Canada 1935 25 cents

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 32673
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
Stack's Bowers Baltimore sale, lot 39053
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

The first specimen was lot 32673 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $282. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V 25 Cents 1935 MS64 PCGS, Royal Canadian Mint. Gold and brownish tone traverse the surfaces, with a strong strike from center to edge and flashy mint bloom in the fields. A couple luster grazes, mostly confined to the obverse fields, contributes to the grade. From The Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins."

The second specimen was lot 39056 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it sold for $587.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "CANADA. 25 Cents, 1935. ICCS MS-65.KM-24a. An absolutely sensational example of the issue, and arguably even nicer than the Belzberg specimen (slabbed by PCGS as MS-66) that sold several years ago for $1,400 exclusive of buyers premiums. Bright white satin frost surfaces and pools of glorious luster flowing about the fields. An astoundingly beautiful coin free of any significant marks, with just a faint trace of tone at the obverse rims. To say it is conservatively graded would be a gross understatement. Pedigree: Ex: Bowers & Merena Auction November 1991, Lot #5151." 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: 537,772.

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]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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