5 Cents - Victoria

Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1858-1901
Value 5 Cents
0.05 CAD = USD 0.039
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Silver (.925) (.925 silver .075 copper)
Weight 1.167 g
Diameter 15.494 mm
Thickness 0.70 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 420
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 2,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 2
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait of Queen Victoria facing left with the country name below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA.
CANADA

Unabridged legend: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA

Translation:
Victoria Queen by the Grace of God
Canada

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Reverse

The face value surrounded by two maple boughs and the crown of Queen Victoria

Script: Latin

Lettering:
5
CENTS
1858

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Edge

Reeded

Mints

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)
H Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Comments

1858

1870

1871

1872

1874

1875

1884

1885

1886

1887

1897

1900

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1858  1 460 389 $ 6.86 $ 20 $ 24 $ 47 8% Reverse with thick listel, E1, small date
1858  2% Reverse with thick listel. Obverse variation: large date over the small one. Qty included below
1870  4% Reverse with narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2. Qty included below
1870  2 800 000 $ 1.52 $ 13 $ 13 $ 38 11% Reverse with thick listel, E1
1871  1 400 000 $ 4.63 $ 13 $ 14 $ 14 7% Reverse with narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2
1872 H 2 000 000 $ 3.54 $ 14 $ 38 11% Reverse with narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2
1874 H 800 000 $ 7.73 $ 13 $ 37 6% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2, regular 4, small date
1874 H $ 13 5% Narrow listel, crossed 4 large date, E2. Qty included below
1875 H 1 000 000 1.0% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2, large date. Qty included above (1874 and 1875 quantities added by mistake)
1875 H 1.7% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2, small date. Qty included above (1874 and 1875 quantities added by mistake)
1880 H 3 000 000 $ 2.76 $ 5.48 $ 9.08 $ 9.08 $ 35 21% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2, E3
1881 H 1 500 000 $ 2.28 $ 4.42 $ 12 $ 12 $ 12 12% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E3
1882 H 1 000 000 $ 3.12 $ 8.68 $ 18 $ 18 9% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E4
1883 H 600 000 $ 4.73 $ 36 $ 36 6% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5
1884  200 000 $ 127 $ 204 $ 315 $ 441 $ 652 3% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5, Near/Pointed 4 and Far/Blunt 4 varieties
1885  1 000 000 $ 17 $ 17 7% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5 large handled 5
1885  $ 57 3% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5 small handled 5, Qty included below
1886  $ 7.54 $ 13 $ 36 4% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5, large 6
1886  1 700 000 $ 1.76 $ 5.48 $ 16 $ 31 12% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5, small 6
1887  500 000 $ 0.94 $ 22 $ 35 $ 2806 5% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5
1888  1 000 000 $ 2.91 $ 5.31 $ 8.04 $ 9.39 17% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5
1889  1 200 000 $ 15 $ 94 $ 898 5% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5. Qty included above
1890 H 1 000 000 $ 2.68 $ 7.59 $ 9.41 $ 20 10% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E5
1891  1 800 000 $ 3.54 $ 4.97 $ 8.75 $ 14 $ 646 17% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E5, E2
1892  860 000 $ 5.92 $ 8.16 $ 8.92 $ 19 $ 19 $ 70 $ 494 9% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E5, E2
1893  1 700 000 $ 2.22 $ 6.39 $ 6.39 $ 13 15% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2
1894  500 000 $ 30 $ 67 5% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2
1896 or large 9 1 500 000 $ 0.74 $ 3.54 $ 7.72 $ 12 15% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2
1897  1 319 283 $ 4.33 $ 6.42 $ 6.85 $ 1010 13% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2
1898  580 717 $ 11 $ 18 $ 38 $ 75 $ 168 $ 449 8% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2
1899  3 000 000 $ 2.76 $ 2.76 $ 5.47 $ 11 $ 14 $ 51 $ 315 27% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2
1900  1 800 000 $ 3.48 $ 3.57 $ 7.32 $ 7.32 11% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2, large date
1900  $ 8.35 6% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2, small date, Qty include below
1901  2 000 000 $ 1.83 $ 1.96 $ 7.79 $ 13 $ 13 20% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232112
Lot 64332
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2021 1871 – Reverse with narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2 UNC
(PCGS MS62)
USD 336.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - Victoria
Katz
Auction 57
Lot 730
Internet Archive
Mar 19, 2022 1882 H – Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E4 VF USD 10.44
(EUR 10.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
2019 August 15 ANA World's Fair of Money World Coins Platinum Night Auction - Chicago 3075
Lot 31073
Internet Archive
Aug 15, 2019 1883 H – Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 12 000.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
2019 August 15 ANA World's Fair of Money World Coins Platinum Night Auction - Chicago 3075
Lot 31074
Internet Archive
Aug 15, 2019 1884 – Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5, Near/Pointed 4 and Far/Blunt 4 varieties UNC
(PCGS UNC Details (Cleaned))
USD 8400.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232010
Lot 61220
Internet Archive
Mar 4, 2020 1884 – Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5, Near/Pointed 4 and Far/Blunt 4 varieties AU
(PCGS AU53)
USD 564.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36101
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2019 1884 – Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5, Near/Pointed 4 and Far/Blunt 4 varieties AU
(PCGS AU53)
USD 840.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232024
Lot 62253
Internet Archive
Jun 10, 2020 1884 – Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5, Near/Pointed 4 and Far/Blunt 4 varieties VF
(NGC VF Details (Stained))
USD 126.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232144
Lot 61380
Internet Archive
Nov 3, 2021 1887 – Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5 UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 504.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
2019 August 15 ANA World's Fair of Money World Coins Platinum Night Auction - Chicago 3075
Lot 31078
Internet Archive
Aug 15, 2019 1887 – Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 3000.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 5 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
2019 August 15 ANA World's Fair of Money World Coins Platinum Night Auction - Chicago 3075
Lot 31079
Internet Archive
Aug 15, 2019 1887 – Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 4080.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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