Canada 1949 25 cents

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Heritage sale 3032, part of lot 31057
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 31057 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), which sold for $305.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI 6-Coin Mint Set 1949, KM 41-45/47, UNC - Gem UNC. Light spotting is seen on the cent and nickel, but the silver denomination remain rather pleasing." Canadian twenty-five cent pieces for George VI come in two varieties; KM 35 (with "IND IMP") was issued 1937-47 and KM 44 (without "IND IMP") for 1948-52. This date is common.

Recorded mintage: 7,988,830.

Specification: 5.83 g, .800 fine silver, .15 troy oz ASW, reeded edge, designed by T. H. Paget and Emanuel Hahn.

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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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