Canada 1909 5 cents
This specimen was lot 20260 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $4,080. The catalog description noted, "CANADA. 5 Cents, 1909. PCGS MS-62 Secure Holder. Round (Maple Leaf)-Cross/Bow Tie. Fully struck with few noteworthy marks for the assigned grade and vibrant luster that aids the appearance and is suggestive of a higher grade. The most desirable variety of the three listed in the Charlton catalog and of great rarity in Mint State; the only other appearance of this variety in Mint State (also graded MS-62 by PCGS and at the time the only example graded) brought $8,225 in a 2016 Heritage sale." This type was struck 1902-10 for Edward VII. This date is scarce but is not the key, tho this variety is rare. The silver five cents was converted to nickel in 1922.
Recorded mintage: 1,983,725 (all varieties).
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.
- 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.