1884 five-cent variety expected to bring $70K at Torex June sale

An 1884 five-cent ‘Far Blunt 4’ variety with a grade of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Mint State-65 will be offered as one of about 1,600 lots in the four-session Torex auction to be held on June 22, 23, 25 and 26. The 134-year-old coin is expected to bring upwards of $70,000.

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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