Canada 1902-H 5 cents
This type was struck at London and Heaton 1902-10. This date is common. This specimen was lot 24230 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $18,800. The catalog description noted, "Edward VII 'Large H' Specimen 5 Cents 1902-H, Heaton mint, SP68 PCGS. A meticulously struck jewel, unimprovable in quality, with satiny surfaces that remain essentially free of toning and devices that fully capture the intended design in all its complexity. As is commonplace with many of the specimen types of Canada, close inspection reveals numerous swirling die polish lines (particularly on the reverse of this coin) in the fields with said process creating a halo effect, as a result of changing luster, around Edward's bust where the finishing of the die was likely most thorough. An exceptional rarity in this format and likely issued in an limited number of coronation sets. Tied with one other example, a richly toned piece, as the finest graded at PCGS and without a doubt one of the finest coin-related relics of the Edward VII reign. From The Prager Collection of Canadian Specimen Coins."
Recorded mintage: 2,200,000.
Specification: 1.15 g, .925 fine silver, .035 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 9.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.