Canada 1917 50 cents

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 24115
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24115 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $851.88. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V 50 Cents 1917, MS63 PCGS, light silvery-gray toning with full underlying luster, scarce in this designation." This type was struck 1912-19 and was superseded by KM25a, struck 1920-36, which was only .800 fine silver. This is a common date of the type but is scarce in high grade.

Recorded mintage: 752,213 (a common date).

Specification: 11.66 g, .925 fine silver, .300 troy oz ASW.

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 Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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