Canada 1909 50 cents
This specimen was lot 354 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description noted, "CANADA. 50 Cents, 1909. NGC AU-50. Dark toning." This type is notoriously difficult to find in nice condition despite being minted in respectable numbers 1902-10. This date is scarce above Fine.
Recorded mintage: 302,118.
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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.