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Canadian Twenty-five Cent
and Twenty Cent Coins

Calgary Coin offers an extensive selection of Canadian coins including many 25 cents for sale both on the internet and in our store here in Calgary. I usually have most dates available in a variety of grades and prices for collectors at all levels from beginner to advanced. I price from the Canadian Coin News trend sheet, offering many coins well below the values listed there.

I do not provide images of the exact coin to be shipped as with an inventory or thousands of coins, and in some case multiple examines of the same coin, imaging even a tiny percent of them would be impossible. I grade conservatively and describe any significant defects, including minor ones many dealers would not mention. If you ever receive a coin from me you are not satisfied with, please feel free to return it for a full refund.

For those new to coin collecting and unfamiliar with the grading terms preceding each price which describe the quality of that coin, my Canadian Coin Introduction Page provides information on what those descriptions mean.


PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS

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 ............................... ICCS F-15  $117.50
  2. 1858 ............................. toned VF-30  $190.00
  3. 1858 .............................. PCGS AU-53  $495.00


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

1870 25 cents are known for both obverse 1 and obverse 2, but the obverse 2 examples are extremely rare and unless other wise noted below, the examples listed are all obverse 1. There are two easy way's to differentiate the two even on worn coins. On obverse 1 Victoria's eye ball is very rounded, and front tip of Victoria's neck line ends right above the left edge of the C in Canada. On obverse 2 her eye ball is only slightly rounded, and the tip of her neck line ends slightly before the C.

  1. 1870 ............................. toned VF-30  $175.00
  2. 1870 ................................... XF-40  $240.00
  3. 1870 .................. ICCS Weak Strike AU-55  $595.00
  4. 1870 Obverse 1 .................... ICCS AU-55  $720.00

1871 25 cent

1871 25 cents are found with obverse 1 and 2, which can be differentiated as explained in above in the 1870 listing, with obverse 1 much scarcer than obverse 2.

  1. 1871 Obverse 1 .................... ICCS VG-10  $415.00
  2. 1871 Obverse 2 ........................... G-4   $20.00

1871 H 25 cent

1871 H 25 cents are found with obverse 1 and 2, which can be differentiated as explained in above in the 1870 listing, with obverse 1 much scarcer than obverse 2.

  1. 1871 H obverse 2 ......................... G-4   $24.00

1872 H 25 cent

All 1872 H 25 cents all seem to be obverse 2 with the reports of obverse 1 examples being unsubstantiated. Charlton lists some minor variety of small and large 2's, and 7/7's. The 7/7 had distinct doubling at the base of the 7. The varieties in the 2 are not obvious and in a group I recently examined I noticed more than two variations in the size and position of the 2's and I do not believe they are important enough to sort out.

  1. 1872 H ................... drill mark .... G-4   $ 4.00
  2. 1872 H ......................... weak date G-4   $ 5.50
  3. 1872 H ................................... G-4   $10.00
  4. 1872 H ................................... G-6   $13.00
  5. 1872 H .......................... cleaned VG-8   $ 6.50
  6. 1872 H obverse 2 ... lightly cleaned ICCS F-15   $29.00
  7. 1872 H obverse 2 .................. ICCS VF-20   $56.00

No Canadian 25 cents were struck in 1873

1874 H 25 cent

  1. 1874 H ............................. toned G-6   $13.00
  2. 1874 H ................................... G-6   $13.00
  3. 1874 H ................................. VG-10   $22.50

1875 H 25 cent

  1. 1875 H .............................. G-4/aG-3   SOLD

No Canadian 25 cents were struck in 1876 to 1879.

