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)
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://numista.com)
References KM# 2,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 2
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). 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

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1858  1 460 389 $ 7.42 $ 21 $ 26 $ 57 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 $ 1.65 $ 15 $ 9.03 $ 41 10% Reverse with thick listel, E1
1871  1 400 000 $ 3.83 $ 14 $ 8.73 7% Reverse with narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2
1872 H 2 000 000 $ 3.88 $ 14 $ 41 11% Reverse with narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2
1874 H 800 000 $ 6.99 $ 14 $ 40 6% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2, regular 4, small date
1874 H $ 14 4% 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 1.8% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2, small date. Qty included above (1874 and 1875 quantities added by mistake)
1880 H 3 000 000 $ 2.99 $ 6.03 $ 11 $ 11 $ 38 21% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2, E3
1881 H 1 500 000 $ 2.46 $ 4.78 $ 13 $ 7.53 12% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E3
1882 H 1 000 000 $ 11 $ 18 9% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E4
1883 H 600 000 $ 5.12 $ 41 $ 36 6% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5
1884  200 000 $ 137 $ 219 2% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5, Near/Pointed 4 and Far/Blunt 4 varieties
1885  1 000 000 $ 20 $ 4.52 7% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5 large handled 5
1885  2% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5 small handled 5, Qty included below
1886  $ 8.15 $ 14 5% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5, large 6
1886  1 700 000 $ 1.91 $ 5.93 $ 17 $ 33 11% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5, small 6
1887  500 000 $ 23 $ 38 5% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5
1888  1 000 000 $ 3.15 $ 5.79 $ 8.70 $ 10 17% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5
1889  1 200 000 $ 16 $ 102 5% Narrow listel, 22 leaves, E5. Qty included above
1890 H 1 000 000 $ 2.90 $ 8.21 $ 10 $ 22 10% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E5
1891  1 800 000 $ 3.83 $ 5.70 $ 9.16 $ 15 17% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E5, E2
1892  860 000 $ 8.83 $ 9.46 $ 26 $ 9.62 9% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E5, E2
1893  1 700 000 $ 0.93 $ 7.10 $ 6.82 $ 14 15% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2
1894  500 000 $ 29 $ 73 5% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2
1896 or large 9 1 500 000 $ 3.83 $ 7.10 $ 14 16% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2
1897  1 319 283 $ 4.69 $ 7.00 $ 7.65 13% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2
1898  580 717 $ 9.40 $ 19 $ 41 $ 29 8% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2
1899  3 000 000 $ 2.99 $ 5.92 $ 11 $ 24 27% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2
1900  1 800 000 $ 3.76 $ 4.72 $ 8.62 $ 6.99 11% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2, large date
1900  $ 12 7% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2, small date, Qty include below
1901  2 000 000 $ 1.98 $ 2.57 $ 8.62 $ 14 $ 14 20% Narrow listel, 21 leaves, E2

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