Canada 1905 50 cents
"CANADA. 50 Cents, 1905. PCGS AU-50 Secure Holder. KEY DATE for the 50 Cents of Edward VII and RARE in any grade. From a mintage of just 40,000 pieces. A pleasing and wholesome piece. Lightly toned and attractive. Ex: The Bowers & Merena Galleries sale of the Estate Collections of Marcus Johnson Brown and M. Vernon Sheldon, as well as other properties, November 1983, lot# 3520."This type is notoriously difficult to find in nice condition despite being minted in respectable numbers 1902-10. This is the key date.
Recorded mintage: 40,000.
Specification: 11.62 g, .925 fine silver, .3456 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 12.
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