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    1916-C Gold Sovereign (Pound) MS63 PCGS. Soft luster with deep orange patina and a few small marks in the obverse fields that prevent a higher grade. The classic gold rarity and an issue with a unique history in Canadian numismatics. The mintage was a rather healthy 6,111 pieces, but it is thought that most were melted, perhaps when large quantities of Sovereigns were shipped from Canada to the United States during World War II to pay for war material. It was once thought that there were only three pieces known, but a few more have surfaced over the years and general thinking is that approximately two dozen pieces survive. (PCGS# 32654)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2003
    13th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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