Canada 1884 5 cents
This specimen was lot 32550 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $336. The catalog description noted, "Victoria 5 Cents 1884 XF40 PCGS, London mint. Lightly and uniformly toned. 200,000 minted - the lowest in the series." This type was struck 1858 and 1870-1901 in substantial quantities and most dates are fairly plentiful up to Extremely Fine.
Recorded mintage: 200,000, a key date.
Specification: 1.16 g, .925 fine silver, .034 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 2.
- 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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.