Canada 1953 25 cents
This specimen was part of lot 50369 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "CANADA. Prooflike Set, Cent - Dollar, 1953. NGC PL-64. 6 pieces in set. The 50 Cent is a large date variety. With shoulder fold. Includes original cardboard holder. Grade for the 1 Cent is NGC PL-64 RB; 5 Cent, 50 Cent, and 1 Dollar are NGC PL-65; 10 Cent is NGC PL-64 CAMEO; and the 25 Cent is NGC PL-65 CAMEO." The year 1953 marked the inauguration of coinage for the durable Elizabeth II and this bust was used on the twenty-five cents 1953-64. This date is also noted for "shoulder fold" and "no shoulder fold" varieties, varieties formerly known as "shoulder strap" and "no shoulder strap."
Recorded mintage: 10,546,769 struck for circulation plus 1,200 proof-like sets.
Specification: 5.83 g, .800 fine silver, .150 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-PL2 (for the set), KM 52 (for the quarter).
- 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 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.