Canada 1949 5 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 five cent pieces for George VI went through numerous changes from the original round, nickel style struck 1937-42 (KM 33). Issues of 1942-44 were brass, 1944-45 were chrome plated steel, then a return to nickel 1946-47, then the "IND IMP" was dropped 1948-50, then back to chrome plated steel 1951-52.

Recorded mintage: 13,037,090.

Specification: 4.54 g, nickel, 21.2 mm diameter, plain edge, designed by T. H. Paget and G. E. Kruger-Gray.

Catalog reference: KM 42.


  • 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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