Canada 1916 50 cents

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23480
Courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23480 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $2,467.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V 50 Cents 1916, MS64 PCGS Belzberg, frosty white mint luster with bold design features, a choice example with flashy eye appeal. Rare date in this amazing quality. From The Nikita Collection." This type was struck 1912-19 and was superseded by KM25a, struck 1920-36, which was only .800 fine silver. This is a better date of the type but is scarce in high grade.

Recorded mintage: 459,070.

Specification: 11.62 g, .925 fine silver, .3456 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 25.


  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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