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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 analysis:

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

5 CENTS 1858 TO 1900
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $200
5 cents dated 1858, 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 1901 TO 1910
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
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $30
5 cents dated 1911 are rare, multiply these values by four

5 CENTS 1921
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
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 09-Dec-2014 01:45:01 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 peny pennys pennies penny victoria dei gratia regina woman head shot crown 2 wreaths wreath grattia reginaf greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah edwardus edward eduardus edouard edwards edwardvs dward edourdand leaves leaf tiara leafs leave leaved leafed leafy leavs crowned crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera

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