Canada 1936 5 cents
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. This specimen was lot 70343 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $110. The catalog description noted, "CANADA. 5 Cents, 1936. ICCS MS-64. In ICCS flip with certificate. Great luster with a nice cartwheel effect. A very attractive coin." This type, struck 1922-36, is common in grades up thru About Uncirculated, tho the years 1925-26 are scarce.
Recorded mintage: 4,400,450.
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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.