Canada 1925 5 cents

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Heritage sale 3008, lot 20606
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20606 in Heritage sale 3008 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $2990. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V 5 Cents 1925, MS63 PCGS. Fully lustrous and well struck. One of the two popular rarities in the Canadian nickel 5 Cent series, and an issue that is seldom offered in this condition." In 1921, the silver five cents was dropped in favor of this nickel type, struck 1922-36. Most dates are common except for this one and the 1926 "far 6."

Recorded mintage: 201,921.

Specification: nickel, 21.2 mm diameter, plain edge, designed by E. B. MacKennal and W. H. J. Blakemore.

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

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