Canada 1934 25 cents

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Goldberg sale 74, lot 4271
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4271 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it sold for $1,035. The catalog description[1] noted, "Canada. 25 Cents, 1934. King George V. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated with beautiful multi-color toning; the obverse with golden russet, electric blue and violet hues about the periphery; the reverse stunning in its overall iridescence. A gorgeous specimen and rare this nice. NGC graded MS-64." This type was struck 1920-36 and is common in circulated condition. Earlier dates (1912-19, KM 24) were made from .925 fine silver. This is a somewhat better date.

Recorded mintage: 384,350.

Specification: 5.83 g, .800 fine silver, .150 troy oz ASW, 23.5 mm diameter, designed by E. B. MacKennal.

Catalog reference: KM-24a.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 74: the pre-Long Beach Sale, featuring the Arden Collection, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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