Canada 1954 dollar
The first specimen was lot 20755 in Heritage sale 3008 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,725. The catalog description 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 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.
- Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3008: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3022, the Non-Floor Session, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.