Canada 1955 10 cents

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Heritage sale 3049, lot 32658
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 32658 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $1,997.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Elizabeth II Prooflike 10 Cents 1955 PL68 PCGS. Beautifully toned and a condition rarity as the only PL68 graded at PCGS with none finer." This type, struck at Ottawa 1953-64, is common in all grades. The use of chrome plated dies gave a polished appearance to the coins which in turn magnified the detractive effects of bagmarks.

Recorded mintage: 12,237,294.

Specification: 2.31 g, .800 fine silver, .059 troy oz ASW, 18 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 51.


  • 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 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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