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Pierre_Henri

Question regarding the Canadian Edward VII 5-Cent Series (1902-1910)

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Pierre_Henri

I have 2 Canadian 5c pieces from the first year (1902) and last year (1910) of the reign of King Edward VII.

There is a major difference between the two - the one has a medal alignment and the other a coin alignment - is that normal?

See the following picture...

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Cold Sea

Hi Pierre, interesting question and well spotted. I found the following:

 

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The standards remain the same as the Victorian coins: with a weight of 1.16 grams; a diameter of 15.5 mm, and struck from 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. From 1902 to 1907 they this have a "coinage" 180 degree die axis, and are without a mint mark if struck at the British Royal mint in London England, or have an "H" mint mark for those struck at the Heaton mint in Birmingham England. Starting in 1908, all of the coins were struck without a mint marks but this now designates the new Royal Canadian mint in Ottawa. Also in 1908, the die axis changed to "medal axis" or 0 degrees (normally used for war medals).

 

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