Canada 1967 dollar

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Canada 1967 dollar obv Stacks 1010-961.jpg
Canada 1967 dollar rev Stacks 1010-961.jpg
This specimen was lot 961 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (New York, October 2010), where it sold for $690. The catalog description[1] noted,
"CANADA. Elizabeth II, 1952-. Dollar, 1967. Confederation Centennial. Double Struck in Collar. Obv . Elizabeth II bust r. by Arnold Machin. Rv. Canada goose. Boldly shift double-struck on both sides. Named the “Diving Goose” when first discovered, these double-struck Dollars were apparently deliberately produced within the Royal Canadian Mint. They remain a fascinating rarity after 43 years. MS-63 (PCGS)."
The regular issue is the last .800 fine silver dollar issued for circulation. Since these errors surfaced, much speculation and accusation have been scribbled about them but no definite proof as to their origin.

Recorded mintage: 6,767,496.

Specification: 23.32 g, .800 fine silver, .600 troy oz ASW, 36 mm diameter, designed by Arnold Machin and Alex Colville.

Catalog reference: KM 70.


  • Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, Frank Van Valen and Christine Karstedt, Coin Galleries Mail and Internet Bid Sale, New York: Stack's, 2010.

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