Canada 1915 25 cents
This specimen was lot 13082 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $999. The catalog description noted, "CANADA. 25 Cents, 1915. PCGS AU-53." This type was struck 1912-19 at the Ottawa mint. This date is the key for the type. In 1920, the silver content was lowered to .800 fine but the design remained unchanged (KM 24a).
Recorded mintage: 242,382.
Specification: 5.83 g, .925 fine silver, .173 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM-24.
- 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 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.