Auction preview: Schroeder Collection of Canadian coins closes on Sunday

The 362-lot Schroeder Collection of Canadian coins is being offered by Heritage Auctions in a single-session sale slated to close this Sunday.

Among the top highlights is Lot 38255, a 1970 50-cent Proof-like “off-metal” mint error with an estimate of $1,000-$2,000 USD (about $1,350-$2,700 Cdn.). Graded PL-64 by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), this issue is generally struck in nickel; however, the example being offered was struck in silver. Another similar example was sold by Heritage nearly a decade ago, when it realized $3,000 USD in the 2007 Long Beach Sale.

This 1914 $10 George V gold coin has an estimate of $800-$1,000 USD.


Next on the highlight list is a trio of George V gold coins.

First up is Lot 38301, a 1914 $10 George V gold coin in PCGS Mint State-64-plus—just below the coveted Gem designation. According to auctioneers, this “well struck up example boasts beautiful radiant cartwheel luster with handsome eye-appeal.” It has a pre-sale estimate of $800-$1,000 USD.

Next up is Lot 38302, another 1914-dated $10 gold coin, this in PCGS MS-64. Auctioneers say this “marvellously” toned example “brilliantly highlights all details with gorgeous contrast from the fields.” With “exceptional” eye-appeal, this lot has an estimate of $900-$1,100 USD.

Rounding out the George V gold coins is Lot 38307, a 1918-C gold sovereign in PCGS MS-63. According to auctioneers, “brilliant eye-appeal defines this coin with two tones of gold that accentuate the peripheries beautifully.” It’s expected to bring $600-$700 USD.


This 1950 George VI ‘Short Water Lines’ dollar is expected to bring upwards of $600 USD.

Another highlight is Lot 38273, a 1950-dated George VI “Short Water Lines” dollar in PCGS MS-65-plus.

“An exceptional example, with mirrored fields and very bold definition. A few minor marks are noted, and subtle golden toning overlays both the obverse, and reverse,” reads the auction catalogue. “This piece is so nice that an initial glance would lead one to think of a Specimen strike.”

With an estimate of $500-$600 USD, this example is rare in this condition and the single finest example certified by PCGS.

For more information about the Schroder Collection or to place a bid, click here to visit Heritage’s website.

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