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Beaver

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue July 1, 1859
Year 1859
Quantity 39,792,172
Denomination
Perforation or Dimension 11.75, 12 x 11.75, 11.75 x 12, 12
Printer American Bank Note Company, New York.
Postal Administration Canada

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Stamp Price Values

Condition Name Avg Value
M-NH-VF
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine Only available to paid users
M-NH-F
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine Only available to paid users
M-NH-VG
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good Only available to paid users
M-H-VF
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine Only available to paid users
M-H-F
Mint - Hinged - Fine Only available to paid users
M-H-VG
Mint - Hinged - Very Good Only available to paid users
M-NG-VF
Mint - No Gum - Very Fine Only available to paid users
M-NG-F
Mint - No Gum - Fine Only available to paid users
U-VF
Used - Very Fine Only available to paid users
U-F
Used - Fine Only available to paid users
U-VG
Used - Very Good Only available to paid users
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About Stamp

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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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 8, 19.

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