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25 cents 1870 to 1901 - Price guide and values

With the creation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867, the central government assumed responsibility for money and banking, as mandated under section 91 of the British North America Act, and it undertook to standardize the fledgling country's currency. Ottawa issued the first 25 cents coins in 1870.

In 1873, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1884, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, no 25-cents coins were produced. Furthermore, you can identify the obverses with the obverses comparaison tool.

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Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1870 - Obverse # 1 $11.00$22.80$42.50$72.60$128$264$460
1870 - Obverse # 1 - 5/5 in 25 ----$142--
1870 - Obverse # 2 -------
1871 - Obverse # 1 - H $100$131$261$523$1,270$2,450-
1871 - Obverse # 2 - H $15.70$34.30$62.40$118$229$474$851
1871 - Obverse # 1 $43.00$69.10$127$267$508$1,130$2,450
1871 - Obverse # 2 $13.00$24.50$50.10$88.70$177$396$784
1872 - H $5.60$10.90$21.50$31.90$60.10$142$293
1872 - H - 7/7 $7.80$14.70$31.70$55.50$145$230$350
1872 - H - Die Break A -$245$490$735$1,130--
1872 - H - Repunched N in Canada -------
1874 - H $7.50$10.20$21.60$35.90$62.80$156$318
1875 - H $253$272$545$866$1,740$2,320$4,920
1880 - H - Wide 0 $42.50$121$250$516$906$2,010$3,340
1880 - H - Narrow 0 $38.10$57.70$137$274$535$1,030$1,720
1880 - H - Narrow 0/Wide 0 $51.50$79.40$141$327$695$1,560$2,250
1880 - H - Narrow 0/Wide 0 - A/V --$284$375---
1880 - H - Narrow 0/Wide 0 - Repunched R --$195----
1881 - H $12.50$22.20$47.70$78.80$173$407$767
1882 - H $14.00$27.10$49.80$96.10$180$408$716
1883 - H $8.60$16.30$33.30$61.70$119$280$412
1885 - Curved top 5 $64.00$120$240$459$860$1,620$3,270
1885 - Curved top 5 - 5/3 $85.00$147$294$588$1,180$1,930$3,920
1885 - Straight top 5 $66.00$104$219$498$910$1,810$3,270
1886 - Obverse # 2 $29.00$55.50$131$220$422$882$1,570
1886 - Obverse # 4 $23.00$26.50$73.00$185$246$593$1,270
1886 - Obverse # 4 - 6/6 $38.00$73.50$147$281$584$1,180$1,960
1886 - Obverse # 4 - Doubled Knobbed 6 ----$323--
1886 - Obverse # 5 - Short Bough Ends $20.00$39.20$75.90$141$315$686$1,270
1886 - Obverse # 5 - Short Bough Ends - 6/6 $37.00$73.50$155$302$621$1,190$1,960
1886 - Obverse # 5 - Long Bough Ends $54.30$61.30$108$245$490$980$1,960
1886 - Obverse # 5 - Long Bough Ends - 6/7 $34.20$73.50$147$283$621$1,150$1,960
1887 $67.20$125$244$463$889$1,760$4,180
1888 $12.00$19.60$86.60$120$131$400$417
1889 $64.30$115$374$498$974$2,000$2,440
1890 - H $21.50$25.30$50.30$98.20$212$488$754
1891 $37.50$78.90$174$346$531$1,210$1,650
1892 $10.00$17.30$30.60$100$117$283$505
1893 $78.10$118$221$490$782$1,370$1,740
1894 $15.00$26.10$49.30$102$203$409$614
1899 $7.00$11.40$20.20$80.60$93.40$203$409
1900 $6.00$11.10$18.10$33.30$61.60$160$295
1901 $6.00$11.10$18.30$33.50$71.50$202$374
1901 - 9/9 $9.50$14.70$32.70$55.50$129$294$523
Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1870 - Obverse # 1 $1,000$1,390$2,580$3,260$7,700--
1870 - Obverse # 1 - 5/5 in 25 -------
1870 - Obverse # 2 -------
1871 - Obverse # 1 - H -------
1871 - Obverse # 2 - H $1,830$2,120$3,000$3,420$8,700--
1871 - Obverse # 1 $3,550$4,410$6,400----
1871 - Obverse # 2 $1,700$1,960$3,570$4,810$6,900--
1872 - H $784$974$1,990$2,420---
