Canada – 1973 25-Cents Small Effigy – UNC


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Canada – 1973 25-Cents Small Effigy – UNC


  • Alloy: 100% nickel
  • Weight: 5.07 grams
  • Diameter: 23.88 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Patrick Brindley, Reverse: Walter Ott
  • Illustrator: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Reverse: Paul Cedarberg
  • Egde: Ribbed
  • Magnetic
  • Die Axis: ↑↑

Number of circulation coins minted

  • 1973 25-cents – Small Effigy: 135 958 589

Elizabeth II (1965‑1989)

The second version of the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is surrounded by the Latin inscription ELIZABETH II D G REGINA, a shortened form of that used until 1964.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Foundation

The reverse of this commemorative coin was chosen to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the R.C.M.P., which later became the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.


This is the basic finish found on most standard circulation coins in Canada.