$5 Gold Coin

In 1912 Canada minted a true gold coin. The weights and fineness (90% gold) of the coins were identical to the American coins being produced at the same time, so they could be used back and forth for equal value. The obverse is the standard bust of king George V, and the reverse in my humble opinion is one of the most beautiful in the history of Canadian coinage. It features the old Canadian coat of arms superimposed upon two boughs of maple.

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