Canada 1909 50 cents

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Ponterio sale 182, lot 354
Courtesy of Stacks Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 354 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "CANADA. 50 Cents, 1909. NGC AU-50. Dark toning." This type is notoriously difficult to find in nice condition despite being minted in respectable numbers 1902-10. This date is scarce above Fine.

Recorded mintage: 302,118.

Specification: 11.62 g, .925 fine silver, .3456 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 12.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.

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