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    Exceptional Mint State 1921 50 Cents

    George V 50 Cents 1921 MS63 PCGS, Ottawa mint, KM25a. An incredible rarity, one of the single most celebrated pieces from the relatively short Canadian numismatic series - the 1921 50 Cents, a survivor from a mintage which saw almost complete melting in the late 1920s. Perhaps 75 pieces exist, of which the vast majority are heavily circulated; accordingly the present piece must have been set aside shortly after striking for a contemporary collector, for it shows no evidence of wear whatsoever. Somewhat conservatively graded, a tell-tale sign that it never encountered normal treatment is the stark absence of bagmarks on its surfaces indicating that it never came into contact with other coins. Immaculately struck with a fully defined portrait of George, almost Specimen quality surfaces of delicately reflective luster; its color is fully white and devoid of tone, giving a true 'as-struck' appearance. The last example of this famous type we handled was only graded VG8 through its heavy circulation, and yet still realized $32,900 at our April 2017 sale; as such, one can only imagine the price that this far more appealing choice Mint State selection will achieve when it crosses the auction block. A veritable numismatic treasure, and worthy of inclusion in the finest cabinet of Canadian coins.

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    July
    19th Friday
    Auction Dates
    August
    15th Thursday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    22 Days
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