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Canadian Twenty-five Cent
and Twenty Cent Coins

Calgary Coin offers an extensive selection of Canadian 25 cent coins (quarters) for sale both on the internet and in our store here in Calgary. I always have many dates available in a variety of grades and prices for all collectors, usually with an even wider selection in the store than on this website. I price from the Canadian Coin News trend sheet, offering most coins well below the values listed there although for coins under $2.00 they might be listed at the trend sheet price. I grade conservatively and describe any significant defects. If you ever receive a coin from me that you are not happy with, it can be returned for a full refund. For those new to coin collecting and who are not familiar the grading codes that preceded each price mean, information about them can be found on my Canadian Coin Introduction Page.



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ALL PRICES ON THIS PAGE ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS
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QUEEN VICTORIA
1837 TO 1901

PROVINCE OF CANADA 20 CENT, 1858 only

Young Head


1858 canada 20 cent
(image of type only)

Prior Canadian Confederation, in 1858 the British government issued coins including 20 cent pieces for use in their Province of Canada. These coins were the proto-type of the Canadian 25 cent coins (often called quarters) after Confederation in 1870, collectors of Canadian decimal coins usually include them in their collections. The image above shows only the type, and is not an exact coin currently for sale here.

There are a number of minor varieties of this type, but the only two significant ones are in how the 5 of 1858 is depicted. On normal ones, the 5 is quite naturally shaped and usually fairly strong on the coin. But on some of them the 5 deteriorated and had to be re-engraved, resulting in bits of extra metal mostly along the back of the 5 and the 5 usually weaker than the other digits.


1858 20 cent


  1. 1858 .................................... F-15  $125.00
  2. 1858 ................................... XF-40  $285.00
  3. 1858 .............................. PCGS AU-53  $575.00

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CANADA 25 CENT_

Mature Head, 1870 to 1901_

1872 canada 25 cent
(image of type only)

In recent years the value of silver has risen dramatically and this significantly affects the base price at which I can offer silver quarters. At the time I am writing this silver is about $21.75 per ounce (Canadian funds). From 1870 to 1919 Canada quarters are struck to a standard of 5.81 grams of 92.5% (sterling) silver so at currently have about $3.75 worth of silver in them. From 1920 to 1966 there were struck to a standard of 5.83 grams of 80% silver so currently have about $3.26 worth of silver. 1967 and 1968 quarters are slightly less. Considering the time and costs involved in listing, processing orders and arranging shipping the base price at which I can afford to list even the commonest dates of between 1870 and 1919 is $5.50 (generally not a problem for dates before 1908) and between 1920 and 1967 is $5.00. Examples worth less than that I send out to recover the silver. These base prices will change as the price of silver changes and I will make adjustments as I update this page.


1870 25 cent


  1. 1870 obverse 1 ..................... ICCS F-15   $87.50

1871 25 cent


  1. 1871 obverse 2 ..................... ICCS VG-8   $38.50

1871 H 25 cent


  1. 1871 H ................................... G-4   SOLD

1872 H 25 cent


  1. 1872 H obverse 2 ......................... G-4   $10.00
  2. 1872 H obverse 2 ............... scratches G-6   $10.00
  3. 1872 H obverse 2 ................... ICCS F-12   $80.00

1874 H 25 cent


  1. 1874 H ................................... G-4   $10.00

1875 H 25 cent


  1. 1875 H blunt 5 .......................... VG-8  $500.00

1880 H 25 cent

Two major varieties exist for the 1880 H quarter, which are the narrow and wide 0 in the date. The narrow 0 has a much thinner opening in the middle. A sub-variety exists with what is called a narrow over wide, and while I have never actually handled one of these, the photograph of one in the Charlton Standard Catalogue gives me the impression it is a narrow 0 with die deterioration on the right edge of both the 0 and the 2nd 8 (when I get to put one under a microscope I will confirm this one way or the other).


  1. 1880 H narrow 0 ... visible date ...... FAIR-2   $10.00
  2. 1880 H narrow 0 .......................... G-4   $38.00

     
  3. 1880 H wide 0 ..................... ICCS VF-20   SOLD

1881 H 25 cent


  1. 1881 H ..................... toned, ICCS VF-30   SOLD

1882 H 25 cent


  1. 1882 H .................................. F-12   $82.50
  2. 1882 H ............................. ICCS F-12   $82.50

1883 H 25 cent


  1. 1883 H ........................... scratch G-4   $12.00

1885 25 cent

The 5 on the 1885 is found with either a curved top and straight top. Some curved top example show evidence of a 5/5 re-punch.


  1. 1885 curved 5 ..................... ICCS VF-20  $795.00

1886 25 cent

There are a number of varieties of 1886 quarters, starting with obverse's 4, 5 and 6 all used, normal and small 6's, short (SBE) and long (LBE) bough ends, and 6/6 and 6/7 varieties.


  1. 1886 LBE normal 6, to worn to ID obv. G-4/aG-3   $33.00
     
  2. 1886 obv. 2, SBE normal 6 ........... ICCS G-6   $75.00
     
  3. 1886 obv. 4, SBE normal 6 ........... G-4/aG-3   $20.00

1887 25 cent


  1. 1887 ............................... NGC XF-40 $1650.00

1888 25 cent


  1. 1888 narrow 8's ........ lightly cleaned AU-58   SOLD
     
  2. 1888 wide 8's ............................ G-4   SOLD

1889 quarters come with two varieties: an open 9 and closed 9, which describe the size of the gap between the main body of the 9 and the tail of the 9. The two types are listed and illustrated in the Charlton Catalogue, but at this time ICCS only certifies these for grade, probably because there is no difference in price.

 

1889 25 cent


  1. 1889 closed 9 .. cleaned .......... ICCS VF-20   SOLD

1890 25 cent


  1. 1890 H ................................... G-6   SOLD

1891 25 cent


  1. 1891 ................................ ICCS G-4   $70.00

1892 25 cent


  1. 1892 .................................... F-15   SOLD

1893 25 cent


  1. 1893 .................................... aG-3   SOLD

1894 25 cent


  1. 1894 ........................ light marks F-12   SOLD

1898 25 cent


  1. 1898 ................................... VF-30   SOLD

1899 25 cent


  1. 1899 .................................... aG-3   SOLD

1900


  1. 1900 .......................... part toned G-4   $10.00

1901 25 cent


  1. 1901 ..................................... G-4   SOLD

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EDWARD VII
1902 TO 1910

1902 H canada 25 cent
(image of type only)

1902 25 cent


  1. 1902 ..................................... G-4   $10.00
  2. 1902 .............................. ICCS VF-20   $10.00

1902 H 25 cent


  1. 1902 H ................................... G-4   $ 7.00
  2. 1902 H ............................ ICCS MS-64 $1250.00

1903 25 cent


  1. 1903 .................................... aG-3   SOLD

1904 25 cent


  1. 1904 ............................... ICCS F-15  $145.00
  2. 1904 .............................. ICCS VF-30  $375.00
  3. 1904 ................................... AU-50  $900.00

1905 25 cent


  1. 1905 .................................... aG-3   $ 7.50
  2. 1905 ..................................... G-4   $12.50

1906 25 cent

A minor design change occurred in 1906 where the crown at the top of the reverse is smaller on some coins than others. The "small" crown type is very rare. There are two ways to tell them a part, the first of which is by the size of the crown, but the easiest where thin bar between "CANADA" and "1906" is shorter (ending at the edge of the 0) on the large crown, and much longer (ending above the 6) on the rare small crown type.


