Canada 1906 5 cents

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 2280
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This specimen was lot 2280 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $940. The catalog description[1] noted, "CANADA. 5 Cents, 1906. PCGS MS-65 Secure Holder. A lovely example of this condition rarity in gem mint state. Gorgeous toning with the majority a slate hue, with some azure and cerulean highlights around the legends and a splash of rose in the reverse field." 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: 3,100,000.

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.
  • Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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