The Canadian dollar is the official currency in Canada. The first coin issued were 1, 5, 10 and 20 cents by Canada’s Providence in 1858. Then in 1870, the 25 and 50 cents were introduced. One year later, the government approved the Uniform Currency Act to unify the currency in all country Provinces. The first 1 dollar coin was issued in 1987, followed by a 2 dollar coin in 1996. Currently are circulating coin in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents, and 1 and 2 dollars.
The 5 Cents coin front design features an Elizabeth II (Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms) portrait. The reverse coin design has a beaver (part of Canada’s officials), the denomination and the lettering “CANADA”, with two maple leaves at the beginning and end of the inscription. This coin is part of the 2006 series, its rim is plain, and its color is silver.
Text: 5 Cents, Elizabeth II D·G·Regina, P, SB, KG, Canada, 2005.