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5 cents 1897

5 cents 1897
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5 cents 1897 prices and values

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Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1897 - Slender (narrow) 8 $3.30$5.60$9.80$14.10$22.90$45.80$120
1897 - Wide 8 $5.00$5.60$9.80$14.10$23.40$49.00$120
1897 - Slender 8/Wide 8 $12.00$14.70$24.50$39.20$73.50$130$260

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Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1897 - Slender (narrow) 8 $260$380$620$720---
1897 - Wide 8 $260$380$550$980---
1897 - Slender 8/Wide 8 $490$690$1,080$1,760---

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Varieties

Slender (narrow) 8

The 7 is far from the 9 in the date.

5 cents 1897 - Slender 8

Wide 8

The 7 is near the 9 in the date.

5 cents 1897 - Wide 8

Errors and varieties from the community

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Die errors and varieties
#3362 5 cents 1897 - Die crack before the C of Canada -
#3361 5 cents 1897 - Die crack on the A of Regina -
#3360 5 cents 1897 - Die crack on the queen -

Mintage

  • 5 cents 1897 - Slender (narrow) 8 : n/a
  • 5 cents 1897 - Wide 8 : 1,319,280
  • 5 cents 1897 - Slender 8/Wide 8 : n/a

Specifications - 5 cents 1897 - Slender (narrow) 8

  • 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: ↑↓

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

Last update : Friday, August 30, 2019