Canada 1909 25 cents

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Stack's Bowers Baltimore sale, lot 39051
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 39051 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it sold for $5,581.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "CANADA. 25 Cents, 1909. PCGS MS-65 Secure Holder. Tied with three other pieces for finest graded at PCGS and NGC. A condition rarity, Krause assigns a catalog value of $8,000 in MS-65. Unlike most earlier dates in the Edward VII series, Charlton won't even venture an estimate on the 1909 date in MS-65; it is that scarce at this grade level. A fabulous example with creamy white frost, nearly flawless fields and virtually no tone. For collectors of Edward VII Canadian coinage, this coin could easily represent the pinnacle of perfection within the collection." This type was struck 1902-1910 at the London and Heaton mints. This date is fairly common but not the lowest priced in the SCWC. All the dates are rare in high grade.

Recorded mintage: 1,335,929.

Specification: 5.81 g, .925 fine silver, .173 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 11.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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