Canada 1947 cent

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 32601
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 32601 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $152.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI Specimen Cent 1947 SP65 Red and Brown PCGS, Royal Canadian Mint. Rich reddish-brown, gold, and blue patina with nicely struck devices and only a few tiny marks. The scarcer of the 1947 varieties in Specimen. From The Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins." This type, struck at Ottawa 1937-47, is common in all grades tho the postwar mintages are lower than those of World War Two.

Recorded mintage: 31,093,901 plus 47,855,448 with maple leaf (actually struck in 1948).

Specification: 3.24 g, bronze, 19.1 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 32.


  • 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]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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