George V 50 Cents 1921 MS63 PCGS, Ottawa mint, KM2...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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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.
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