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 ......................... aG-3   $24.00
  2. 1880 H narrow 0 ............... mid toned F-15  $240.00
     
  3. 1880 H wide 0 ............. slightly rough G-4   $80.00

1881 H 25 cent

  1. 1881 H ......................... hairlined G-6   $28.50
  2. 1881 H .................................. F-12   $72.50
  3. 1881 H ............................. ICCS F-15  $112.50
  4. 1881 H ................................. VF-20  $160.00

1882 H 25 cent

  1. 1882 H .............. polished, scratches, G-4   SOLD

1883 H 25 cent

  1. 1883 H ................................... G-4   $15.00
  2. 1883 H ............................. marks G-6   $15.00
  3. 1883 H ................................... G-6   $20.00
  4. 1883 H .................................. VG-8   $25.00
  5. 1883 H ............................ ICCS XF-40  $240.00

No Canadian 25 cents were struck in 1884

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 top 5 ................... G-4/aG-3   $65.00
  2. 1885 curved top 5 ....................... F-15  $575.00
     
  3. 1885 straight top 5 ...................... G-6  $140.00

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 obv. 5. LBE normal 6 ............... aG-3   $24.00
     
  2. 1886 obv. 5. SBE normal 6 ................ G-6   $45.00

1887 25 cent

  1. 1887 .................................. FAIR-2   $45.00
  2. 1887 ................................ CCCS G-4  $100.00
  3. 1887 ................................ ICCS G-4  $100.00

1888 25 cent

The difference between the 1888 narrow and wide 8 varieties is not obvious but if you look inside the 8's, on the wide 8's the hole in the loop on the bottom of all three 8's is more rounded (not quite round but close), while on the narrow 8's it is distinctly oval.

  1. 1888 narrow 8's ................... ICCS XF-45  $360.00
     
  2. 1888 wide 8's ......................... FAIR-2   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

The easiest way to tell the open from closed 9 on the 1889 quarter is by the inside of the bottom loop on the 9 where the difference is obvious.

  1. 1889 open 9 ............................. aG-3   SOLD
     
  2. 1889 closed 9 ... (complete date) .. ICCS POOR   $40.00

1890 25 cent

  1. 1890 H ................................... G-4   SOLD

1891 25 cent

  1. 1891 .................................... aG-3   $48.00

1892 25 cent

  1. 1892 ..................................... G-4   $15.00
  2. 1892 ..................................... G-6   $20.00

1893 25 cent

  1. 1893 ................. dark toning patches G-4   $77.50
  2. 1893 ..................................... G-4  $100.00
  3. 1893 ................................ ICCS G-6  $156.50

1894 25 cent

  1. 1893 ..................................... G-4   $20.00

No Canadian 25 cents were struck from 1895 to 1898

1899 25 cent

  1. 1899 ..................................... G-6   SOLD

1900

  1. 1900 ..................................... G-4   $ 9.75
  2. 1900 ..................................... G-6   $12.00
  3. 1900 ...................... light scratch VG-8   $11.50
  4. 1900 .................................... VG-8   $14.50
  5. 1900 ................... light scratches VG-10   $16.00
  6. 1900 ................................... VG-10   $19.50
  7. 1900 .............................. ICCS VF-30  $100.00

1901 25 cent

  1. 1901 .............................. ICCS VF-20   $65.00
  2. 1901 .............................. ICCS XF-45  $240.00


EDWARD VII
1902 TO 1910

1902 H canada 25 cent
(image of type only)

1902 25 cent

  1. 1902 .................................... aG-3   $ 6.50
  2. 1902 ..................................... G-4   $ 9.50
  3. 1902 .............................. ICCS MS-62 $1400.00

1902 H 25 cent

  1. 1902 H ................................... G-4   $ 6.50
  2. 1902 H ................................... G-6   $ 8.00
  3. 1902 H ............................ ICCS VF-20   $60.00
  4. 1902 H ............................ ICCS AU-50  $200.00
  5. 1902 H ............................ ICCS MS-64 $1175.00

1903 25 cent

  1. 1903 .................................... aG-3   $ 8.00
  2. 1903 ..................................... G-4   $11.50
  3. 1903 ..................................... G-6   $14.50
  4. 1903 .................................... VG-8   $18.00
  5. 1903 .............................. ICCS VF-20   $98.00

1904 25 cent

  1. 1904 ..................................... G-4   $16.00
  2. 1904 .................................... VG-8   $28.00

1905 25 cent

  1. 1905 ..................................... G-4   $11.50
  2. 1905 ..................................... G-6   $14.50

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 ............... scratches G-4   $ 6.50
  2. 1906 large crown ......................... G-6   $11.75
  3. 1906 large crown ........................ VG-8   $14.00
     
