Canada 1952 dollar

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23493
Courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23493 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI Specimen Dollar 1952 SWL, SP67 PCGS, fully brilliant with pristine surfaces, essentially a perfect coin. Very rare and desirable in this deluxe quality. From The Nikita Collection." This type was struck 1948 and 1950-52 and saved. This "short water line" variety (referring to the canoe on the reverse) carries a modest premium.

Recorded mintage: 406,148.

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 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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