1 Dollar - George VI with IND:IMP:

Features

Issuer Canada
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1937-1947
Value 1 Dollar
1 CAD = USD 0.74
Currency Dollar (1858-date)
Composition Silver (.800) (.800 silver .200 copper)
Weight 23.33 g
Diameter 36.00 mm
Thickness 2.84 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
449
References KM# 37,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 37
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Head of King George VI facing left.

Script: Latin

Lettering: GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET IND:IMP:

Unabridged legend: GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX ET INDIA IMPERATOR

Translation: Georges VI, King and Emperor of India by the grace of God

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget Read more on Wikipedia

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Reverse

A voyageur and an aboriginal travelling by canoe, carrying bundles of which one bears the initials "H.B." for Hudson's Bay Company, are surrounded with the face value and the inscription "CANADA"

Note that in 1946 the coin was made in both Short Water Lines (SWL) variety and Full Water Lines (FWL) variety. SWL consists of three or four short water lines to the right of the canoe, while the FWL coin has four full water lines at the right of the canoe.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CANADA
1945
DOLLAR
EH

Engraver: Emanuel Otto Hahn Read more on Wikipedia

Emanuel Otto Hahn (30 May 1881 – 14 February 1957) was a German-born Canadian sculptor and coin designer. He taught and later married Elizabeth Wyn Wood. He co-founded and was the first president of the Sculptors' Society of Canada.

Edge

Milled

Mint

Royal Canadian Mint of Ottawa, Canada (1908-date)

Comments

Note that the engraver's initials 'HP' appear below the portrait of the King. There are three varieties that revolve around these initials: double HP, triple HP and quadruple HP. The varieties come from double, triple or quadruple striking of these initials. In 1945, only the Double HP exists. But for 1947, all four varieties can be found.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1937  207 406 $ 19 $ 21 $ 26 $ 26 $ 40 76%
1937  1.5% Matte finish
1937  1 295 2% Mirror finish
1938  90 304 $ 41 $ 51 $ 64 $ 390 34%
1945  38 391 $ 150 $ 220 $ 230 13%
1945  1.7% Double-struck 'HP', incl. above.
1946  93 055 $ 39 $ 39 $ 65 $ 110 29%
1946  3% Short Water Line
1947  65 595 $ 49 $ 91 $ 170 15% blunt 7; see comments
1947  21 135 $ 470 $ 640 8% maple leaf; see comments
1947  $ 140 8% pointed 7; see comments

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232408
Lot 64191
Internet Archive
Feb 15, 2024 1938 UNC
(PCGS UNC Details (Cleaned))
USD 91.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)
Heritage Auctions
2023 December 3 Spotlight: Canada World Coins Showcase Auction 61350
Lot 23151
Internet Archive
Dec 3, 2023 1938 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 600.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)
Katz
Auction 94
Lot 2546
Internet Archive
Aug 30, 2023 1938 UNC USD 55.38
(EUR 51.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 June 4 Spotlight: Canada World Coins Showcase Auction 61318
Lot 21158
Internet Archive
Jun 4, 2023 1938 UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 180.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232308
Lot 64259
Internet Archive
Feb 16, 2023 1938 UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 456.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 849
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 1938 UNC USD 90.14
(EUR 83.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232215
Lot 62433
Internet Archive
Apr 7, 2022 1938 UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 408.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232207
Lot 63424
Internet Archive
Feb 10, 2022 1938 UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 432.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)
Heritage Auctions
2021 October 28 - 29 World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction 3093
Lot 34471
Internet Archive
Oct 28, 2021 1938 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 1320.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232134
Lot 64390
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2021 1938 UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 180.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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