  1. 1906 large crown ....................... VF-20   $75.00
  2. 1906 large crown .................. ICCS XF-45  $445.00
     
  3. 1906 small crown ................... ICCS aG-3  $1200.00

1907 25 cent


  1. 1907 .................................... F-15   SOLD

With the opening of the Royal Canadian Mint at Ottawa in 1908 all Canadian coins are now minted in Canada. The designs and specification remain the same except all coins are struck with the medal die axis previously only used for one cents. Coinage axis means if you place your fingers above and below the portrait and spin the coin side to side, the reverse comes out upside down. Medal axis means it comes out right side up.

 

1908 25 cent


  1. 1908 ..................................... G-4   $16.00

1909 25 cent


  1. 1909 ..................................... G-4   $11.00
  2. 1909 ................................... VG-10   $25.00

1910 25 cent


  1. 1910 ..................................... G-4   $ 6.50
  2. 1910 ..................................... G-6   $ 7.50
  3. 1910 .................................... VG-8   $10.00
  4. 1910 ................................... VF-20   $50.00
  5. 1910 .. obverse scratch in front of chin VF-30   $27.50

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GEORGE V
1911 TO 1936

George V coins were introduced in 1911 with "DEI GRATIA", Latin for "God's Grace", omitted from the obverse inscription. Known as the "GODLESS COINS" there was a public outrage and in 1912 "DEI GRATIA" returned to Canadian coins.

 

1911 25 cent


  1. 1911 Godless ........................... XF-40  $110.00

1917 canada 25 cent
(image of type only)


In 1912, the "DEI GRATIA" again appeared on the obverse of all Canadian Coins.

 

1912 25 cent


  1. 1912 ................................... XF-40   $75.00

1913 25 cent


  1. 1913 ..................................... G-6   $ 6.50
  2. 1913 .................................... VG-8   $ 9.50

1914 25 cent


  1. 1914 .............................. ICCS VF-30   SOLD

1915 25 cent


  1. 1915 ............................ polished G-6   SOLD

1916 25 cent


  1. 1916 .................................... VG-8   SOLD

1917 25 cent


  1. 1917 ................................... VG-10   $ 7.50
  2. 1917 .................................... F-15   $12.50

1918 25 cent


  1. 1918 .................................... VG-8   $ 6.75
  2. 1918 ................................... XF=40   $33.00

1919 25 cent


  1. 1919 ..................................... G-6   $ 5.00
  2. 1919 ................................... VG-10   $ 7.50
  3. 1919 ................................... VF-20   $12.50
  4. 1919 ................................... VF-30   $23.50
  5. 1919 ................................... AU-50   $47.50

1920 25 cent


  1. 1920 ................................... VG-10   SOLD

1921 25 cent


  1. 1921 ................................ G-6/aG-3   $12.50
  2. 1921 ..................................... G-4   $12.50
  3. 1921 ..................................... G-6   $14.00

From 1922 to 1926 no Canadian 25 cent coins were struck. Both 1921 and 1927 are scarcer than average coins.

 

1927 25 cent


  1. 1927 ............................... VG-8/aG-3   $21.50
  2. 1927 .................................... F-15   $92.50
  3. 1927 ............................... ICCS F-15   $92.50
  4. 1927 .............................. ICCS VF-20  $120.00

1928 25 cent


  1. 1928 .................................... F-15   SOLD

1929 25 cent


  1. 1929 .................................... VG-8   $ 6.50
  2. 1929 ........................... cleaned VG-10   $ 7.00
  3. 1929 ................................... VG-10   $ 7.75
  4. 1929 .................................... F-15   $12.50

1930 25 cent


  1. 1930 .................................... VG-8   $ 6.50
  2. 1930 ................................... VF-30   $44.00

1931 25 cent


  1. 1931 ................................... VF-30   SOLD

1932 25 cent


  1. 1932 .................................... VG-8   $ 6.50

1933 25 cent


  1. 1933 .................................... VG-8   $ 6.50
  2. 1933 ................................... XF-45  $110.00

1934 25 cent


  1. 1934 .................................... VG-8   $ 6.50
  2. 1934 ................................... XF-45  $125.00

1935 25 cent


  1. 1935 .................................... F-12   $12.50
  2. 1935 ................................... XF-45  $ 97.50

1936 bar canada 25 cent

A die break between the ribbons of the reverse is found on some 1936 quarters creating the "bar" variety. It is seen regular and dot quarters, and varies in length and width, showing it occurs on more than one die. Only examples with a strong clear die break are considered to be "bar" variety.

Edward VIII accessioned as King in 1936 and preparations to strike 1937 coins with his image were made but he abdicated so new designs for 1937 with the portrait of George VI were required. Masters for those dies were prepared in England but were not ready at the beginning of 1937 but coins were needed. 1, 10 and 25 cent coins were struck from 1936 George V dies, with a small dot below the date indicating used in 1937, but only the 1936 dot quarters were actually issued and available to the average collector. All 1936 dot 1 and 10 cent coins were destroyed with none issued, although a few 1 and 10 coins now exist in specimen strikes clouded in controversy as none were known prior to the mid 1940's when they suddenly appeared in the hands of a single collector. It is certain they were made at the Royal Canadian Mint and are not simply fakes, but when they were made is uncertain.

Most 1936 "dot" quarters are very weak on the "CA" in CANADA due to excessive wear to that point on the dies, and while examples with a strong "CA" exist, they command prices higher than the weak ones. The prices in the trend sheet are for typical weak ones.

A sub-variety of the 1936 dot exits with both the dot and the bar.

