Canada 1948 cent

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 32602
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 32602 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $317.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI Specimen Cent 1948 SP65 Red PCGS, Royal Canadian Mint. Nice cameo appearance, with outstanding golden color and a full strike. Only a few tiny spots are noted with close inspection. From The Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins." This type, struck at Ottawa 1948-52, is common in all grades tho the mintages are lower than those of World War Two. The 1948 is scarcer than the other dates as most of the cents made in 1948 were dated 1947 with a maple leaf.

Recorded mintage: 25,767,779.

Specification: 3.24 g, bronze, 19.1 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 41.


  • 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]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.

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