  4. 1906 small crown ................... ICCS aG-3  $950.00

1907 25 cent

  1. 1907 .................................... aG-3   $ 5.00
  2. 1907 ..................................... G-4   $ 6.50
  3. 1907 ......................... rim damage VG-8   $ 6.50
  4. 1907 .................................... VG-8   $10.50
  5. 1907 .............................. ICCS VF-30  $287.50

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 .................................. fair-2   $ 5.00
  2. 1908 ............................. damaged G-6   $ 8.00
  3. 1908 ............................... marks G-6   $16.00
  4. 1908 ..................................... G-6   $20.00
  5. 1908 ............................ scratch VG-8   $20.00
  6. 1908 .................................... VG-8   $24.00
  7. 1908 ......................... many marks F-12   $24.00

1909 25 cent

  1. 1909 ............................... marks G-4   $ 6.50
  2. 1909 ..................................... G-4   $ 8.00
  3. 1909 ..................................... G-6   $10.50

1910 25 cent

  1. 1910 .................................... aG-3   $ 5.00
  2. 1910 ................................ G-4/aG-3   $ 5.50
  3. 1910 ..................................... G-4   $ 6.50
  4. 1910 ........................ edge damage VG-8   $ 5.50
  5. 1910 ................................... VG-10   $14.50
  6. 1910 ........................... scratch VF-30   $48.00
  7. 1910 .............................. ICCS XF-45  $135.00


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 ............................ VG-8   SOLD

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 ..................................... G-4   $ 5.50
  2. 1912 ..................................... G-6   $ 6.50

1913 25 cent

  1. 1913 ..................................... G-6   $ 6.50
  2. 1913 .............................. marks VG-8   $ 6.50
  3. 1913 .................................... VG-8   $ 9.00
  4. 1913 ................................... VG-10   $11.00
  5. 1913 .............................. toned F-15   $20.00
  6. 1913 .................................... F-15   $20.00

1914 25 cent

  1. 1914 ..................................... G-6   $ 6.50
  2. 1914 .............................. ICCS XF-45  $165.00

1915 25 cent

  1. 1915 .................................... aG-3   $ 9.50
  2. 1915 ..................................... G-4   $16.00
  3. 1915 .............................. ICCS VF-30  $400.00

1916 25 cent

  1. 1916 .................................... VG-8   $ 6.50

1917 25 cent

  1. 1917 ................................... VF-20   $16.00
  2. 1917 ..... lightly cleaned ........ ICCS XF-40   $32.00

1918 25 cent

  1. 1918 ................................... XF-40   SOLD

1919 25 cent

  1. 1919 .................................... VG-8   $ 6.50
  2. 1919 ................................... VG-10   $ 7.50
  3. 1919 .............................. toned F-15   $10.00
  4. 1919 .................................... F-15   $10.00
  5. 1919 ................................... VF-20   $12.00
  6. 1919 ................................... VF-30   $22.00
  7. 1919 .............................. ICCS AU-50   $48.00

1920 25 cent

  1. 1920 ................................ VG-8/G-4   $ 5.00

1921 25 cent

  1. 1921 ................................ G-6/aG-3   $ 8.00
  2. 1921 ................ light rim damage G-6/G-4   $ 8.00
  3. 1921 ................................. G-6/G-4   $10.00
  4. 1921 ..................................... G-6   $12.50
  5. 1921 .................................... F-15   $65.00
  6. 1921 .......... lightly cleaned ... ICCS VF-20   $98.00
  7. 1921 .............................. ICCS VF-20  $112.50
  8. 1921 ............. cleaned ........ ICCS VF-30  $135.00
  9. 1921 ........ minor rim nick ...... ICCS XF-45  $260.00

No Canadian 25 cents were struck in from 1922 to 1926 with both 1921 and 1927 being scarcer than average. Between 1917 and 1920 there were large mintages resulting in a large supply of coins already in circulation by 1920. In 1920 and 1921 Canada suffered a deep depression followed by several years of recession in much of Canada so there was low demand for coins. With enough coins in circulation to supply Canada's needs, the mint stopped striking 10, 25 and 50 cent coins for a number of years, and reduced minting 1 and 5 cent coins. Minting of 25 cents resumed in 1927 and they have been made every year since then, although mintages were low during the depression years of 1930 to 1935.

