Canada 1973 25 cents

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 26316
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 26316 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $223.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Elizabeth II 25 Cents 1973 Large Bust, PL65 ICCS, scarce variety of this centennial anniversary type with a larger bust of Elizabeth II. From The Nikita Collection." Silver was removed from the quarter in 1968. This type, issued in 1973 to mark the centennial of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was issued in large quantities and is common. This specimen is a rare variety with 132 beads on the obverse instead of the usual 120.

Recorded mintage: 134,958,587 (all varieties).

Specification: 5.06 g, nickel, reeded edge, 23.8 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 81.2.


  • 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 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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