Canada 1919 5 cents

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 32623
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 32623 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $705. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V 5 Cents 1919 MS66 ICCS. Very near pristine, with dazzling luster and only the faintest luster grazes that define the grade. Among the finest known for the date and as such, worthy of a strong bid." This type was struck at Ottowa 1912-19 and in .800 fine silver 1920-21 (KM 22a). This date is common.

Recorded mintage: 7,835,400.

Specification: 1.15 g, .925 fine silver, .035 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 22.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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