Canada 1940 50 cents
This specimen was lot 70280 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $50. The catalog description noted, "CANADA. 50 Cents, 1940. PCGS MS-62 Secure Holder. Frosty and virtually free of marks. Perhaps worthy of a higher grade but for a slight weakness of strike on the reverse." The death of George V provided the occasion for the complete redesign of Canadian coinage with more distinctly Canadian motifs. This type was struck 1937-47 with the wartime issues of 1940-45 being the most common. Silver was removed from the fifty cent piece in 1968.
Recorded mintage: 1,996,566.
Specification: 11.62 g, .800 fine silver, .300 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM-36.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.