Canada 1924 5 cents

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 24239
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24239 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $10,575. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V Specimen 5 Cents 1924, Ottawa mint, SP67 PCGS. The fields are more reflective than most dates in the series and frost on the devices creates a mild cameo contrast. Nearly fully brilliant with only a slight hint of golden tone at the edges. Fully worthy of the Superb Gem moniker, and seemingly even conservatively graded at that, with no post-strike infractions visible even upon close inspection. Tied for the finest graded at PCGS and a masterpiece of the issue. From The Prager Collection of Canadian Specimen Coins." This type, struck 1922-36, is common in grades up thru About Uncirculated, tho the years 1925-26 are scarce.

Recorded mintage: 3,105,839.

Specification: 4.6 g, nickel, 21.2 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 29.


  • 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 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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