Canada 1904 5 cents

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 29461
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 29461 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $493.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Edward VII 5 Cents 1904 MS64 PCGS, London mint. A silky example with lightly-toned surfaces and wonderfully-bold design motifs. A small, yet impressive piece with an appreciable amount of underlying luster that meanders the surfaces and open areas that are seemingly free of any discernible marks. Pleasing in this near-Gem designation." This type was struck 1902-10 for Edward VII. This date is common but not in this quality. The silver five cents was converted to nickel in 1922.

Recorded mintage: 2,400,000.

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]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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