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  • Beaver & King George VI Canada 5 Cents Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Condition: Very Fine)
  • Beaver & King George VI Canada 5 Cents Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Condition: Very Fine)
  • Beaver & King George VI Canada 5 Cents Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Condition: Very Fine)
  • Beaver & King George VI Canada 5 Cents Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Condition: Very Fine)
  • Beaver & King George VI Canada 5 Cents Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Condition: Very Fine)
  • Beaver & King George VI Canada 5 Cents Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Condition: Very Fine)
  • Beaver & King George VI Canada 5 Cents Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Condition: Very Fine)
  • Beaver & King George VI Canada 5 Cents Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Condition: Very Fine)
  • Beaver & King George VI Canada 5 Cents Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Condition: Very Fine)
  • Beaver & King George VI Canada 5 Cents Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Condition: Very Fine)
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Beaver & King George VI Canada 5 Cents Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Condition: Very Fine)

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Beaver & King George VI Canada 5 Cents Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Dodecagonal) (12-sided)

CONDITION: VERY FINE

Obverse: The portrait in left profile of George VI is surrounded with the inscription "GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX" (George VI, King by the grace of God)
Lettering: GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX

Reverse: A beaver, over the inscription "CANADA", is surrounded with the face value, flanked on both sides by a maple leaf
Lettering: 5 CENTS
CANADA

Features
Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1948-1950
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = USD 0.040
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 4.54 g
Diameter 21.234 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 408
References KM# 42, Schön# 41

Wikipedia:
The beaver has been used to represent industry, tradition, masculinity and respectability. References to the beaver's skills are reflected in everyday language. The English verb "to beaver" means to work hard and constantly, and a "beaver intellect" refers to a slow but honest mentality. The name "beaver" is also a slang term for the human vulva.

Native American myths emphasize the beaver's skill and industriousness. In the mythology of the Haida, beavers are descended from the Beaver-Woman, who built a dam on a stream next to their cabin while her husband was out hunting and gave birth to the first beavers. In a Cree story, the Great Beaver and its dam caused a world flood. Other tales involve beavers using their tree chewing skills against an enemy. Beavers have been featured as companions in some stories, including a Lakota tale where a young woman escapes her evil husband with the help of her pet beaver.

Europeans have traditionally thought of beavers as fantastical animals due to their amphibious nature. They depicted them as looking dog-like with dagger-like tusks, fish tails and visible testicles. French cartographer Nicolas de Fer illustrated beavers building a dam at Niagara Falls; fantastically depicting them like human builders. Beavers have also appeared in literature such as in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and in the writings of Athanasius Kircher, who wrote that when the beavers entered Noah's Ark they were given a stall near a water-filled tub which they shared with mermaids and otters.

The beaver has long been associated with Canada, appearing on the first pictorial postage stamp issued in the Canadian colonies in 1851—the so-called "Three-Penny Beaver". It was declared the national animal in 1975. The five-cent coin, the coat of arms of the Hudson's Bay Company and the logos for Parks Canada and Roots Canada use its image. Bell Canada used two cartoon beavers, Frank and Gordon, in their advertising campaign from 2005 to 2008. However, the beaver's status as a rodent has made it controversial, and it was not chosen to be on the Arms of Canada in 1921. The beaver has commonly been used to represent Canada in political cartoons, typically to signify it as a benign nation, and as subject to both affection and ridicule. In the United States, the beaver is the state animal of New York and Oregon. It is also featured on the coat of arms of the London School of Economics.

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Wikipedia:
George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was concurrently the last Emperor of India until August 1947, when the British Raj was dissolved.

Known as "Bertie" among his family and close friends, George VI was born in the reign of his great-grandmother Queen Victoria and was named after his great-grandfather Albert, Prince Consort. As the second son of King George V, he was not expected to inherit the throne and spent his early life in the shadow of his elder brother, Edward. He attended naval college as a teenager and served in the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force during the First World War. In 1920, he was made Duke of York. He married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923, and they had two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret. In the mid-1920s, he had speech therapy for a stammer, which he learned to manage to some degree. George's elder brother ascended the throne as Edward VIII after their father died in 1936. Later that year, Edward abdicated to marry the twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson, and George became the third monarch of the House of Windsor.

In September 1939, the British Empire and Commonwealth—but not Ireland—declared war on Nazi Germany. War with the Kingdom of Italy and the Empire of Japan followed in 1940 and 1941, respectively. George was seen as sharing the hardships of the common people and his popularity soared. Buckingham Palace was bombed during the Blitz while the King and Queen were there, and his younger brother, the Duke of Kent, was killed on active service. George became known as a symbol of British determination to win the war. Britain and its allies were victorious in 1945, but the British Empire declined. Ireland had largely broken away, followed by independence of India and Pakistan in 1947. George relinquished the title of Emperor of India in June 1948 and instead adopted the new title of Head of the Commonwealth. He was beset by smoking-related health problems in the later years of his reign and died of coronary thrombosis in 1952. He was succeeded by his daughter, Elizabeth II.