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Quality shown in the photo: EF(40-45)
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Coin, Canada, Elizabeth II

25 Cents - 1969 - Royal Canadian Mint - Ottawa

Quality EF(40-45)
€5
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Detailed description

Caribou left, denomination above, date at right

Machin

5 gr

  • Year: 1969
  • Composition: Nickel
  • Mint name: Royal Canadian Mint
  • Denomination: 25 Cents
  • Country: Canada
  • Product type: Coin
  • Catalog Initials: KM
  • Coinage Type: Circulation Coinage
  • Ruler Name: Elizabeth II
  • First Issue Date: 1970
  • Period: 1970
  • Mint location: Ottawa
  • Diameter: 23.8
  • Theoretical Coin Weight Entire (gr): 5.0599999999999996
  • Mintage: 10302010
Collectible item references
  • KM: 62b
NumisCorner catalog reference: 96232
Coin, Canada, Elizabeth II, 25 Cents, 1969, Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa

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Coin, Canada, Elizabeth II, 25 Cents, 1969, Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa

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Coin, Canada, Elizabeth II, 25 Cents, 1969, Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa

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Coin, Canada, Elizabeth II, 25 Cents, 1969, Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II

  • Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms: 1952–2022
  • Dynasty: House of Windsor
  • Predecessor: George VI
  • Successor : Charles III
  • Regime: Parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in London in April 1926. She married Philip Mountbatten in 1947 and acceded to the throne in 1952 upon the death of George VI. She was 25 years old when she became queen and reigned over the 15 Commonwealth realms. Among others, these include the United Kingdom (of course), Canada, New Zealand, the Bahamas, and Jamaica.

Her coronation at Westminster in 1953 was the first ever to be broadcast on television. She celebrated her Diamond Jubilee (60 years on the throne) in 2012. In 2015, she broke the record for longevity of reign previously held by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. A great many coins and a great many banknotes featuring the effigy of the Queen were issued by the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms during her reign.

She passed away in September 2022, having celebrated her Platinum Jubilee (70 years on the throne) just a few months earlier. Her eldest son then acceded to the throne as Charles III.

Picture: Official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, unknown photographer (1959) - Library and Archives Canada (CC)

Nickel

Nickel

If nickel had its place in antiquity, then it was in the form of an alloy, due to a lack of means to separate it from its ore companions. It was not isolated for the first time until Axel Fredrick Cronsted succeeded in 1751.

Its name has an amusing origin. The ore from which it was extracted came from Germany and resembled copper. The miners named it Kupfernickel, meaning “sprite copper”, a reference to a mischievous sprite in Germanic mythology which played dirty tricks in the mines.

Nickel is a hard metal, which is silver in color, shiny, and resistant to wear.

The first nickel coins were issued by Switzerland in 1881. France did not follow suit until 1903 with the 25 centime coins engraved by Henri-Auguste-Jules Patey.

This metal never really became popular until after WWI due to the rarefaction of silver. Unfortunately, there are two negative aspects which have lowered its value in its pure form recently: its rising cost (nickel is now twice as expensive as copper) and its hardness, which puts coins at risk.

For this reason, other alloys like cupronickel are often preferred.

An “EF(40-45)” quality

An “EF(40-45)” quality

As in numismatics it is important that the state of conservation of an item be carefully evaluated before it is offered to a discerning collector with a keen eye.

This initially obscure acronym comprising two words describing the state of conservation is explained clearly here:

Extremely Fine

This means – more prosaically – that the coin has circulated well from hand to hand and pocket to pocket but the impact on its wear remains limited: the coins retains much of its mint luster, sharp detailing and little sign of being circulated. Closer examination with the naked eye reveals minor scratches or nicks.