Canada 1945 50 cents
This specimen was lot 20237 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description noted, "George VI 50 Cents 1945, MS65 ICCS Remick Collection, a choice and fully original piece with rich gray and russet toning. Very scarce in this elite designation." 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: 1,959,528.
Specification: 11.66 g, .800 fine silver, .300 troy oz ASW, reeded edge, 29.72 mm diameter, designed by G. E. Kruger-Gray.
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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.