Canada 1911 cent

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Heritage sale 3008, lot 20571
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20571 in Heritage sale 3008 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,092.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada. George V Specimen Cent 1911, Specimen 65 Red PCGS. Brilliant, original golden mint color with near-flawless strike. As with most Canadian Specimens, this piece has been lacquered and the few small spots appear to be in the lacquer, not on the coin." The 1911 coins, the cent through the half dollar, are all catalogued as one year types as "DEI GRA" was added to the obverse legend in 1912. The date is otherwise common. Canada reduced the cent to 3.24 grams in 1920.

Recorded mintage: 4,663,486.

Specification: 5.67 g, bronze, 25.4 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 15.


  • 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]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3008: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.

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