1936 25C Dot MS (PCGS# 31816)

The Belzberg Collection of Canadian Coinage #312

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1936 Dot 25 Cent MS65 PCGS. Well struck, bright, and lustrous with a slight golden tint. This coin was struck in 1937 during the brief reign of Edward VIII. Dies could not be produced, because of his hasty ascension to the throne. Coins were needed to supply demand, so the mint quietly added the dot to the 1 Cent, 10 Cent, and 25 Cent coins. The discovery of the issue was not documented in numismatic circles until the early 1940s. The 25 Cent coins were issued to supply commerce. The 1 Cent and 10 Cent coins were either never produced in business strikes, or the business strikes were destroyed, and the existing pieces are all Specimen. Edward also made a hasty abdication and never did see his portrait on coins of the realm. This piece is tied for the finest piece certified by PCGS.
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