Canada 1950 10 cents

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Heritage sale 3008, lot 20627
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20627 in Heritage sale 3008 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $402.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI Specimen 10 Cents 1950, Specimen 66 PCGS. Fully mirrored fields with some cameo contrast, particularly bold on the obverse. The strike is decent for the type and the surfaces pristine. Only two pieces have been certified finer by PCGS (12/2)." This type was struck 1948-52 and varies from the earlier George VI ten cents by deleting the "IND IMP" from the obverse legend. This date is common but Specimens are rare as they were not available for sale to the public.

Recorded mintage: 17,823,075.

Specification: 2.32 g, .800 fine silver, .060 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 43.

Source:

  • 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]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3008: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.

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