 

1936 25 cent


  1. 1936 .................................... VG-8   $ 6.50
  2. 1936 ................................... VG-10   $ 7.75
  3. 1936 ....................... weak obverse F-12   $ 6.50
  4. 1936 .................................... F-15   $10.00
     
  5. 1936 BAR (very strong bar) .............. VG-8   $25.00
  6. 1936 BAR ........................... ICCS F-12   $50.00
     
  7. 1936 Dot ....... scratches around dot G-6/aG-3   $15.00
  8. 1936 DOT .......................... ICCS VG-10   $69.50
  9. 1936 DOT ... strong full reverse .. ICCS VG-10   $85.00
  10. 1936 DOT ... strong full reverse ... ICCS F-15  $185.00
     
  11. 1936 Dot BAR ............................ VG-8   SOLD


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GEORGE VI
1937 to 1952

1947 maple leaf canada 25 cent
(image of 1937 to 1947 type only)

1937 25 cent


  1. 1937 .............................. ICCS MS-64   SOLD

1938 25 cent


  1. 1938 .............................. ICCS MS-64  $295.00

1939 25 cent


  1. 1939 ................................... AU-50   $24.00

1940 25 cent


  1. 1940 ................................... VF-20   $ 6.50
  2. 1940 ................................... VF-30   $ 7.75
  3. 1940 ................................... XF-40   $ 8.00
  4. 1940 ................................... XF-45   $ 9.50
  5. 1940 ................................... MS-63   $42.50
  6. 1940 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $82.50

1941 25 cent


  1. 1941 ................................... VF-20   $ 6.50
  2. 1941 ................................... VF-30   $ 7.50
  3. 1941 ............................. toned VF-30   $ 7.50

1942 25 cent


  1. 1942 ................................... VF-30   $ 8.00
  2. 1942 ................................... XF-40   $ 8.50
  3. 1942 ....... multiple die breaks on rev. XF-40   $10.00
  4. 1942 ................................... XF-45   $ 9.50
  5. 1942 ................................... AU-55   $17.50
  6. 1942 ................................... AU-58   $20.00
  7. 1942 ................................... MS-60   $25.00
  8. 1942 ................................... MS-62   $33.00
     

1943 25 cent


  1. 1943 ................................... VF-20   $ 6.50
  2. 1943 ................................... VF-30   $ 7.50
  3. 1943 ................................... XF-40   $ 8.50
  4. 1943 ................................... XF-45   $ 9.50
  5. 1943 ................................... AU-50   $10.00
  6. 1943 ................................... MS-62   $29.50

1944 25 cent


  1. 1944 ................................... VF-20   $ 7.50
  2. 1944 ................................... VF-30   $ 8.50
  3. 1944 ................................... XF-40   $10.00
  4. 1944 ................................... XF-45   $12.00

1945 25 cent


  1. 1945 .............................. ICCS MS-63   SOLD

1946 25 cent


  1. 1946 .............................. ICCS MS-65   SOLD

1947 25 cent

There is a variety of the 1947 quarter with a very small dot behind the 7 which results from a deteriorating die. This variety is popular with collectors because the dot is in a similar position as the maple leaf on the 1947 ML quarters (discussed below). Note that on examples grading below Fine the dot might be difficult to see without good magnification. Many people see a maple leaf and think it is the dot, but the dot is much smaller and for most people is they can see it with the naked eye it probably is not the dot type.


  1. 1947 .............................. ICCS MS-64   SOLD
     
  2. 1947 dot ................................ VG-8   $67.50

1947 MAPLE LEAF 25 cent

Because India received its independence in 1947 "IND IMP" (India's Emperor) had to be removed from all British Commonwealth coins dated after 1947. The new designs were prepared in England and those for Canada were not ready until late in 1948. New coins were needed so for the first part of 1948 coins were struck dated 1947 with a small maple leaf after the date indicating minted in 1948.


  1. 1947 maple leaf ........................ VF-20   $ 6.50
  2. 1947 maple leaf ........................ MS-62   $24.00

1948 to 1952 INSCRIPTIONS_

1950 canada 25 cent
(image of 1948 to 1952 type only)

When the new designs arrived in 1948 with "IND IMP" (India's Emperor) removed, the entire inscriptions now reads "GEORGIVS VI DIE GRATIA REX". This inscription was used until 1952.

 

1948 25 cent


  1. 1948 .............................. ICCS MS-62   $82.50
  2. 1948 .............................. ICCS MS-63  $120.00
  3. 1948 .............................. PCGS MS-63  $120.00

1949 25 cent


  1. 1949 ................................... VF-20   $ 6.50
  2. 1949 ............................. toned AU-50   $10.00
  3. 1949 .............................. ICCS MS-63   $30.00

1950 25 cent


  1. 1950 ................................... VF-20   $ 6.50
  2. 1950 ................................... VF-30   $ 7.50
  3. 1950 ................................... XF-45   $ 9.50

1951 25 cent

The 1951 quarter is found with both high and low relief and is defined by how the final A in GRATIA points either at a denticle (high relief) or between two denticles (low relief). All low relief examples are Proof-like strikes although it is fairly common to see them listed as MS even in ICCS holders.


  1. 1951 high relief .................. ICCS MS-63   $16.50
  2. 1951 high relief .................. ICCS MS-64   $42.50
  3. 1951 low relief ... dark toned obverse .......
    ........... PROOF-LIKE-64 in ICCS MS-64 holder   SOLD

1952 25 cent


  1. 1952 low relief ................... ICCS MS-64   $60.00
     
  2. 1952 high relief ....................... MS-62   SOLD

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ELIZABETH II
1953 to present

Young Head Series_

1950 canada 25 cent
(image of 1953 to 1964 type only)

1953 25 cent

When the first 1953 issues of Elizabeth's appeared it was Noticed her shoulder appeared bare in what is known as the "NO SHOULDER STRAP" (NSS) or "NO SHOULDER FOLD" (NSF) variety. This resulted from the cloth fold on her shoulder too weakly engraved and not striking well, although traces of the fold are visible on most high quality examples. New dies were made with a deeper fold that usually is visible, resulting in the "SHOULDER STRAP" (SS) or "SHOULDER FOLD" (SF) variety. Other design changes including to some letter forms and the size of the date where NSS coins have serifed I's and a larger date and the SS quarters have small dates and straighter I's. The other design changes are often the best way to tell them a part.