1872 - H - 7/7 $980$1,710$2,450$4,550$8,600--
1872 - H - Die Break A --$4,950----
1872 - H - Repunched N in Canada -------
1874 - H $770$971$1,740$2,710$5,800--
1875 - H $18,600$32,000$41,400----
1880 - H - Wide 0 $6,900$13,700-----
1880 - H - Narrow 0 $3,360$5,400$7,100$7,400---
1880 - H - Narrow 0/Wide 0 $4,120$5,600$11,600----
1880 - H - Narrow 0/Wide 0 - A/V -------
1880 - H - Narrow 0/Wide 0 - Repunched R -------
1881 - H $2,290$2,480$4,850$6,900$12,800--
1882 - H $1,990$2,960$4,720$5,900---
1883 - H $1,050$1,540$2,610$3,210$6,600$16,200-
1885 - Curved top 5 $7,200$10,300$16,200$17,700---
1885 - Curved top 5 - 5/3 -------
1885 - Straight top 5 $7,200$10,300$18,500----
1886 - Obverse # 2 -------
1886 - Obverse # 4 $2,820$3,900$6,400----
1886 - Obverse # 4 - 6/6 $4,120$6,100-----
1886 - Obverse # 4 - Doubled Knobbed 6 -$4,590-----
1886 - Obverse # 5 - Short Bough Ends $2,860$3,360$6,500$7,800$14,700--
1886 - Obverse # 5 - Short Bough Ends - 6/6 $4,120$6,100-----
1886 - Obverse # 5 - Long Bough Ends -------
1886 - Obverse # 5 - Long Bough Ends - 6/7 $4,120$6,100--$15,100--
1887 $13,000$13,100-----
1888 $1,180$1,690$3,150$4,550$14,700--
1889 $7,500$11,300$14,800----
1890 - H $1,570$2,100$3,470$4,780$10,600--
1891 $2,750$3,520$5,300$6,000$9,800--
1892 $1,090$1,370$2,510$3,220$6,500$10,900-
1893 $3,190$3,920$5,400$9,400$11,800--
1894 $1,330$1,840$2,920$4,050$7,300$13,400-
1899 $830$1,180$1,870$2,510$5,000--
1900 $593$782$1,160$1,740$5,400--
1901 $659$905$1,570$2,130$4,990$11,400-
1901 - 9/9 $1,080$1,270$2,190$3,750---
Variety SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1870 - Obverse # 1 --$3,920$8,000$12,100--
1870 - Obverse # 1 - 5/5 in 25 -------
1870 - Obverse # 2 -------
1871 - Obverse # 1 - H -------
1871 - Obverse # 2 - H --$8,800$14,200$19,600--
1871 - Obverse # 1 --$7,800$13,700$19,600--
1871 - Obverse # 2 -------
1872 - H -$1,770$4,900$5,300$7,600-$33,500
1872 - H - 7/7 -------
1872 - H - Die Break A -------
1872 - H - Repunched N in Canada -------
1874 - H -------
1875 - H --$11,000$11,300$29,400--
1880 - H - Wide 0 --$6,900$10,800$14,700--
1880 - H - Narrow 0 --$6,900$13,200$19,600--
1880 - H - Narrow 0/Wide 0 -------
1880 - H - Narrow 0/Wide 0 - A/V -------
1880 - H - Narrow 0/Wide 0 - Repunched R -------
1881 - H --$7,400$11,000$14,700--
1882 - H --$7,400$11,000$14,700--
1883 - H --$4,900$8,300$11,800--
1885 - Curved top 5 --$14,700$22,100$29,400--
1885 - Curved top 5 - 5/3 -------
1885 - Straight top 5 -------
1886 - Obverse # 2 -------
1886 - Obverse # 4 -------
1886 - Obverse # 4 - 6/6 -------
1886 - Obverse # 4 - Doubled Knobbed 6 -------
1886 - Obverse # 5 - Short Bough Ends -------
1886 - Obverse # 5 - Short Bough Ends - 6/6 -------
1886 - Obverse # 5 - Long Bough Ends -------
1886 - Obverse # 5 - Long Bough Ends - 6/7 --$14,700$22,100$29,400--
1887 -------
1888 --$9,800$17,200$24,500--
1889 --$19,600$27,000$34,300--
1890 - H -------
1891 -------
1892 --$14,700$22,100$29,400--
1893 -------
1894 -------
1899 -------
1900 --$8,800$14,200$19,600--
1901 -------
1901 - 9/9 -------

SP (Specimen): Special collectors coins struck at the Mint with a frosted/mirror appearance on the design and effigy from 1996 to 2022. 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.

View the grading section to identify grades (AG-3, F-12, AU-50, MS, PL, SP).

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