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1870 Flat Border Canada 5-cents ICCS Certified F-15

1870 Flat Border Canada 5-cents ICCS Certified F-15
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1870 Flat Border Canada 5-cents ICCS Certified F-15

Before the coinage of 1870 was complete, new master tools for the Canada 5-cents 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.

Victoria Portrait Obverse 1:
Strand of Hair Detail: Just to the right of the Queen's eye is a thick, truncated strand with two very thin strands rising to the brow.
Eye Detail: The upper eyelid is thin with little definition towards the corner of the eye. The lower lid loses definition approaching the corner.
Lips and Chin Detail: Protruding upper lip with a pronounced curl. The chin is round and smooth to the neck.
Dates: Portrait Obverse 1 is currently known on the 1858 and 1870 Wide Rim 5-cents.

Specifications:
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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