  1. 1953 NSS large date .................... MS-60   SOLD
     
  2. 1953 SS (SD) ...................... ICCS PL-62   SOLD

1954 25 cent


  1. 1954 ..................... reverse cameo PL-66  $185.00

1955 25 cent


  1. 1955 ................................... AU-50   $ 7.75
  2. 1955 ................................... MS-63   $15.00
  3. 1955 ............ ULTRA HEAVY CAMEO PROOF-LIKE  $165.00
  4. 1955 ............ ICCS ULTRA HEAVY CAMEO PL-64  $165.00
  5. 1955 ....................... heavy cameo PL-65   $77.50
  6. 1955 ........................ ICCS CAMEO PL-66  $110.00
  7. 1955 ............ ICCS ULTRA HEAVY CAMEO PL-66  $495.00

1956 25 cent


  1. 1956 ................................... MS-64   $25.00
  2. 1956 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $25.00
  3. 1956 .................. ICCS heavy cameo MS-64   $65.00
  4. 1956 .............................. ICCS MS-65  $105.00
  5. 1956 .................. ICCS heavy cameo PL-66  $210.00

1957 25 cent


  1. 1957 ............................. cameo PL-65   $38.50
  2. 1957 ................. light toning ICCS PL-66   $60.00
     

1958 25 cent


  1. 1958 ................................... MS-60   $ 6.75
  2. 1958 ............................. cameo MS-62   $12.50
  3. 1958 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $16.50

1959 25 cent


  1. 1959 ............. heavy cameo NGC cameo PL-66   $82.50

1960 25 cent


  1. 1960 ................................... MS-62   SOLD

1961 25 cent


  1. 1961 ................................... MS-60   $ 7.00
  2. 1961 ................................... MS-64   $16.00
  3. 1961 ............................. toned MS-64   $16.00
  4. 1961 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $72.50

1962 25 cent


  1. 1962 ................................... MS-60   $ 7.00
  2. 1962 ................................... MS-63   $ 8.50
  3. 1962 ................................... MS-64   $15.00
  4. 1962 ................................... MS-63   $ 8.50
  5. 1962 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 7.00

1963 25 cent


  1. 1963 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 6.50

1964 25 cent


  1. 1964 ............................. cameo MS-63   $ 9.00
  2. 1964 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 6.50
  3. 1964 .................. ULTRA CAMEO PROOF-LIKE   $77.50


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Mature Head Series_


1965 25 cent


  1. 1965 ................................... MS-62   $ 6.50
  2. 1965 ................................... MS-63   $ 7.75
  3. 1965 ................................... MS-64   $12.50
  4. 1965 ................................... MS-65   $42.50
  5. 1965 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 7.00
  6. 1965 ........................ cameo PROOF-LIKE   $ 8.00
  7. 1965 .................. heavy cameo PROOF-LIKE   $10.00

1966 25 cent


  1. 1966 ................................... MS-62   $ 6.50
  2. 1966 ........................ cameo PROOF-LIKE   $ 8.00

To celebrate Canada's 100th anniversary as a country, all of the standard circulating coins in 1967 depicted animals common to Canada, with a lynx on these 25 cent coins. These are common coins and average ones get sent out to scrap the silver, so the examples offer will all be very nice examples, either from Proof-like and Specimen sets, or circulation strikes grading MS-63 or higher, often with a cameo portrait and/or lynx.

During the first half 1967 these were struck to the 800 fine standard and contain 0.15 ounces of silver. During the last half of the year, they were struck to a 500 fine standard containing 0.094 ounces of silver. For circulation strikes (MS or BU) there is no simply way to tell them a part so silver value examples are bought and sold based on the average of 0.1225 ounces of silver. All of the Proof-like and Specimen quality were struck earlier in the year and so are the 800 fine standard.

 

1967 25 cent


  1. 1967 lynx ....... light edge toning ICCS MS-65   $30.00
  2. 1967 lynx ......................... ICCS MS-65   $37.50
  3. 1967 lynx ......................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 6.00
  4. 1967 lynx ........................... SPECIMEN   $ 6.00
  5. 1967 lynx ............... blue toned, SPECIMEN   $ 8.00
  6. 1967 lynx ............ ultra cameo SPECIMEN-64   $20.00
  7. 1967 lynx ............ ultra cameo SPECIMEN-65   $42.50
  8. 1967 lynx ............ ultra cameo SPECIMEN-66  $110.00

_1968 saw a return to the standard Caribou reverse design. Early in the year, these were struck in silver at the 500 fine standard, containing 0.0937 ounces of silver per coin but unless very high quality (MS-63 or better) they are just worth the value of the silver they contain. Those struck later in the year are pure nickel and contain no silver. While a practiced eye can see the color difference, for most people the easiest way tell them a part is with a magnet as nickel ones stick to a magnet and silver ones do not. All 1968 quarters in Proof-like sets are nickel.

 

1968 SILVER 25 cent


  1. 1968 silver ............................... BU   $ 3.00
  2. 1968 silver ............................ MS-62   $ 3.75
  3. 1968 silver ...................... cameo MS-62   $ 5.00
  4. 1968 silver ............................ MS-63   $ 4.25
  5. 1968 silver ...................... cameo MS-63   $ 6.00
  6. 1968 silver ...................... cameo MS-64   $12.50
  7. 1968 silver ....................... ICCS MS-65   $29.50
  8. 1968 silver ........... ICCS heavy cameo MS-65   $52.50
  9. 1968 silver ................. ICCS cameo MS-66  $100.00

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NICKEL 25 CENTS_


As discussed above, during 1968 the alloy of our quarters was changed from 50% silver to pure nickel and there with no change in size or weight but a magnet can be used to tell them a part for 1968, and all dated after 1968 are nickel.

For the majority of dates, nickel 25 coins are very common and not worth the time and trouble to list for sale unless of exceptional quality, usually from proof-like, specimen or proof sets, or for the few rare dates and/or varieties which will discussed below where appropriate.

If you don't see a particular date listed here, please do not assume it is rare as it is more likely to be too common (thus low value) for us to list.

 

1968 NICKEL 25 cent


  1. 1968 nickel ....................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  2. 1968 nickel ......................... cameo PL   $ 2.00
  3. 1968 nickel ................ ultra cameo PL-65   $60.00

1969 25 cent


  1. 1969 ................................... MS-63   $ 1.00
  2. 1969 ................................... MS-64   $ 8.00
  3. 1969 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  4. 1969 ................................ cameo PL   $ 2.00

1970 25 cent


  1. 1970 ................................... MS-60   $ 1.00
  2. 1970 ................................... MS-63   $ 2.25
  3. 1970 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75

Beginning in 1971, the mint begins striking three different striking qualities of coins, with a fourth added in 1981 :

Mint state (abbreviated MS) which are coins struck for issue through the banks and have average lustre and surface qualities. In most cases MS coins have little value unless in the highest range of the MS coins, and those are seldom seen. I don't list most dates in MS because they are not of enough value to justify the time and trouble to list and/or ship them.

