Canada 1903 5 cents

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 20259
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This specimen was lot 20259 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $840. The catalog description[1] noted, "CANADA. 5 Cents, 1903. PCGS MS-66. An exceptional Gem of the date that displays fully realized details over the design and lovely flares of meandering blue, copper-gold and rose atop nearly pristine surfaces. Housed in an older green label PCGS holder." This type was struck 1902-10 for Edward VII. This date is scarce but is not the key. The silver five cents was converted to nickel in 1922.

Recorded mintage: 1,000,000.

Specification: 1.15 g, .925 fine silver, 15.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 13.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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