Canada 1940 5 cents

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 27556
Courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 27556 in Heritage sale 3031 (Dallas, January 2014), where it sold for $528.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI 5 Cents 1940, MS65 ICCS. Just a hint of toning with exemplary surfaces. None of this date have been graded higher." The SCWC lists this type for 1937-42 in substantial numbers. Wartime issues were brass or chrome plated steel. This specimen sold for ten times the catalog value.

Recorded mintage: 13,920,197.

Specification: 4.5 g, nickel, 21.2 mm diameter, designed by T. H. Paget.

Catalog reference: KM 33.


  • 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 3031, 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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