Canada 1886 cent
This specimen was lot 22314 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $70. The catalog description noted, "CANADA. Cent, 1886. PCGS MS-62 BN Secure Holder. Deep mahogany tone with nice minty orange luster highlighting the devices." This type was struck 1870-1901 in large quantities and is readily available in grades up to brown Uncirculated. This date is priced triple the commonest date (1900-H) but is otherwise unmemorable.
Recorded mintage: 1,500,000.
Specification: 5.67 g, bronze, 25.4 mm diameter, plain edge.
Catalog reference: KM-7.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.