Canada 1959 dollar
This specimen was lot 23305 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $587.50. The catalog description noted, "Elizabeth II Dollar 1959, PL67 PCGS, a virtually flawless coin with medium cameo frost. PCGS: 40 in this grade and none 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: 1,443,502.
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.
- 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.