Canada 1958 25 cents
This specimen was part of lot 31060 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), which sold for $305.50. The catalog description noted, "Elizabeth II Mint Set Pair 1953 & 1958, Both sets have six coins (cent, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, dollar) and remain nearly tone-free." This type, featuring the first bust of the queen, was issued in large quantities 1953-64.
Recorded mintage: 9,336,910.
Specification: 5.83 g, .800 fine silver, .150 troy oz ASW, 23.8 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Mary Gillick and G. E. Kruger-Gray.
Catalog reference: KM 52.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.