Proof-like (abbreviated PL) are standard mint set coins, usually from the pliofilm packaged sets, red double penny sets, and later the blue book set, but in later dates there were a variety of other types of sets they can come from. PL coins have a much higher lustre than MS coins, mostly because they are struck from dies in their newest die state. They also have very minimal marks (the average PL is a PL-64) as they did not go through as many of the mint handling processes as MS coins do, but they are not perfect coins and one should not expect them to be absolutely mark free.

Specimen (abbreviated SP or SPEC) which were in the black leather double dollar sets from 1971 to 1980, and for later dates in various types sets. Like PL coins they are struck from dies in their freshest die state but differ in being double struck to give them a higher lustre and sharper images, and they do not go through any mint handling processes before going into the sets so are nearly mark free. The rims tend and edges tend to be a little sharper although this is not obvious on a casual inspection. When I list a coin as a specimen, I have personally taken it out of a specimen set.

Proof (abbreviated PR) coins are very nice coins found mostly issued in the double dollar black leather boxed proof sets starting in 1981, although some specialty coins did come other ways. The coins are clearly differing from the other striking qualities by being double struck from specially prepared dies so they have mirror fields and frosted images (and ultra cameo effect) and are specially handled so they go into the sets in near perfect condition as possible.

 

1971 25 cent


  1. 1971 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75

1972 25 cent


  1. 1972 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75

1973 25 cent

1973 quarters commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The reverse shows a Police officer on horseback. The obverse Queen's head is slightly modified from the 1972 so the head is slightly smaller, has more detail in the hair and more beads around the edge.

Some 1973 quarters were struck with a 1972 obverse die so the head is larger and the beads closer to the rim, what is known as the "large bust" variety. Large bust quarters are found in circulation (MS), proof-like and specimen quality. The mintage of these is not known, but I have seen estimates of about 13,000 with half in circulation strikes and half in the proof-like and specimen sets. The red flocking on the 1973 specimen sets is deteriorating in most sets, and sticks to the coin often leaving a grey stain when removed which I feel should always be mentioned with present.


  1. 1973 ................................... MS-60   $ 0.75
  2. 1973 ................................... MS-62   $ 1.00
  3. 1973 ................................... MS-63   $ 1.50
  4. 1973 ................................... MS-64   $ 8.00
  5. 1973 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
     
  6. 1973 large bust ............... PROOF-LIKE SET  $250.00
  7. 1973 large bust ................... ICCS PL-65  $250.00
  8. 1973 large bust ................... ICCS PL-66  $365.00

1974 saw a return to the regular caribou reverse design, and a return to the Queen's portrait that had been used on the pre-1973 issues.

 

1974 25 cent


  1. 1974 ...................................... BU   $ 1.00
  2. 1974 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00

1975 25 cent


  1. 1975 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1975 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.50

1976 25 cent


  1. 1976 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1976 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.25

1977 25 cent


  1. 1977 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1977 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.25

1978 25 cent

Two different sized denticles on the obverse are found on 1978 quarter. The scarcer small denticles has a wider gap between the denticles and the lettering while the large denticles with a narrow gap. Both varieties were issued for circulation, but only the large denticle occurs in mint sets.


  1. 1978 small denticles ................... MS-60   $ 2.50
     
  2. 1978 large denticles .............. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  3. 1978 large denticles ................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.50

1979 25 cent


  1. 1979 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1979 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.50

1980 25 cent


  1. 1980 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1980 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.50

1981 25 cent


  1. 1981 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1981 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 2.00
  3. 1981 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1982 25 cent


  1. 1982 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1982 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1983 25 cent


  1. 1983 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  2. 1983 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.50

1984 25 cent


  1. 1984 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1984 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1985 25 cent


  1. 1985 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1985 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1986 25 cent


  1. 1986 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1986 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1987 25 cent


  1. 1987 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1987 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.50

1988 25 cent


  1. 1988 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1988 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.50
  3. 1988 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.50

1989 25 cent


  1. 1989 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1989 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.50

1990 25 cent


  1. 1990 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  2. 1990 ................................... PROOF   $ 4.00

1991 25 cent

In 1991 only about 459,000 25 cents were struck for circulation, plus more in mints sets. Very few actually entered circulation so most are now encountered still in mint condition. There is only about 1 of these for ever 60 people in Canada, so they are harder to find than most dates.


  1. 1991 ................................... MS-60   $ 9.00
  2. 1991 ................................... MS-62   $10.00
  3. 1991 ................................... MS-63   $12.50
  4. 1991 .............................. ICCS MS-65  $110.00
  5. 1991 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $18.50
  6. 1991 ................................ SPECIMEN   $17.50
  7. 1991 ................................... PROOF   $17.50

Beginning in 1992 but especially after 1999, we see a wide variety of quarters being struck, including the standard caribou design, various special commemorative types both for circulation and non-circulating types, with some commemorative types being partly colored. For coins listed below, I will indicated any of the colored coins as colored. PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY OF THE SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE OFFERED BELOW ARE IN STANDARD 2x2 HOLDERS and those originally issue in official packaging are no longer in that original packaging unless otherwise stated.

 

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For Canada's 125th anniversary quarters were struck to commemorate the 12 provinces and territories, and all circulation strikes are of this design. Proof-like sets of the 12 quarters were struck in nickel and proof sets of them in sterling silver. No circulation strike caribou quarters were struck this year, but they were made for inclusion in PROOF-LIKE, SPECIMEN and PROOF sets. The proof caribou quarters are made of nickel.

 

1992 25 cent


  1. 1992 caribou ...................... PROOF-LIKE   $11.00
  2. 1992 caribou ........................... PROOF   $12.50
     
  3. 1992 ALBERTA .................... SILVER PROOF   $10.00
  4. 1992 SASKATCHEWAN ............... SILVER PROOF   $10.00
  5. 1992 QUEBEC ..................... SILVER PROOF   $10.00
  6. 1992 PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND ....... SILVER PROOF   $10.00
  7. 1992 NEWFOUNDLAND ............... SILVER PROOF   $10.00
  8. 1992 NORTH WEST TERRITORIES ..... SILVER PROOF   $10.00
     
  9. 1992 OFFICIAL Proof-like set of 12 quarters
    and a aurate commemorative $1.00 in the
    original card holder .............. PROOF-LIKE   SOLD
     
  10. 1992 OFFICIAL PROOF SET OF 12 QUARTERS
    STRUCK FROM STERLING SILVER AND IN THE
    ORIGINAL PLUSH CASE .................... PROOF   $99.50

In 1993, the standard caribou design 25 cents were again struck for circulation.

