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5 cents 1881

5 cents 1881
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5 cents 1881 prices and values

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Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1881 - H $4.50$6.20$11.80$19.90$42.80$115$203

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Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1881 - H $502$714$1,140$1,660$2,620--

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Variety SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1881 - H --$2,450$5,100$5,900--

SP (Specimen): Special collectors coins struck at the Mint with a frosted/mirror appearance on the design and effigy from 1996 to 2020. Before 1996, if specimen coins have been removed from their protective envelope or original package, it is harder to differentiate them from PL coins. Specimen coins are struck up to two times on numismatic presses.

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Varieties

H

1 cent 1872 - H

Errors and varieties from the community

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Die errors and varieties
#1457 5 cents 1881H - Die clash near the crown on reverse ziphandel2
#210 5 cents 1881H - Die clashes in front of the queen La Loutre
#211 5 cents 1881H - Die clashes near the ribbon La Loutre
#209 5 cents 1881H - Die crack above the V of Victoria La Loutre
#1458 5 cents 1881H - Die crack at the end of a leaf on reverse ziphandel2
#1456 5 cents 1881H - Die crack on obverse ziphandel2
Miscellaneous / Unclassified
#212 5 cents 1881H - Double C of Cents La Loutre

Mintage

  • 5 cents 1881 - H : 1,500,000

Specifications

  • Alloy: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
  • Weight: 1.16 gram
  • Diameter : 15.5 mm
  • Engraver: Leonard C. Wyon
  • Designer: Leonard C. Wyon
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↓

Population Report

The Population Report below shows the census of certified 5 cents 1881 circulating coins by major TPG companies. PCGS and NGC specimen coins are included in Mint State grades.

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TPGTotalBS-1FR-2AG-3G-4G-6VG-8VG-10F-12F-15VF-20VF-25VF-30VF-35EF-40EF-45AU-50AU-53AU-55AU-58MS-60MS-61MS-62MS-63MS-64MS-65MS-66MS-67MS-68MS-69MS-70
PCGS6900000010000220542840181513220000
CCCS37000101135508052101000030100000
NGC420000020006000201002721630100000
Total10600010323511010277152111122142113420000

Sources : PCGS : Pop Report from November 26, 2019. CCCS : Pop Report from November 26, 2019. NGC : Pop Report from November 26, 2019. ICCS : Data not available at this time.

The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Last update : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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