Throughout its history, the Canadian nickel has transformed and reveals the growth of a mint that would eventually come into its own. This new "Legacy of the Canadian Nickel" series from the prestigious Royal Canadian Mint will feature 5-cent coins.
This series continues with the 1951 five-cent coin design that commemorated the 200th anniversary of the identification of nickel as an element.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine silver.
- Comes in a maroon clamshell with a graphic outer box.
- Obverse: Effigy of King George VI.
- Reverse: Features Stephen Trenka’s 1951 commemorative nickel design of a nickel refinery with three maple leaves below it.
- Offers a detailed recreation of the original design, while multiple finishes and expert sculpting further enhance the image by adding more depth.
- 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.
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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.