Canada 1894 50 cents
This specimen was lot 13085 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description noted, "CANADA. 50 Cents, 1894. PCGS VF-35 Secure Holder. Key date to series. Toned." This type is notoriously difficult to find in nice condition despite being minted in respectable numbers 1870-1901. This date is the key for the type.
Recorded mintage: 29,036.
Specification: 11.62 g, .925 fine silver, .345 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM-6.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.