Canada 1872-H 50 cents

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 24112
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24112 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,116.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria 50 Cents 1872-H Inverted A, VF30 PCGS, medium gray patina, very scarce variety with the V in VICTORIA punched with an inverted A." This type is notoriously difficult to find in nice condition despite being minted in respectable numbers 1870-1901. This date is scarce above Fine with the "A for V" variety priced about double the normal type.

Recorded mintage: 80,000.

Specification: 11.66 g, .925 fine silver, .300 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 6.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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