Canada 1950 cent

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 32605
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 32605 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $111.63. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI Specimen Cent 1950 SP64 Red PCGS, Royal Canadian Mint. Attractive reddish-gold patina, with distinctive cameo contrast. The strike is sharp and only [t]iny spots are noted in otherwise blemish-free surfaces. From The Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins." This type, struck at Ottawa 1948-52, is common in all grades tho the mintages are lower than those of World War Two.

Recorded mintage: 60,444,992.

Specification: 3.24 g, bronze, 19.1 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 41.

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]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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