1927 25 cent

  1. 1927 ............................... VG-8/aG-3   $20.00
  2. 1927 ............................ scratch VG-8   $24.00
  3. 1927 .................................... VG-8   $36.00
  4. 1927 .................................... F-15   $92.50
  5. 1927 ............................... ICCS F-15   $92.50
  6. 1927 .............................. ICCS VF-20  $120.00
  7. 1927 ........... cleaned .......... ICCS VF-30  $135.00
  8. 1927 .............................. ICCS XF-40  $260.00

1928 25 cent

  1. 1928 ..................................... G-4   $ 5.00
  2. 1928 .................................... VG-8   $ 6.50
  3. 1928 ............................. spots VG-10   $ 6.50
  4. 1928 ........... cleaned .......... ICCS VF-30   $20.00

1929 25 cent

  1. 1929 .................................... VG-8   $ 6.50
  2. 1929 ......................... edge nick VF-30   $22.00
  3. 1929 ................................... VF-30   $30.00
  4. 1929 .............................. ICCS XF-40   $45.00
  5. 1929 .............................. ICCS AU-50   $80.00
  6. 1929 ................................... AU-50   $80.00

1930 25 cent

  1. 1930 .................................... VG-8   $ 6.50

1931 25 cent

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

1932 25 cent

  1. 1932 .................................... VG-8   SOLD

1933 25 cent

  1. 1933 .............................. ICCS VF-30   $48.00
  2. 1933 .............................. ICCS AU-50  $130.00

1934 25 cent

  1. 1934 .............................. toned VG-8   $ 6.50
  2. 1934 .................................... VG-8   $ 6.50
  3. 1934 .................................... F-12   $12.00
  4. 1934 .................................... F-15   $22.00
  5. 1934 ................................... VF-30   $65.00

1935 25 cent

  1. 1935 .................................... VG-8   $ 6.50
  2. 1935 ................................... VG-10   $ 9.25
  3. 1935 ............................... F-12/VG-8   $ 9.25
  4. 1935 ................................... VF-20   $32.00
  5. 1935 ................................... XF-45   $95.00
  6. 1935 ................................... AU-50  $115.00

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 ..................................... G-6   $ 5.00
  2. 1936 .................................... VG-8   $ 6.50
  3. 1936 ................................... VG-10   $ 7.25
  4. 1936 ............................ cleaned F-15   $ 7.50
  5. 1936 .................................... F-15   $10.00
  6. 1936 ............. CLEANED ........ ICCS XF-40   $34.00
     
  7. 1936 BAR (very strong bar) .............. VG-8   SOLD
     
  8. 1936 DOT ................................ VG-8   $36.50
  9. 1936 DOT .......................... ICCS VG-10   $69.50
  10. 1936 DOT ... strong full reverse .. ICCS VG-10   $85.00
  11. 1936 DOT . strong full rev. cleaned ICCS VG-10   $40.00
  12. 1936 DOT ... strong full reverse ... ICCS F-15  $185.00
     
  13. 1936 DOT ... strong full reverse .. ICCS AU-55  $890.00
     
  14. 1936 Dot BAR ............................ VG-8   SOLD



GEORGE VI
1937 to 1952

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

1937 25 cent

  1. 1937 .................................... VG-8   $ 5.00
  2. 1937 .................................... F-12   $ 6.50
  3. 1937 .................................... F-15   $ 7.00
  4. 1937 .............................. ICCS MS-63   $36.00
  5. 1937 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $65.00
  6. 1937 .............................. ICCS MS-65  $260.00

1938 25 cent

  1. 1938 ............................... mark VG-8   $ 5.00
  2. 1938 ................................... VF-20   $10.50
  3. 1938 .............................. ICCS MS-64  $260.00

1939 25 cent

  1. 1939 .................................... VG-8   $ 5.00
  2. 1939 .................................... F-12   $ 6.50
  3. 1939 .................................... F-15   $ 7.75
  4. 1939 ................................... VF-20   $ 9.00
  5. 1939 .............................. ICCS MS-64  $195.00

