40,000
1872H
40,000
1873
40,000
1873H
Incl. above
1876H
20,000
1880
40,000
1881
40,000
1882H
60,000
1885
16,000
1888
40,000
1890
160,000
1894
160,000
1896
400,000

Edward VII 1903 - 1908


Five Cent 1903*
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Designer and Modeller
Portrait - George W. DeSaulles
DES below bust
Reverse Engraver - W. H. J. Blakemore
modifying existing coinage tools
Composition
.925 silver
.075 copper
Diameter - 15.49 mm
Weight - 1.18 grams
Edge - Reeded
Die Axis
Up, Down

The Mint - Birmingham issue
1904 (only)
"H" mint mark
bottom of the wreath below the oval

Royal Mint strikings
no letter

FIVE CENTS - Edward VII 1903 - 1908
Date & Mint Mark
Qty Minted
1903
100,000
1904H
100,000
1908
400,000

George V 1912 - 1929


Five Cent 1912*
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Designer and Modeller
Portrait - Sir E.B. MacKennal
B.M. on the truncation
Composition
.925 silver
.075 copper
Diameter
1912 - 1919 - 15.49 mm
1929 - 15.69 mm
Weight
1912 - 1.18 grams
1917-1929 - 1.17 grams
Edge - Reeded
Die Axis
Up, Up

Ottawa Mint issues 1917, 1919
"C" mint mark
bottom of reverse below the oval

Royal Mint issues 1912, 1929
no letter.

FIVE CENTS - George V 1912 - 1929
Date & Mint Mark
Qty Minted
1912
300,000
1917C
300,319
1919C
100,844
1929
300,000

George VI 1938 - 1947


Five Cent 1938*
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Designer and Modeller
Portrait - Percy Metcalfe
P.M. below bust
Composition 1938 - 1944
.925 silver
.075 copper
Composition 1945 - 1947
.800 silver
.200 copper
Weight
1.17 grams
Diameter
1938 - 15.69 mm
1940 - 1947 - 15.49 mm
Edge - Reeded
Die Axis
Up, Down

Royal Mint issue 1938
no letter

Royal Mint issue 1940 - 1947
"C" mint mark
bottom of reverse below the oval

FIVE CENTS - George VI 1938 - 1947
Date & Mint Mark
Qty Minted
1938
100,000
1940C
200,000
1941C
612,641
1942C
298,348
1943C
351,666
1944C
286,504
1945C
203,828
1946C
2,041
1947C
38,400