Canada 1891 cent

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 34475
Canada 1891 cent rev P177-34475.jpg

This specimen is a fairly common date of a type struck in London and Birmingham for Canada 1876-1901. This specimen was lot 34475 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $294. The catalog description[1] noted, "CANADA. Cent, 1891. PCGS MS-63 RB. Large date, large leaves." A small date variety exists and is awarded a substantial premium.

Recorded mintage: 1,452,000.

Specification: bronze, 5.67 grams, 25.4 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 7.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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