1940 25 cent

  1. 1940 ................................... VF-20   $ 6.50
  2. 1940 ................................... VF-30   $ 7.25
  3. 1940 ................................... XF-40   $ 8.00
  4. 1940 ..... multiple reverse die breaks . XF-40   $12.00
  5. 1940 ................................... XF-45   $ 9.00
  6. 1940 ................................... AU-50   $10.00
  7. 1940 .............................. ICCS MS-63   $40.00
  8. 1940 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $80.00
  9. 1940 ........................ ICCS cameo MS-64  $100.00
  10. 1940 .............................. ICCS MS-65  $225.00

1941 25 cent

  1. 1941 ................................... VF-20   $ 6.50
  2. 1941 ................................... VF-30   $ 7.50
  3. 1941 ................................... XF-40   $ 8.00
  4. 1941 ................................... XF-40   $ 9.00
  5. 1941 .............................. ICCS MS-62   $28.00
  6. 1941 ...... PQ for grade .. PCGS Pittman MS-64   $85.00

1942 25 cent

  1. 1942 ................................... VF-20   $ 6.50
  2. 1942 ................................... VF-30   $ 7.25
  3. 1942 ................................... XF-40   $ 8.00
  4. 1942 ................................... XF-45   $ 9.50
  5. 1942 ................................... AU-55   $17.00
  6. 1942 ................................... AU-58   $20.00
  7. 1942 ................................... MS-60   $25.00
  8. 1942 ................................... MS-62   $32.00
  9. 1942 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $98.00

1943 25 cent

  1. 1943 .................................... F-15   $ 5.00
  2. 1943 ................................... VF-20   $ 6.50
  3. 1943 ................................... VF-30   $ 7.25
  4. 1943 ................................... XF-40   $ 8.00
  5. 1943 ................................... XF-45   $ 9.00
  6. 1943 ................................... AU-50   $10.00
  7. 1943 .... 15 degree die rotation ....... AU-50   $12.00
  8. 1943 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $89.50

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
  5. 1944 .............................. ICCS MS-64  $110.00

1945 25 cent

  1. 1945 ................ lightly toned ICCS MS-65   $44.50

1946 25 cent

  1. 1946 .............................. ICCS MS-63  $100.00

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-63   $98.00
  2. 1947 .............................. ICCS MS-64  $200.00
     
  3. 1947 dot ................................ VG-8   SOLD

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 ........................ AU-55   $14.00
  2. 1947 maple leaf ........................ MS-60   $17.50
  3. 1947 maple leaf ................... ICCS MS-63   $28.00
  4. 1947 maple leaf ................... ICCS MS-65  $240.00

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-60   $60.00
  2. 1948 .............................. ICCS MS-63  $120.00
  3. 1948 .............................. PCGS MS-63  $120.00

1949 25 cent

  1. 1949 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $65.00

1950 25 cent

  1. 1950 ................................... XF-40   $ 8.00
  2. 1950 ................................... XF-45   $ 9.00
  3. 1950 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $60.00

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-64   SOLD
     
  2. 1951 low relief ................... ICCS MS-64   $60.00

1952 25 cent

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


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 ............... ICCS MS-60   $ 8.00
  2. 1953 NSS large date ............... ICCS MS-65  $100.00
     
  3. 1953 SS (SD) ...................... ICCS PL-62   SOLD

1954 25 cent

  1. 1954 ............................. cameo MS-63   $60.00
  2. 1954 ..................... reverse cameo PL-66  $180.00

1955 25 cent

One of the 1955 dies had a fairly dramatic doubling in the date so is known as the double 1955 variety.

  1. 1955 ............ ICCS ULTRA HEAVY CAMEO PL-64  $135.00
  2. 1955 ............ ICCS ULTRA HEAVY CAMEO PL-65  $360.00
  3. 1955 ........................ ICCS CAMEO PL-66  $110.00
     
  4. 1955 Double 1955 .................. ICCS MS-64  $650.00

1956 25 cent

  1. 1956 .................. ICCS heavy cameo MS-64   $60.00
  2. 1956 ............ ICCS ultra heavy cameo MS-64   $85.00
  3. 1956 ........................ ICCS cameo MS-65  $120.00
  4. 1956 .................. ICCS heavy cameo PL-66  $200.00

