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Beaver - 5 cents 1859 - Canadian stamp

Beaver 1859 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 39 792 172
  • Issue date: July 1, 1859
  • Printer: American Bank Note Company, New York
  • Paper: Wove paper
  • Scott: #15

Beaver - 5 cents 1859 prices and values

The value of a Beaver - 5 cents 1859 stamp depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more. Values in the section are based on the market, trends, auctions and recognized books, publications and catalogs. This section also includes information on errors and varieties and characteristics.

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Beaver - 5 cents 1859 $5.30 $11 $26 $25
Beaver - 5 cents 1859 - Imperforate - Pair (#15a) - - - -
Beaver - 5 cents 1859 - Diagonal half used as 2½ on cover (#15b) - - - $4,200
Beaver - 5 cents 1859 - Brick Red (#15c) $5.10 $13 $31 $30
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Beaver - 5 cents 1859 $52 $210 $410
Beaver - 5 cents 1859 - Imperforate - Pair (#15a) - $7,100 $10,500
Beaver - 5 cents 1859 - Diagonal half used as 2½ on cover (#15b) - - -
Beaver - 5 cents 1859 - Brick Red (#15c) $100 $230 $440
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Beaver - 5 cents 1859 $130 $520 $1,000
Beaver - 5 cents 1859 - Imperforate - Pair (#15a) - $ - $ - $
Beaver - 5 cents 1859 - Diagonal half used as 2½ on cover (#15b) - - -
Beaver - 5 cents 1859 - Brick Red (#15c) $260 $590 $1,100

Errors and varieties

Imperforate - Pair - Beaver - 5 cents 1859

100 existing

Diagonal half used as 2½ on cover - Beaver - 5 cents 1859

n/a

Brick Red - Beaver - 5 cents 1859

n/a

Description

The 5-cent denomination featuring a beaver building a dam was symbolic of the people in the young country of Canada building their towns, cities, and communities. The secondary purpose of choosing the beaver centred in the original meaning of the beaver skin; it represented a medium of exchange in trade.

Creators

Designed by Sandford Fleming
Picture probably engraved by Alfred Jones

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The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

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