Canada 1954 25 cents

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Heritage sale 3022, part of lot 26747
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 26747 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), which sold for $470. The catalog description[2] noted, "Elizabeth II Six Piece Prooflike Set 1954, Cent to Dollar. Most cameo. A difficult set to find today." This type, struck at Ottawa 1953-64, is common in all grades tho the 1954 is a better date. The use of chrome plated dies gave a polished appearance to the coins which in turn magnified the detractive effects of bagmarks.

Recorded mintage: 2,318,891.

Specification: 5.83 g, .800 fine silver, .150 troy oz ASW, 23.8 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 52.


  • 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.
  • [2]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3022, the Non-Floor Session, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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