Canada 1948 25 cents

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 20444
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20444 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,265. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI 25 Cents 1948, MS67 PCGS, a spectacular coin with satiny frost to the raised details and pristine surfaces. Very scarce in this superior grade." This type was struck for George VI 1948-52 and superseded a type with "ET IND IMP" in the obverse legend (KM 35). Silver was removed from the quarter in 1968.

Recorded mintage: 2,564,424 (the scarcest date).

Specification: 5.83 g, .800 fine silver, .150 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 44.


  • 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]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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