2018 Canadian 5-Cent Beaver (Brilliant Uncirculated)

Item: #2018BEAVER-5BU    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #2018BEAVER-5BU

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2018 Canadian 5-Cent Beaver (Brilliant Uncirculated)


Face Value: 5 cents
Mintage: N/A
Composition: 94.5% steel, 3.5% copper, 2% nickel plating
Weight (g): 3.95
Diameter (mm): 21.2
Finish: BU

The beaver has a long history in Canada as both commodity and cultural icon. The Hurons honoured the beaver hundreds of years ago as the totem of their tribe. Native peoples used the beaver emblem to sign treaties with the first colonists. Since then the beaver has appeared in the heraldic bearings of Québec City and Montreal and even marked Canada's first postage stamp. The beaver coin design was created by Canadian artist G.E. Kruger Gray and was first used in 1937.


Design:
The obverse design by Dora de Pedry-Hunt and Ago Aarand depicts the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in right profile, when she was 77 years old. It is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA". The RCM mint mark sits under the bust.

This coin depicts a beaver with a wood log, over the inscription "CANADA". It is surrounded with the facial value, flanked on both sides by a maple leaf.

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