Canada 1885 10 cents

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Jean Elsen sale 142, lot 1104

This specimen was lot 1104 in Jean Elsen sale 142 (Brussels, September 2019), where it sold for €140 (about US$182 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "CANADA, Victoria (1837-1901), AR 10 cents, 1885. Fine - Very Fine." The type was struck in 1858 and 1870-1901. The 1885 is a scarce date tho not rare like the 1875-H, 1884 or 1889.

Recorded mintage: 400,000.

Specification: 2.32 g, .925 fine silver, .069 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 3.


  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 142, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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