Canada 1921 50 cent-Dream coin

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Silverman
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Canada 1921 50 cent-Dream coin

Post by Silverman » Wed May 20, 2020 3:06 pm

Canada 1921 50 cent-Dream coin

Has anyone seen any of these?


"This popular and very scarce coin was originally minted in considerable quantity. During the early and mid-1920s the demand for 50-cent pieces was very light; only 28,000 pieces were issued between 1921 and 1929. These are assumed to have been almost entirely 1920s. When a greater demand for this denomination arose later in 1929, the Master of the Ottawa Mint decided to melt the entire stock of 1920 and 1921 coins (amounting to some 480,392 pieces) and recoin the silver into 1929 coins. He took this decision because he feared that the public would suspect they were receiving counterfeits if a large quantity of coins with 'old' dates were issued. It is believed that the 75 or so 1921s that have survived came from Specimen sets sold to collectors, or from circulation strikes sold to Mint visitors."

https://youtu.be/_bwhY4U3DCI

momomomo
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Re: Canada 1921 50 cent-Dream coin

Post by momomomo » Wed May 20, 2020 6:44 pm

That song in the video :lol: :lol: :lol:

Never owned it (and probably never will), but this is among the top 5 known rare canadian coins around the world.

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