Canada 1858 cent

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 23235
Canada 1858 cent rev H3030-23235.jpg

This specimen was lot 23235 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria Cent 1858, MS64 RB PCGS, a highly attractive example of this initial key date with deep brown surfaces and plenty of mint red. Very scarce and desirable in this superior quality." This type, struck 1858-59, is common in all grades. It was issued with five, ten and twenty cent pieces as Canada's first decimal coinage. So many were made that no more cents would be struck until 1876.

Recorded mintage: 421,000.

Specification: 4.54 g, bronze, 25.5 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 1.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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