Canada 1943 50 cents
This specimen was part of lot 22333 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), which sold for $85. The catalog description noted, "CANADA. Pair of 50 Cents, 1941-43.Includes an example of the 1941 narrow date and 1943 wide date varieties. Both example exhibit lovely satiny surfaces with a nice cartwheel effect and hints of light tone." 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: 3,109,583.
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, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.