Canada 1917 5 cents

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 26267
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 26267 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $499.38. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V 5 Cents 1917, MS65 ICCS, effulgent throughout with a light golden hue, hard to imagine a finer specimen. From The Nikita Collection." 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.

Recorded mintage: 5,521,373.

Specification: 1.16 g, .925 fine silver.

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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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