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07 Sep 2017

Canada 50c 1945 Wide date (WD) and Narrow date (ND)

Coins-World | MPK

The ability to identify die varieties can be rewarding as one will add more coins to their collection.
The above statement most certainly applies to Canadian fifty cents and dollars of the 1940's and 1950's.
One such example involves a recent coin order that appeared to involve a duplicate 1945 Canadian fifty cent as upgrade to a higher grade.
Utilizing A Charlton Standard Catalogue Canadian Coins Volume: One Numismatic Issues 70th Edition, 2016, Pg 186
I was able to distinguish both coins as separate die varieties; the coin that I already had was the 1945 Narrow date (ND), Pointed 5/5 and, the newly purchased coin was 1945 Wide date (WD) , Blunt 5.
A third variety exists that is a Wide date (WD) with a Pointed 5/5.
Both of the Pointed 5 varieties consist of a doubled 5 (5/5).

Comments

user_7180

Level 5

Thanks for sharing. What a fun find.

Kepi

Level 6

Thanks for an interesting blog! I myself, really like Vam's especially when I can see the attribute. : )

Longstrider

Level 6

Nice article. I enjoy the Canadian silver coins. Thanks for the variety lesson. As a VAM guy, I can appreciate the work!!

user_9073

Level 5

The Canadian coin varieties are a good opportunity for collectors in the U.S. because so many dealers here don't see any value beyond the melt value. Good for you on this find.

Mike

Level 7

First I have heard of it God for you that's a wonderful find enjoy it very much and thanks for telling us. We appreciate it. Mike

Mike

Level 7

First I have heard of it God for you that's a wonderful find enjoy it very much and thanks for telling us. We appreciate it. Mike

CoinLady

Level 6

Years ago I owned a 1945 Canada half dollar. Grandma gave it to me. Did not know of variety.

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