Canada 1919 50 cents

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Heritage sale 3008, lot 20658
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20658 in Heritage sale 3008 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,495. The catalog description[2] noted, "George V 50 Cents 1919, MS64 ICCS. A lovely example with full white brilliance and a hint of golden peripheral color. The strike is adequate and the surfaces free of all (but) the most innocuous marks." This type was struck 1912-19 and was superseded by KM25a, struck 1920-36, which was only .800 fine silver. This is the commonest date of the type but is scarce in high grade.

Recorded mintage: 1,113,429 (highest mintage date).

Specification: 11.62 g, .925 fine silver, .3456 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]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3008: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.

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