Canada 1951 50 cents

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Heritage sale 3032, part of lot 31058
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 31058 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), which sold for $646.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI 7-Coin Mint Set 1951, KM 41/42a/48/43/44/45/46, Select - Gem UNC. A Choice set, nearly free of tone, with the plated nickel showing touches of rust at the edges." Canadian ten cent pieces for George VI come in two varieties; KM 36 (with "IND IMP") was issued 1937-47 and KM 45 (without "IND IMP") for 1948-52. This date is common.

Recorded mintage: 2,421,730.

Specification: 11.66 g, .800 fine silver, .30 troy oz ASW, reeded edge, designed by T. H. Paget and G. E. Kruger-Gray.

Catalog reference: KM 45.


  • 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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