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Canada 5 Cents  1858 to 1921
Canada 5 Cents 1858 to 1921

These Canadian 5 cent pieces are old enough to start to pick up some significant collector value. Coins before 1902 have Victoria, between 1902 and 1910 Edward, and after 1910 George. They contain 0.035 troy ounces of silver. The series is complicated to evaluate. Here is CoinQuest's report:

The list below gives approximate catalog values for all coins, except as noted:

5 CENTS 1858 TO 1901 VICTORIA
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $200
5 cents dated 1870, 1871, 1872, 1874, 1882, 1885, 1894, and 1898 are somewhat rare, multiply these values by two
5 cents dated 1887 and 1889 are more rare, multiply these values by four
5 cents dated 1884 are very rare, multiply these values by 15

5 CENTS 1902 TO 1910 EDWARD
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $6
well preserved: $14
fully uncirculated: $100
5 cents dated 1902 are very common, divide these values by two
5 cents dated 1908 are somewhat rare, multiply these values by two

5 CENTS 1911 TO 1920 GEORGE
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $30
5 cents dated 1915 are rare, multiply these values by four

5 CENTS 1921 GEORGE
worn: $2000 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4000
well preserved: $8000
fully uncirculated: $15000

These are catalog values. Use our Important Terminology page to understand how to get actual values from catalog values.

There are plenty of small nuances in these values that are too complicated for this simple forum. If you have a nice-looking coin, especially one before 1900, take it to a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer for an in-person appraisal.

Coin: 3220 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: , Sat, 27-Feb-2010 22:32:36 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 22-Dec-2012 15:14:13 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 24-Aug-2015 02:55:41 GMT
Requester description: 1890 Inscriptions: Victoria DEI GRATIA Regina Canada Devices: woman head shot other side: crown 2 wreaths 5 cents 1890
Tags: canada 5 cents cent canadaian canadienne candian canadian peny pennys pennies penny inscriptions monogram victoria dei god gratia regina kingdom woman head shot crown 2 wreaths wreath script inscription letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy letters lettering scrip lettered initials victoriad viktoria victotia vicoria victoriya victor gods goddess deus deum diety deity godess devm deo dom divine dios grattia reginam regal regini reginaf kingdoms femal women lady female feminine fem womans females womens ladys princess ladies crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah edwardus edward eduardus edouard edwards edwardvs leaves leaf greenery leafs boughs liafy bush leave leaved bough leafe leafed leafy leavs foliage

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