Canada 1902 50 cents

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Heritage sale 3040, lot 29471
Courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 29471 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), where it sold for $5,640. The catalog description[1] noted, "Edward VII 50 Cents 1902 MS65 PCGS, London mint. Superbly struck, with mottled gray patina over full underlying luster with light contact marks. A superior example of this conditionally rare 50 Cent type. Only one example has been certified finer by PCGS, with none certified this nice by NGC." This type is notoriously difficult to find in nice condition despite being minted in respectable numbers 1902-10. This date is scarce above Very Fine.

Recorded mintage: 120,000.

Specification: 11.62 g, .925 fine silver, .3456 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 12.


  • 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 David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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