Canada 1892 25 cents

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23440
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23440 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $5,875. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria 25 Cents 1892, MS65 ICCS, a wonderful coin with brilliant surfaces and just a hint of toning in the legends. The strike is superb on both sides and the overall eye appeal is exceptional. Rare and most appealing in this elite quality. From The Nikita Collection." The type was struck in 1858 and 1870-1901. Despite the ample mintage, this date is rather scarce.

Recorded mintage: 510,000.

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.
  • [1]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.

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