Canada 1955 dollar

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 23300
Courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23300 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $587.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Elizabeth II Dollar 1955, PL67 PCGS, lightly toned with reflective surfaces, just a hint of cameo frost. PCGS: 32 in this grade and 2 higher. From The MacLeod Collection of Canada Spe[ci]men, Proof, and Prooflike Dollars." This type, struck at Ottawa 1953-63, is common in all grades but is scarce in unblemished condition. The use of chrome plated dies gave a polished appearance to the coins which in turn magnified the detractive effects of bagmarks.

Recorded mintage: 268,105.

Specification: .800 fine silver, .600 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 54.


  • 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 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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