Canada 1967 25 cents
This specimen was lot 32683 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $129.25. The catalog description noted, "Elizabeth II Proof 25 Cents 1967 PR68 Cameo PCGS. A virtually perfect coin with no blemishes. From The Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins." In 1967, a new reverse was used in celebration of the centennial of confederation; rising silver prices forced mint authorities to convert to .500 fine silver (KM 68a) in the middle of the year. This date, which is otherwise common, is not supposed to exist in proof.
Recorded mintage: 48,855,500 (KM 68) plus 71,464,000 (KM 68a).
Specification: 5.83 g, .800 fine silver, 23.8 mm diameter (KM 48) or .500 fine silver (KM 68a).
Catalog reference: KM 68.
- 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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.