Canada, George V, Silver & Nickel 5 Cents

Both the small silver 5 cents and the large nickel 5 cent coins.
Availability: In stock
SKU: FCA8198
£10.95

In Canada, in the reign of King George V, the 5 Cent coin was struck in 925 fine Silver, Sterling Silver. They started striking this coin in Silver in 1858 under Queen Victoria. The Canadians were quite proud of the coin and gave it the nickname of ‘a fish scale’, it is small and shiny just like a fish scale.
But, in 1922, something happened and it was called inflation and the world started to go, shall we say, into economic problems. They decided to make the coin in nickel which they had a whole lot of and save the silver for elsewhere. So they issued a large chunky Five Cents in nickel.
For the first time we are offering the pair of King George V Five Cent Pieces, one in silver and one in nickel. Both coins are in very good condition.