Canada 1900 50 cents

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 24114
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24114 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria 50 Cents 1900, AU58 NGC, a very nice Victoria Half Dollar with flashy mint luster and sharply struck details. The surfaces display some typical small contact marks, but this is an attractive coin and quite close to mint state." This type is notoriously difficult to find in nice condition despite being minted in respectable numbers 1870-1901. This date is scarce above Fine.

Recorded mintage: 118,000.

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

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.
  • [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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