Canada 1950 5 cents

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 32633
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 32633 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $352.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI Specimen 5 Cents 1950 SP66 PCGS. Bright white with full mint bloom. Dazzling luster defines the grade. From The Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins." Canadian five cent pieces were struck in nickel 1922-42 then converted to "tombac" (a variety of brass) for 1942-43, then in chrome plated steel 1944-45, then back to nickel for 1946-51. This date is common.

Recorded mintage: 11,970,521.

Specification: 4.5 g, nickel, 21.2 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 42.


  • 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]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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