5 Cents, 1937-52 (George VI) 5 Cents, 1937-52 (George VI)


5 Cents 1944 Victory Torch MS63

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1944-05.MS63

5 Cents 1944 Victory Torch MS63

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    Mintage: 11,532,784. Coins from 1943-1945 (Torch & V Design) weigh 4.54 grams, with a diameter of 21.3 mm (opposite corners) 20.9 mm (opposite sides) and a thickness of 1.7 mm. They have a composition of (1943-1944) .88 copper, .12 zinc (1944-1945) steel with .0127 mm plating of nickel and .0003 mm plating of chromium. In Morse code around the inside rim of the reverse is Winston Churchill's inspirational quote of "We win when we work willingly." In 1942, because of the World War, the five cents was made with a brass alloy called "tombac" to conserve nickel. It was made with 12 sides to avoid confusion with the cents. The torch and the "V" design on the 1944-1945 coinage was to promote the war effort. It was made mainly of steel due to the demands for copper and zinc during the war. After the war ended, the five cents piece was once again made of nickel and because the 12 sided shape were so popular, it was retained.

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