Canada 1893 25 cents

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23441
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23441 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $5,287.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria 25 Cents 1893, MS64 ICCS, fully lustrous and original with some uneven toning on the obverse. Very scarce low-mintage date and highly elusive in this superior quality. From The Nikita Collection." The type was struck in 1858 and 1870-1901. This date is quite scarce, verging on rare.

Recorded mintage: 100,000.

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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