Canada 1937 dollar

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 23272
Courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries
Heritage sale 3038, part of lot 33820
Courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries

The first specimen was lot 23272 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $7,637.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI Specimen Dollar 1937 Mirror, Specimen 67 PCGS, a stunning example with mirror fields and an appealing cameo bust. Very rare in this deluxe grade. PCGS: 2 in this grade and none higher. From The MacLeod Collection of Canada Specimen, Proof, and Prooflike Dollars." The second specimen was part of lot 33820 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), which sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "George VI Six Piece Specimen Set 1937, KM-SS35. This is the scarcer set with mirror-like fields consisting of Cent to Dollar. Housed in its original case from the Canadian mint in Ottawa. Reported mintage of 75 Specimen Sets." The SCWC lists this type for 1937, 1938, 1945-47 with the 1937 being the only common date.

Recorded mintage: 207,406 plus 1,295 proofs.

Specification: .800 fine silver, .600 troy oz ASW, designed by T. H. Paget.

Catalog reference: KM 37.


  • 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.
  • [1]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.
  • [2]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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