Canada 1874-H 5 cents

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Canada 1874H 5 cents rev 600.jpg

This type was struck at Heaton and London 1858-1901. This Heaton mint issue comes in "Crosslet 4" (shown here) and "Plain 4" varieties, both of which are scarce. The "Plain 4" is priced higher than the "Crosslet 4" in low grades but about the same in higher grades, where this date becomes expensive.

Recorded mintage: 800,000 (all varieties).

Specification: 1.16 g, .925 fine silver, .034 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 2.

Source:

  • 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.

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