Canada 1954 dollar

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Heritage sale 3008, lot 20755
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
Heritage sale 3022, part of lot 26747
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

The first specimen was lot 20755 in Heritage sale 3008 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,725. The catalog description[1] noted, "Elizabeth II Prooflike Dollar 1954, Prooflike 68 PCGS. A stunning example with pristine surfaces and light appealing toning in the obverse legends. There is also a bit of cameo contrast. Rare and desirable in this lofty designation." The second 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 1953-63, is common in all grades but is scarce in unblemished condition. The use of chrome plated dies gave a polished appearance to the coins which in turn magnified the detractive effects of bagmarks.

Recorded mintage: 246,606.

Specification: 23.32 g, .800 fine silver, .600 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 54.


  • 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]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3008: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.
  • [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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