Canada 1949 dollar

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23492
Courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23492 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $4,112.50. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [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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