Canada 1949 dollar
This specimen was lot 23492 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $4,112.50. The catalog description noted, "George VI Specimen Dollar 1949, SP66 PCGS, mirror surfaces with a light frost to the bust, rare in this designation. Newfoundland commemorative featuring a clipper ship in full sail." This commemorative was saved in large numbers and is today common tho the specimen finish shown here is rare.
Recorded mintage: 672,218.
Specification: .800 fine silver, .600 troy oz ASW, designed by T. H. Paget and Thos. Shingles.
Catalog reference: KM 47.
- 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.
- 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.