Canada 1951 dollar

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 24126
Courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24126 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $6,462.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI Dollar 1951 FWL, MS67 PCGS, a Gem example with glowing mint brilliance and excellent details. Highly elusive in this select grade." This type was struck 1948 and 1950-52 and saved. Reverse varieties exist with "FWL" standing for "Full water lines," a variety obtaining no premium. The use of chrome plated dies imparted a mirror surface to the coins which rapidly picked up bagmarks. Flawless specimens such as this one are rare.

Recorded mintage: 416,395 (all varieties).

Specification: 23.32 g, .800 fine silver, .600 troy oz ASW, designed by T. H. Paget and Emanuel Hahn.

Catalog reference: KM 46.


  • 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 Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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