Canada 1913 5 cents

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 34482
Canada 1913 5 cents rev P177-34482.jpg

Canada issued silver five cent pieces 1858-1921. In 1920, the coin was debased from .925 to .800 fine, then in 1921 it was converted to a nickel piece very similar to the U. S. five cent coin. This specimen was lot 34482 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $318. The catalog description[1] noted, "CANADA. 5 Cents, 1913. PCGS MS-66." This date is common.

Recorded mintage: 5,488,048.

Specification: 1.16 grams, .925 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 22.


  • 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, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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