Canada 1899 5 cents

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 29459
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 29459 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria 5 Cents 1899 MS65 NGC, London mint. Exceptional in every manner, and perhaps even conservatively graded, with bright white luster in the centers, and vibrant flares of attractive russet, gold and blue tone at the outer edges. As one would expect from a true Gem, marks remain essentially non-apparent and the strike detail is impressively bold. A ideal candidate for an elite set." This date is common.

Recorded mintage: 3,000,000.

Specification: 1.16 g, .925 fine silver, .034 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 2.


  • 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.
  • [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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