1943 Canada 5 Cents Tombac Victory Nickel World War 2 Era
Canadian numismatic history.
King George VI
In 1942, because of the World War, the five cent coin was made with tombac to save nickel. It was made with 12 sides to avoid confusion with the 1 cent coins. The torch and the "V" design on the 1943-1945 coinage was designed to promote the war effort. It had the words "we win when we work willingly" stamped in morse code around the edge.
Coin shows excellent condition with very good detail on both the front and back.