1 Dollar - George VI Royal Visit

Features

Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1939
Value 1 Dollar
1 CAD = USD 0.77
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# 450
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 38,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 38
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Visit of His Majesty King George VI and future Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to Ottawa

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 two varieties that revolve around these initials: double HP and triple HP. The varieties come from double or triple striking of these initials.

For example, a double HP could be identified by two lines in between the 'H'.

Script: Latin

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

Unabridged legend: GEORGIUS VI DEI GRATIA REX ET INDIA IMPERATOR

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

The Canadian Parliament Buildings in Ottawa are surrounded with the latin inscription "FIDE SVORVM REGNAT" (he reigns by the faith of his people), the inscription "CANADA" and the face value

Script: Latin

Lettering:
FIDE SVORVM REGNAT
CANADA
1939
1 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
1939  1 363 816 $ 10 $ 11 $ 15 $ 18 $ 18 $ 29 98%
1939  1.7% Matte Proof
1939  1.3% Mirror Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 854
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 1939 UNC USD 23.36
(EUR 23.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)
Heritage Auctions
2021 October 28 - 29 World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction 3093
Lot 34472
Internet Archive
Oct 28, 2021 1939 UNC USD 1800.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)
Heritage Auctions
2021 August 19 - 20 ANA WFOM World & Ancient Coins Platinum Night Signature Auction 3094
Lot 34472
Internet Archive
Aug 19, 2021 1939 UNC USD 1800.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232126
Lot 61386
Internet Archive
Jun 30, 2021 1939 UNC USD 1560.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232048
Lot 64304
Internet Archive
Nov 25, 2020 1939 UNC
(ICCS MS65)
USD 126.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232036
Lot 61266
Internet Archive
Sep 2, 2020 1939 UNC USD 1500.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232014
Lot 61251
Internet Archive
Apr 1, 2020 1939 UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)
Heritage Auctions
2020 January 21 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Signature Online Auction 3082
Lot 33449
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2020 1939 UNC USD 630.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)
Heritage Auctions
2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach 3076
Lot 31191
Internet Archive
Sep 5, 2019 1939 UNC USD 1380.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - George VI (Royal Visit)
Heritage Auctions
2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach 3076
Lot 31192
Internet Archive
Sep 5, 2019 1939 UNC USD 1440.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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