Canada 1949 50 cents

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23486
Courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23486 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI 50 Cents 1949 Hoof Over 9, MS63 ICCS, a nice fully lustrous example of this scarce variety. From The Nikita Collection." This type was struck 1948-52. This varied from the prior type by deleted "ET IND IMP" from the obverse legend. This "hoof in 6" variety carries a substantial premium. Silver was removed from the fifty cent piece in 1968.

Recorded mintage: 858,991.

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 45.


  • 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 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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