2015 5-CENT FINE SILVER COIN LEGACY OF THE CANADIAN NICKEL: THE TWO MAPLE LEAVES
Throughout its history, each of the nickel’s transformations provides a glimpse of a young nation that was seeking to define itself, and a Mint that would quickly come into its own. This Legacy of the Canadian Nickel series is a retrospective look at the history of 5-cent coins minted by the Royal Canadian Mint; it continues with the two maple leaves design used from 1922 to 1936 that first earned the 5-cent coin its “nickel” nickname.
Item Number: 135339
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g)*: 31.83
Diameter (mm): 40
Face Value: 5-cents
Finish: Proof with gold plating
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- The two maple leaves design is the second of the six-coin Legacy of the Canadian Nickel series, which revisits the previous 5-cent coin designs that were produced by the Royal Canadian Mint throughout its history.
- Multiple finishes and expert sculpting help bring added detailing and dimension to this recreation.
- Each coin within the series is faithful to the original design and includes the effigy of the reigning monarch at the time of the coin’s original issue date.
- This coin’s 40-mm diameter makes it double the size of the original, allowing for a larger canvas to showcase the intricately detailed design.
- A great gift for collectors of Canadiana, history-themed and circulation coins with this new 6-coin series! Coins are launched monthly from February to July 2015, offered individually or in a 6-coin subscription program. Receive your FREE wooden case when you subscribe; to be delivered with your second coin!
The reverse image features a recreation of William James Henry Blakemore’s 1922 redesign of Canada’s 5-cent coin. Finely detailed engraving, multiple finishes and selective gold plating breathe new life and more definition to the original design, which features two maple leaves facing outward from the centre. They frame the bottom of a stylistically rendered “5” which paired with the words “FIVE” “CINQ” and “CENTS” indicate the face value. Also engraved on the reverse are the word “CANADA” and the year “2015”. The obverse features the effigy of King George V, who was the reigning monarch from 1910 to 1936 by Sir E.B. MacKennal.