 

1993 25 cent


  1. 1993 ................................... MS-63   $ 1.25
  2. 1993 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  3. 1993 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 3.50
  4. 1993 ................................... PROOF   $ 4.00

1994 25 cent


  1. 1994 ................................... MS-63   $ 1.25
  2. 1994 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  3. 1994 ................................... PROOF   $ 4.00

1995 25 cent


  1. 1995 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.25
  2. 1995 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.50

Beginning with 1996, all Proof strikes of standard 25 cent coins are of sterling (92.5%) silver at 5.9 grams. Proof-like, specimen and circulation strike coins continue to be pure nickel at 5.05 grams. Because the mint did not create a fully sealed packaging for the proof sets, silver coins in these sets will often have a light golden brown toning, especially around the edges and one should expect these coins to have some of that toning, which can be fairly attractive.

 

1996 25 cent

  1. 1996 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.50
  2. 1996 ............................ silver PROOF   $ 8.00

From 1997 and 1998 no quarters were struck for circulation (MS) but can be found in PROOF-LIKE, SPECIMEN and PROOF quality from mint sets.

 

1997 25 cent


  1. 1997 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.50
  2. 1997 ............................ silver PROOF   $ 8.00

1998 25 cent

In 1998, the Mint experimented with proof-like and specimen sets struck at Winnipeg with a small "W" to the lower front of the Queen's head. The experiment was abandoned part way through the year after which such sets were only at Ottawa without the "W". All circulation strike (MS) and Proof coins were struck at Ottawa without the "W".


  1. 1998 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 6.00
  2. 1998 ............................ silver PROOF   $ 8.50
     
  3. 1998 W .............................. SPECIMEN   $ 7.50
  4. 1998 W ............................ PROOF-LIKE   $ 6.00

1998 COMMEMORATIVE 25 cent

To commemorate the Royal Canadian Mint's 90th anniversary, special sets of coins were struck with the sizes, alloys, and general reverse designs of the 1908 coins, but Queen Elizabeth's portrait and the date shown as "1908 - 2008". The early sets were struck with an antiqued matte-proof finish that proved unpopular with collectors, but are now the scarer type. The later sets have a mirror proof finish.


  1. 1908-1998 ........................ MATTE-PROOF   SOLD
     
  2. 1908-1998 ....................... MIRROR-PROOF   SOLD

1999 25 cent

1999 was an interesting year for Canadian quarters with the standard Caribou design was struck only for the mint sets but 12 different quarters commemorating the Canadian provinces and territories were issued for circulation as well as in proof-like and silver proof sets. PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR THE OFFICIAL PROOF-LIKE SETS, WHILE THE SETS INSIDE THE BOXES AND THE COINS WILL BE IN PERFECT CONDITION, THE OUTER PROTECTIVE BOXES WILL ALMOST ALWAYS BE SLIGHTLY BEAT UP (this is just the way they normally come to us).

An interesting error occurred when some September and November 1999 quarters were struck with an obverse die intended for the standard Caribou quarter, resulting in quarters missing the "25 CENTS" the commemorative's usually have below the Queen's bust. These are known as mule errors and are only found in some of the official 1999 quarter sets, most likely in sets made in August of 1999 and sold through the post offices.


  1. 1999 caribou ....................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.50
  2. 1999 caribou ..................... silver PROOF   $12.50
     
  3. 1999 JANUARY ...................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  4. 1999 FEBRUARY...................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  5. 1999 MARCH ........................ PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  6. 1999 APRIL ........................ PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  7. 1999 MAY .......................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  8. 1999 JUNE ......................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  9. 1999 JULY ......................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  10. 1999 AUGUST ....................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  11. 1999 SEPTEMBER .................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  12. 1999 OCTOBER ...................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  13. 1999 NOVEMBER ..................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  14. 1999 DECEMBER ..................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
     
  15. 1999 OFFICIAL Proof-like set of 12 quarters
    and mint medallion in the original card holder
    ................................... PROOF-LIKE   $18.50
     
  16. 1999 OFFICIAL PROOF SET OF 12 QUARTERS
    STRUCK FROM STERLING SILVER AND IN THE
    ORIGINAL THICK HARD OVAL CASE .......... PROOF   $99.50
     
  17. 1999 September mule error ......... PROOF-LIKE   SOLD
  18. 1999 November mule error .......... PROOF-LIKE   SOLD

1999 P TEST 25 cent

In 1999, as a cost saving measure, the Canadian Mint made plans to strike 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 cent coins on plated steel blanks with were first nickel plated, then copper plated and then for all denominations other than the 1 cent nickel plated again. A small "P" was placed below the Queen's portrait indicating they are on plated steel cored blanks. No 1999 "P" coins were issued for circulation but rather were test coins so vending machine companies could calibrate their machines to accept these coins, after which they were supposed to return them to the mint. A few ended up on the market at very high prices, so the mint got in on the action and made about 20,000 sets to sell to collectors.

The packaging was similar to Proof-like sets, so I call them Proof-likes, although their exact status is not certain.


  1. 1999 P ............................ PROOF-LIKE   SOLD

In 2000 the first circulation strike "P" coins were minted, but only on 5 cent coins were coins were officially released for circulation (both plated "P" and solid nickel without the "P" 5 cent pieces were minted in 2000). A few 2000 dated "P" 10, 25 and 50 cent coins were struck, and while they were never officially released for circulation, some have turned up having been accidentally released. 2001 saw the official issues of other denominations begin to appear.

 

2000 was another interesting year for Canadian quarters. Again the standard Caribou design was struck but only for the mint sets, and they exist with (Winnipeg mint) and without (Ottawa mint) the W mint mark. All of the silver proofs are without a mint mark.

 

2000 CARIBOU 25 cent

2000 was also an interesting year for Canadian quarters with the standard Caribou design was struck only for the mint sets but 12 different quarters commemorating the Canadian attributes were issued for circulation, as well as in proof-like and silver proof sets. PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR THE OFFICIAL PROOF-LIKE SETS, WHILE THE SETS INSIDE THE BOXES AND THE COINS WILL BE IN PERFECT CONDITION, THE OUTER PROTECTIVE BOXES WILL ALMOST ALWAYS BE SLIGHTLY BEAT UP (this is just the way they normally come to us).

A mule error occurs in a few of the 2000 millennium quarters sets when an Queen's head obverse die was used with the map medallion reverse for the medallions in some of the 2000 commemorative quarter sets. These are much rarer than the 1999 September and November Mule quarters.


