Canada 1927 5 cents

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 23240
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23240 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $3,525. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V Specimen 5 Cents 1927, Specimen 65 PCGS, a superb example with razor sharp details and subtle gray patina. Highly attractive and rare as a Specimen." The type was struck 1922-36 (superseding a silver coin similar to the half dime) and is common in circulated condition. This date is common up thru MS-60.

Recorded mintage: 5,285,627.

Specification: nickel, 21.2 mm diameter.

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 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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