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Canada 5 Dollar Gold

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I only find this made for 3 years at this weight or something like that. There is no price listed. Q. David Bowers makes a few comments on this matter on 317-318 in the 7th edition of the blackbook on world coins. Anyone know anyhitng about this coin, and if the nasty smudge on the back was caused by the mint or someone else?






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KM25 - Canadian Five Dollar - minted in 1912, 1913 and 1914 in .900 gold. Actual Gold Weight is 0.2419 oz. Mintage for 1912 is kisted as 165,680.

Values from my 2003 Standard Catalog of World Coins:

Fine $110

Very Fine $125

Extremely Fine $150

About Uncirculated $175

Uncirculated (MS60) $225

Uncirculated (MS63) $550


Values from my May 2005 Coin Prices magazine:

Fine $130

Very Fine $150

Etremely Fine $175

About Uncirculated $200

Uncirculated (MS60) $250

Uncirculated (MS63) $550


The smudge looks like grease or glue.


Charlton Standard Catalog of Canadian Coins says there was a plan to mint $2.50, $5 and $10 coins starting in 1911 but a decision on the final design was slow in coming and the lowest denomination was dropped. Wartime legislation to control the flow of gold halted production in 1914.



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It looks like it was once mounted to a pin backing.


The coins circulated little and are readily available in EF and above greades. I like the design.

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