  1. 2000 caribou ...................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 4.00
  2. 2000 caribou ........................ SPECIMEN   $ 5.00
  3. 2000 caribou ......... toned edge silver PROOF   $10.00
  4. 2000 caribou .................... silver PROOF   $12.50
     
  5. 2000 W caribou .................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 4.00
     
  6. 2000 ACHIEVEMENT .................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  7. 2000 INGENUITY .................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  8. 2000 CREATIVITY ................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  9. 2000 PRIDE ........................ PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  10. 2000 HEALTH ....................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  11. 2000 NATURAL LEGACY ............... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  12. 2000 HARMONY ...................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  13. 2000 CELEBRATION .................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  14. 2000 FAMILY ....................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  15. 2000 WISDOM ....................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  16. 2000 FREEDOM ...................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  17. 2000 COMMUNITY .................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
     
  18. 2000 OFFICIAL Proof-like set of 12 quarters
    and mint medallion in the original card holder
    ................................... PROOF-LIKE   $18.50
     
  19. 2000 OFFICIAL PROOF SET OF 12 QUARTERS
    STRUCK FROM STERLING SILVER AND IN THE
    ORIGINAL THICK HARD OVAL CASE .......... PROOF   $99.50
     
  20. 2000 Map mule error, these are PL . ICCS MS-64   SOLD
     
  21. 2000 Canada day, Pride ... colored PROOF-LIKE   $12.50

2001 25 cent


  1. 2001 caribou ........................... MS-63   $ 4.00
  2. 2001 normal caribou ............. SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  3. 2001 P, caribou ........................ MS-64   $ 8.00
  4. 2001 P, caribou ................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  5. 2001 P, caribou ..................... SPECIMEN   $ 2.50
     
  6. 2001 P, Canada day ............. colored MS-65   $10.00

2002 25 cent


  1. 2002 caribou double dated ....... SILVER PROOF   $10.00
     
  2. 2002 P, caribou double dated ........... MS-63   $ 1.00
  3. 2002 P, caribou double dated ...... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  4. 2002 P, caribou double dated ........ SPECIMEN   $ 2.50
     
  5. 2002 P, Canada day ..................... MS-64   $ 8.00

2003 25 cent

2003 saw the last use of the W (Winnipeg) mint mark, and the only time it was combined for the P (for plate) so that a WP appears below the Queens head. It was also the year the new effigy of the Queen with a more nature look without a crown.


  1. 2003, crowned head .............. SILVER PROOF   $12.50
     
  2. 2003 P crowned head ............... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.50
     
  3. 2003 WP uncrowned ................. PROOF-LIKE   SOLD
     
  4. 2003 P Canada day (polar bear) .... colored PL   $17.50

2004 Circulating types 25 cent

Three different quarters were issued for circulation in 2004. These include the standard caribou type, a commemorative for the First Settlement in Canada with a ship, and a remembrance day issue with a red poppy in the center.


  1. 2004 P, caribou ................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  2. 2004 P, caribou ..................... SPECIMEN   $ 2.50
  3. 2004, caribou ................... SILVER PROOF   $12.00
     
  4. 2004 P, first settlement .................. BU   $ 0.75
  5. 2004 P, first settlement ............... MS-64   $ 8.00
  6. 2004 P, first settlement .......... ICCS MS-65   $20.00
     
  7. 2004 P, poppy ..................... colored BU   $ 0.75
  8. 2004 P, poppy .................. colored MS-64   $ 8.00

2004 Mint Report 25 cent

A poppy type quarter with a gold plated poppy in the center issued in the 2004 for inclusion in the mint reports. All examples of this type are struck in silver at Proof quality.


  1. 2004, gold poppy ................ SILVER PROOF   $32.50
  2. 2004, gold poppy ........... SILVER ICCS PR-67   $32.50

2004 Special Commemorative's 25 cent

The following special commemorative's were only issued for sale in mint sets or as mint product singles, but none were issued for actually circulation.


  1. 2004 P, Canada day ........ colored PROOF-LIKE   $10.00
     
  2. 2004 P, stylized moose ............ PROOF-LIKE   $17.50
     
  3. 2004 P, Santa ............. colored PROOF-LIKE   SOLD

2005 Circulating 25 cent

There were four different quarters issued for circulation in 2005. These include the standard caribou type, Alberta commemorative's with a oil rig on them, Saskatchewan commemorative's with bird and grain elevator, and a special war veterans commemorative.


  1. 2005, caribou ................... SILVER PROOF   $10.00
     
  2. 2005 P, caribou ................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.25
  3. 2005 P, caribou ..................... SPECIMEN   $ 2.00
     
  4. 2005 P, Alberta .......................... UNC   $ 0.75
  5. 2005 P, Alberta ................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
     
  6. 2005 P, Saskatchewan ..................... UNC   $ 0.75
  7. 2005 P, Saskatchewan .............. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
     
  8. 2005 P, Veterans ......................... UNC   $ 0.75
  9. 2005 P, Veterans ....................... MS-63   $ 8.00

2005 Special Commemorative 25 cent

The following special commemorative's were only issued for sale in mint sets or as mint product singles, but none were issued for actually circulation.


  1. 2005 P, Christmas stocking, colored PROOF-LIKE   $12.50
     
  2. 2005 P, Canada day ........ colored PROOF-LIKE   $10.00
     
  3. 2005 P, Dutch liberation ..... SILVER SPECIMEN   SOLD

2006 CARIBOU 25 cent


  1. 2005, caribou ................... SILVER PROOF   $10.00
     
  2. 2006 P, caribou ................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  3. 2006 P, caribou ..................... SPECIMEN   $ 2.00

2006 COMMEMORATIVE 25 cent


  1. 2006 P, Canada day ................ colored PL   $10.00
     
  2. 2006 P, Santa in sleigh ... colored PROOF-LIKE   $10.00
     
  3. 2006 P, Quebec Carnival ................
    ................... (numismatic MS) PROOF-LIKE   SOLD
     
  4. 2006 "GIANT QUARTER" (34.5 mm), . colored
    crown ............................... SPECIMEN   $18.00
     
  5. 2006 P, Montreal Canadians ...................
    ................... (numismatic MS) PROOF-LIKE   SOLD
  6. 2006 P, Toronto Maple Leaves .................
    ......... ......... (numismatic MS) PROOF-LIKE   SOLD
  7. 2006 P, Ottawa Senators. ....................
    ................... (numismatic MS) PROOF-LIKE   SOLD

The 2006 P breast cancer quarters come in three different.. colored forms. Those made for circulation have the recessed center with color only on the center ribbon, and are referred to below as "colored UNC". The second type are the same as the circulation strikes but struck to PL quality. The third are special issue Proof-like examples, which do not have the recessed center, and have color on the three outer ribbons as well as the center ribbon.

