Canada 1870 25 cents

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 23242
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23242 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria 25 Cents 1870, MS63 PCGS, a choice example with fully original surfaces and deep silvery-gray patina. Very scarce in this select grade and a coin with strong eye appeal." This type was struck 1870-1901 and superseded the disliked twenty cent piece. This London mint issue is not rare but like all Canadian quarters of the period, is very scarce in nice condition.

Recorded mintage: 900,000.

Specification: 5.81 g, .925 fine silver, .173 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 5.


  • 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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