A 134-year-old five cents belonging to the Wildlife Museum Collection is expected to bring upwards of $70,000 when it crosses the auction block as part of this June’s Torex sale hosted by The Canadian Numismatic Auction Company (TCNAC). The 1884 five-cent “Far Blunt 4” variety will be offered as Lot 496 of the four-session sale. Described by auctioneers as a “key issue with in-depth gold and yellow and green tones over lustre,” the coin was certified as Mint State-65 – the best example ever handled by TCNAC – by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). One of only five believed to exist, this example has a pre-sale estimate of $60,000-$70,000; Continue reading →
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