Canada 1931 50 cents
This specimen was lot 23247 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description noted, "George V 50 Cents 1931, MS64 NGC, full icy white mint brilliance with just a few contact marks in the obverse fields. A choice coin with strong eye appeal." This type was struck for George V 1912-36 and this is a better date. In 1920, the silver was lowered from .925 fine to .800 fine.
Recorded mintage: 57,581.
Specification: 11.62 g, .800 fine silver, .300 troy oz ASW, reeded edge, designed by E. B. MacKennal.
Catalog reference: KM 25a.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.