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1870 Wide Rim Canada 5-cents Good (G-4)

1870 Wide Rim Canada 5-cents Good (G-4)
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1870 Canada Wide Rim 5-cents Good (G-4)

Before the coinage of 1870 was complete, new master tools for the 5-cent piece were introduced with the result that two varieties were created for that year. The first has wide rims (including unusually long rim denticles) on the obverse and reverse, and the second has more conventional narrow rims.

Monarch: Victoria
Designer and Engraver: Leonard C. Wyon
Composition: 0.925 silver, 0.075 copper
Weight: 1.16 g
Diameter: 15.5 mm
Edge: Reeded
Die Axis: ↑↓
Mintage: 2,800,000

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