 

2006 BREAST CANCER 25 cent


  1. 2006 P, Breast cancer ............ colored UNC   $ 1.00
  2. 2006 P, Breast cancer .. 1.. colored ribbon PL   SOLD
  3. 2006 P, Breast cancer .. 4.. colored ribbon PL   SOLD

2007 CARIBOU 25 cent


  1. 2007, caribou ..................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  2. 2007, caribou ................... SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00

2007 COMMEMORATIVE 25 cent


  1. 2007 Canada day ................ colored PL-65   SOLD
     
  2. 2007 Maple Leaf (OH CANADA) .... colored PL-65   $16.50
     
  3. 2007 Christmas ................. colored PL-65   SOLD
     
  4. 2007 Baby rattle ............... colored PL-65   SOLD
     
  5. 2007 Balloons .................. colored PL-65   $16.50
     
  6. 2007 Fireworks ................. colored PL-65   $15.00
     
  7. 2007 Bouquet ................... colored PL-65   SOLD
     
  8. 2007 "GIANT QUARTER" (34.5 mm),.. colored
    royal coach ......................... SPECIMEN   $18.00
     
  9. 2007 Calgary Flames ..........................
    ................... (numismatic MS) PROOF-LIKE   $16.50
  10. 2007 Toronto Maple Leaf's .................
    ................... (numismatic MS) PROOF-LIKE   SOLD
  11. 2007 Ottawa Senators .........................
    ................... (numismatic MS) PROOF-LIKE   SOLD
  12. 2007 Vancouver Canuck's .......................
    ................... (numismatic MS) PROOF-LIKE   SOLD
  13. 2007 Edmonton Oilers .........................
    ................... (numismatic MS) PROOF-LIKE   SOLD
     
  14. 2007 OLYMPIC ALPINE SKIING......... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.50
  15. 2007 OLYMPIC BIATHLON ............. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.50
  16. 2007 OLYMPIC CURLING .............. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.50
  17. 2007 OLYMPIC HOCKEY ............... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.50
     
  18. 2007 PARALYMPICS WHEEL CHAIR CURLING ...... PL   $ 2.50

2008 CARIBOU 25 cent


  1. 2008 logo, caribou .................. SPECIMEN   SOLD
  2. 2008 caribou .................... SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00

2008 COMMEMORATIVE 25 cent


  1. 2008 Canada day, moose ............ colored PL   $10.00
     
  2. 2008 OLYMPIC FREESTYLE ............ PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  3. 2008 OLYMPIC BOBSLED .............. PROOF-LIKE   SOLD
  4. 2008 OLYMPIC FIGURE SKATING ....... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  5. 2008 OLYMPIC SNOW BOARDING ........ PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
     
  6. 2008 P, poppy ..................... colored BU   $ 0.75
     
  7. 2008 P, poppy .......................... MS-65   $16.00
     
  8. 2008 SANTA ..................... colored PL-65   SOLD
     
  9. 2008 "GIANT QUARTER" (34.5 mm)...........
    war memorial tomb ................... SPECIMEN   $22.50
  10. 2008 "GIANT QUARTER" (34.5 mm),.. colored
    Ann of Green Gables ................. SPECIMEN   $22.50

2009 CARIBOU 25 cent


  1. 2009 logo, caribou .................. SPECIMEN   SOLD

2009 COMMEMORATIVE 25 cent


  1. 2009, CINDY KLAUSEN .................... MS-63   $ 1.00
  2. 2009, CINDY KLAUSEN .............. colored UNC   $ 2.00
  3. 2009, WOMEN HOCKEY ........................ BU   $ 0.75
  4. 2009, WOMEN HOCKEY ............... colored UNC   $ 2.00

2010 CARIBOU 25 cent


  1. 2010 logo, caribou ........................ PL   SOLD

2010 COMMEMORATIVE 25 cent


  1. 2010 OH Canada maple leaves ....... colored PL   SOLD


Starting in 2011 the mint stopped making intentionally superior quality coins for the Proof-like (standard) mint sets but rather put standard MS coins that had not gone through most mint handling processes into the sets. From here on I will make no attempt to differentiate a mint set (Proof-like) coin from MS coin. This means there is no way to differentiate an MS-65 or better coin taken from a set, from an MS-65 or MS-66 taken from a bank roll, which in turn means bank roll coins can carry no premium in those grades even though they will continue to be rare from rolls. This has the odd result that from here on out, MS-64 coin will now be rarer (although of less value) than MS-65 and MS-66 coins.


2011 CARIBOU 25 cent


  1. 2011, caribou ............................. BU   $ 1.25
  2. 2011, caribou ................. from set MS-64   $ 1.50

2011 COMMEMORATIVE 25 cent


  1. 2011 BISON without color .................. BU   $ 1.00
     
  2. 2011 ORCA without color ................... BU   $ 1.00
     
  3. 2011 FALCON without color ......... ICCS MS-64   $ 6.50
     
  4. 2011 Born in 2011 ............. from set MS-63   $ 8.00
     
  5. 2011 Wedding rings ............ from set MS-65   $10.00
     
  6. 2011 "GIANT QUARTER" (34.5 mm),.. colored
    Royal wedding ....................... SPECIMEN   $22.50

2012 CARIBOU cent

The coins from sets are the same coins found in mint rolls with no difference in finish, but tend to be a little nicer grade due to less mint handling proceeders, but once removed form the sets cannot be differentiated from those from mint rolls. The Specimen strikes are very distinctive with mirror portrait and caribou head, but everything else including the inscriptions are heavily frosted, resulting in a dramatic reverse cameo effect.


  1. 2012 caribou .................. from set MS-64   $ 1.50
  2. 2012 caribou ........................ SPECIMAN   $ 3.00

2012 COMMEMORATIVE 25 cent


  1. 2012 TECUMSEH with red maple leaf . ICCS MS-64   $ 6.50
     
  2. 2012 OH Canada (faces on leaves) ....... MS-64   $10.00

2013 CARIBOU 25 cent


  1. 2013 caribou .................. from set MS-64   $ 1.50

2013 COMMEMORATIVE 25 cent


  1. 2013 Arctic expedition ............ ICCS MS-64   $ 8.00
  2. 2013 Arctic expedition ............ ICCS MS-65   $16.00
     
  3. 2013 Life in the north............. ICCS MS-65   $16.00
  4. 2013 Life in the north ............ ICCS MS-66   $40.00
     
  5. 2013 Christmas holiday ................. MS-64   $ 8.00
     
  6. 2013 O Canada (maple leaves) .. from set MS-65   SOLD

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