1957 25 cent

  1. 1957 ................................... AU-55   $ 7.00
  2. 1957 ................................... MS-63   $ 9.50
  3. 1957 .............................. ICCS PL-65   $20.00
  4. 1957 ................. light toning ICCS PL-66   $56.00

1958 25 cent

  1. 1958 ............................. cameo MS-63   $11.50
  2. 1958 .............................. ICCS MS-62   $ 8.00
  3. 1958 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $16.00
  4. 1958 ................................... MS-64   $16.00
  5. 1958 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $12.00

1959 25 cent

  1. 1959 ................................... MS-60   $ 6.50
  2. 1959 .................. ICCS heavy cameo PL-65   $25.00
  3. 1959 ..... spotty ICCS ultra heavy cameo PL-65   $32.00
  4. 1959 ............ ICCS ultra heavy cameo PL-65   $40.00
  5. 1959 ............. heavy cameo NGC cameo PL-66   $82.50

1960 25 cent

  1. 1960 .............................. ICCS MS-64   SOLD

1961 25 cent

  1. 1961 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $16.00
  2. 1961 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $67.50
  3. 1961 ........................ ICCS cameo PL-66   $36.50

1962 25 cent

  1. 1962 ................................... MS-60   $ 6.50
  2. 1962 ............................. cameo MS-60   $ 7.50
  3. 1962 ................................... MS-62   $ 7.50
  4. 1962 ................................... MS-63   $ 8.00
  5. 1962 ............................. toned MS-63   $ 8.00
  6. 1962 ................................... MS-64   $14.50
  7. 1962 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $14.50
  8. 1962 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 6.50

1963 25 cent

  1. 1963 .............................. ICCS MS-62   $ 6.50
  2. 1963 .......... lightly toned ICCS cameo MS-63   $ 8.00
  3. 1963 .................. ICCS heavy cameo MS-64   $20.00
  4. 1963 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 6.50
  5. 1963 ........................ cameo PROOF-LIKE   $ 7.50

1964 25 cent

  1. 1964 ................................... MS-62   $ 6.50
  2. 1964 ............................. cameo MS-62   $ 8.00
  3. 1964 ............ ICCS Ultra heavy cameo MS-62   $16.00
  4. 1964 ................................... MS-63   $ 7.50
  5. 1964 ............................. cameo MS-63   $10.00
  6. 1964 ................................... MS-64   $12.00
  7. 1964 ................................... MS-65   $50.00
  8. 1964 ........................ ICCS cameo MS-65   $47.50
  9. 1964 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 6.50
  10. 1964 ........................ cameo PROOF-LIKE   $ 7.50
  11. 1964 .................. ULTRA CAMEO PROOF-LIKE   $77.50



Mature Head Series

1965 25 cent

  1. 1965 ................................... MS-62   $ 6.50
  2. 1965 ............................. cameo MS-62   $ 8.00
  3. 1965 ................................... MS-63   $ 7.50
  4. 1965 ............................. cameo MS-63   $ 9.00
  5. 1965 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $12.00
  6. 1965 ................................... MS-64   $12.00
  7. 1965 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $40.00
  8. 1965 ................................... MS-65   $40.00
  9. 1965 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 6.50
  10. 1965 ........................ cameo PROOF-LIKE   $ 7.00
  11. 1965 ................ reverse spots ICCS PL-65   $ 7.50
  12. 1965 ............................. cameo PL-65   $ 8.00
  13. 1965 .................. ICCS heavy cameo PL-65   $12.50

1966 25 cent

  1. 1966 ................................... MS-63   $ 7.50
  2. 1966 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 6.50
  3. 1966 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $40.00

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 .............................. MS-62   $ 5.00
  2. 1967 lynx .............................. MS-63   $ 5.50
  3. 1967 lynx .............................. MS-64   $12.00
  4. 1967 lynx ......................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 5.50
  5. 1967 lynx ................... cameo PROOF-LIKE   $ 6.50
  6. 1967 lynx .......... heavy cameo PL both sided   $20.00
  7. 1967 lynx ........................... SPECIMEN   $ 6.00
  8. 1967 lynx ..................... toned SPECIMEN   $ 6.00
  9. 1967 lynx ............... blue toned, SPECIMEN   $ 8.00
  10. 1967 lynx ..................... cameo SPECIMEN   $11.50
  11. 1967 lynx ............ ultra cameo SPECIMEN-66  $100.00

