Canada 1907 50 cents

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 30542
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30542 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $1,080. The catalog description[1] noted, "Edward VII 50 Cents 1907 MS62 NGC, Ottawa mint. Delicate peripheral tones cover the frosty reverse, while the obverse is a tad darker in terms of tone. Nevertheless the luster evenly radiates off of the pleasingly preserved surfaces as no evident rub is noted. Your cataloger showed this to Dr. James Haxby who was sitting two arm lengths away during my inspection of this coin and after a short discussion, he mentioned, 'Yes, I would agree with you...that is an above average strike for the obverse and it's quite nice.'" This type was struck 1902-1910 at the London and Heaton mints. This date is common. All the dates are rare in high grade.

Recorded mintage: 300,000.

Specification: 11.62 g, .925 fine silver, .343 troy oz ASW, reeded edge, 29.7 mm diameter.

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]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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