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Canadian Silver 25 Cent Coins

The Canadian Silver 25 Cent coin came about as a result of the creation of the Canadian Confederation and resulting formation of the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867. Responsibility for the banking system and creation of money now belonged to the central government. The very first silver 25 cent pieces were issued, along […]

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Canadian Silver Five Cent Coins

The Canadian Silver Five Cent coin was first introduced in 1858 as part of the introductory coinage of the Province of Canada. The nickel was based on the size and composition of the corresponding American coins of that era, which was the half dime. Until 1921, the Canadian five cent coins were small, thin sterling […]

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Canadian Silver 50 Cent Coins

The Canadian silver 50 cent coin is more commonly known as the fifty-cent piece or half dollar. Although it is minted on a regular basis, large quantities of this coin are not produced. Annual production averages approximately 450,000. As is the case with the U.S. fifty cent piece, it is not commonly found in every […]

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