Canada 1895 cent
This specimen was lot 26216 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $305.50. The catalog description noted, "Victoria Cent 1895, MS64 Red ICCS, mostly red with a streak of faded color beneath Victoria's chin that runs to the first I in VICTORIA at the legend. From The Nikita Collection." This type was struck 1870-1901 in large quantities and is readily available in grades up to brown Uncirculated. The 1895 is priced about double the commonest date (1900-H) but is otherwise ordinary.
Recorded mintage: 1,200,000.
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.
- 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.