1 Dollar - George VI with IND:IMP:

Features

Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1937-1947
Value 1 Dollar
1 CAD = USD 0.73
Currency Canadian 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
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
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; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of George VI is surrounded with the inscription "GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET IND:IMP" (George VI, King and Emperor of India by the grace of God)

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.

Script: Latin

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

Unabridged legend: GEORGIUS VI DEI GRATIA REX ET INDIA IMPERATOR

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

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

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

Engraver: Emanuel Otto Hahn

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, Ottawa, Canada (1908-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1937  207 406 $ 17 $ 22 $ 22 $ 36 75%
1937  1.9% Matte finish
1937  1 295 3% Mirror finish
1938  90 304 $ 40 $ 45 $ 51 $ 366 33%
1945  38 391 $ 172 13%
1945  2% Double-struck 'HP', incl. above.
1946  93 055 $ 32 $ 39 29%
1946  4% Short Water Line
1947  65 595 15% blunt 7; see comments
1947  21 135 9% maple leaf; see comments
1947  8% pointed 7; see comments

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
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 79.86
(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)
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 August 19 - 20 ANA WFOM World & Ancient Coins Platinum Night Signature Auction 3094
Lot 34471
Internet Archive
Aug 19, 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 Weekly Online Auction 232120
Lot 63347
Internet Archive
May 19, 2021 1938 UNC
(PCGS MS63)
USD 186.00
(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:)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232103
Lot 63310
Internet Archive
Jan 20, 2021 1938 UNC
(ICCS MS64)
USD 396.00
(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:)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232049
Lot 61320
Internet Archive
Dec 2, 2020 1938 UNC
(PCGS 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:)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (with IND:IMP:)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232032
Lot 61283
Internet Archive
Aug 5, 2020 1938 UNC The lot includes several items.
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