Canada 1966 dollar

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 23310
Courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23310 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $4,553.13. The catalog description[1] noted, "Elizabeth II Dollar 1966 Small Beads, PL65 PCGS, very rare variety with a mintage of 485. Flashy prooflike surfaces with virtually no contact marks. PCGS: 19 in this quality and 8 higher. From The MacLeod Collection of Canada Spe[ci]men, Proof, and Prooflike Dollars." This type, struck at Ottawa 1965-66, is common in all grades due to massive hoarding when Canada terminated silver coinage after 1967. Dollars struck for circulation in 1968 and later were nickel.

Recorded mintage: 9,912,178 "large beads" variety plus 485 "small beads" variety.

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

Catalog reference: KM 64.1,


  • 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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