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Small 5 Cents

Small 5 Cents

For those who didn’t know, the Royal Mint (London) struck the first Canadian 5 cents, which were entirely of silver between 1858 and 1922.  These coins were consistent with the US decimal 10 cent coins, therefore, Canadian 5 cent pieces were the size of a dime during these years, hence their name “small” or “tiny” 5 cents. These pieces are always a joy to see in someone’s collection, and for those coin collectors looking to complete their collections, we may have just what you are looking for.  Contact us via the contact button at the top of the page. Canadian Small 5 Cents

Canadian Small 5 Cents 1858 to 1922

 

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5 Cents

Canadian 5 Cent

The larger, base metal Canadian 5 cents became available in 1922, after the tiny version (similar to a dime) was ceased.

The 1921 Canadian 5 cent is one of the most rarest of Canadian coins searched for by the serious coin enthusiast.  The 1921 Canadian 5 cent is referred to as the “Prince of Canadian Coins” with only between 400 and 480 specimens known to be in circulation.  An MS67 specimen was sold at auction for $115,000. 

 

 

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Canadian 5 Cents Available!