1948 Silver Dollar
Other than 1911 (there are only two known Silver Dollars from this year and one coin is permanently housed in the National Currency Collection in Ottawa), the 1948 Silver Dollar is the most collectible and highest value of any year. Silver dollars were produced in Canada from 1935 to 1967, except for 1940 to 1944 (war years).
The obverse design for 1948 silver dollar changed from the previous year to offset the change of official title of George VI as Emperor of India. Following India’s independence in 1947 King George VI ceased being its Emperor and his title on the coins had to be changed accordingly. For Canadian coinage, the deletion of “ET IND: IMP:” (AND EMPEROR OF INDIA) from the obverse legend was to occur in 1948. Reverse design remained unchanged.
There were only 18,870 of these 1948 Canadian Silver Dollars minted and even poorer condition, circulated examples sell for over $1000 today.
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