Canada 1936 25 cents

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 30194
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30194 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V 25 Cents 1936 Dot MS61 PCGS, Dot below wreath variety. A wonderful example with silvery patina and amber highlights surrounding the legends. This always popular variety has a small dot below the reverse wreath, signifying that the piece was struck in 1937 under the reign of Edward VIII." This type was struck 1920-36 and is common in circulated condition. Earlier dates (1912-19, KM 24) were made from .925 fine silver. The 1936 with dot is distinctly scarce.

Recorded mintage: 972,094 plus 153,222 with dot.

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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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