Canada 1888 25 cents
This specimen was lot 23438 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $1,997.50. The catalog description noted, "Victoria 25 Cents 1888, MS63 PCGS, a choice piece with exceptional eye appeal, full mint brilliance with rich russet patina and just a few tiny toning spots." The type was struck in 1858 and 1870-1901. Despite the ample mintage, this date is rather scarce.
Recorded mintage: 400,000.
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, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.