World Coins (1 October 2012)

Date of Auction: 1st October 2012


Estimate: £5,000 - £6,000

Canada, George V, 5 Cents, 1921 (KM. 22a). Lightly cleaned at some time, otherwise good very fine and very rare


In May 1921 the government of Canada passed an act authorising a change to larger nickel 5-cent pieces, and subsequently the majority of the 1921 mint run of over 2 million silver 5-cents was melted down. Estimates of the number of surviving specimens vary but it is thought that fewer than 400 exist