Canada 1918 50 cents

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 20223
Canada 1918 50 cents rev Heritage 3021-20223.jpg

This specimen was lot 20223 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description[2] noted, "George V 50 Cents 1918, KM25, MS65 PCGS, a choice example with full mint brilliance and attractive tan and silvery-gray patina. Highly elusive in this certified grade." This type was struck 1912-19 and was superseded by KM25a, struck 1920-36, which was only .800 fine silver.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: 754,989.

Specification: 11.62 g, .925 fine silver, .345 troy oz ASW, reeded edge, designed by E. B. MacKennal.

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.
  • [2]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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