King George V (1920-1936) - Small Cents

As a matter of economy, the Canadian government introduced in 1920 a small cent similar in size and composition to that of the United States. The large cents were allowed to circulate until the late 1930's, at which point they were retired. The obverse design was the same (albeit smaller), while the reverse featured a completely new design featuring two maple leaves. King George V died in 1936 of bronchitis.