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 ...................... cameo MS-62   $ 5.00
  2. 1968 silver ............................ MS-64   $10.00
  3. 1968 silver ....................... ICCS MS-65   $28.00
  4. 1968 silver ............................ MS-65   $28.00
  5. 1968 silver ........... ICCS heavy cameo MS-65   $52.50
  6. 1968 silver ................. ICCS cameo MS-66  $100.00
  7. 1968 silver ........... ICCS heavy cameo MS-66  $140.00


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   $55.00

1969 25 cent

  1. 1969 ................................... MS-62   $ 0.75
  2. 1969 ................................... MS-64   $ 8.00
  3. 1969 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  4. 1969 ................................ cameo PL   $ 2.00
  5. 1969 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $ 8.00

1970 25 cent

  1. 1970 ................................... MS-60   $ 1.25
  2. 1970 ................................... MS-62   $ 1.75
  3. 1970 ................................... MS-63   $ 2.50
  4. 1970 ................................... MS-64   $12.00
  5. 1970 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  6. 1970 .................. ICCS heavy cameo PL-66   $55.00

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 ................................... MS-60   $ 0.50
  2. 1971 ................................... MS-62   $ 0.75
  3. 1971 ................................... MS-63   $ 1.00
  4. 1971 ................................... MS-64   $ 8.00
  5. 1971 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75

1972 25 cent

  1. 1972 ................................... MS-62   $ 0.75
  2. 1972 ................................... MS-63   $ 1.00
  3. 1972 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  4. 1972 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.25

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, more beads around the edge and the beads are further from the edge.

Some 1973 quarters were struck with a 1972 obverse die so the head is larger and the beads closer to the rim and are 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 as circulation strikes and half in the proof-like and specimen sets.

The red flocking in the 1973 specimen sets is deteriorating over time, and on many sets it sticks to the coins as they are pulled out, sometimes leaving an unattractive grey stain which cannot be removed without damaging the coin. I feel this grey stain, which present, should always be mentioned in any sales description and the price should be significantly reduced. I have recently seen several of them in certification holders that do not mention it.

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

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 ................................... MS-60   $ 0.75
  2. 1974 ................................... MS-62   $ 1.00
  3. 1974 ................................... MS-63   $ 1.50
  4. 1974 ................................... MS-64   $ 6.50
  5. 1974 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  6. 1974 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.25

1975 25 cent

  1. 1975 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  2. 1975 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.25

1976 25 cent

  1. 1976 ................................... MS-64   $ 8.00
  2. 1976 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
  3. 1976 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.25
  4. 1976 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $40.00

1977 25 cent

  1. 1977 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1977 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.50
  3. 1977 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $28.00

1978 25 cent

The 1978 25 cent comes with large and small denticles on the reverse. They are easily differentiated once you have seen both, because the gap between the lettering and the denticles is relatively narrow on the large denticle and fairly wide on the small denticle. Both types occur for circulation strikes, but mints sets only occur with large denticles (though the Charlton catalogue lists both found in mint sets, I believe that to be an error).

  1. 1978 small denticles ................... MS-60   $ 3.00
  2. 1978 small denticles ................... MS-62   $ 4.00
  3. 1978 small denticles ................... MS-63   $ 5.00
  4. 1978 small denticles .............. ICCS MS-64   $12.00
  5. 1978 small denticles .............. ICCS MS-65   $32.00
     
  6. 1978 large denticles .............. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00

1979 25 cent

  1. 1979 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00

1980 25 cent

1980 25 cents are found in all striking methods, MS, PL and Specimen, with two slightly different obverse varieties of near and far beads. The distinction describes the gap between the beads and the rim of the coin with the far beads being struck earlier in the year (and in previous years) and the near beads being struck later in the year (and years following 1980). The difference is very tiny and it is so difficult to differentiate the two that I am not convinced it is worth worry about and make no attempt to list them as two different types here.

  1. 1980 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  2. 1980 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 2.00

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 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 1.50
  3. 1982 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.50

1983 25 cent

In 1983 just over 13 million 25 cents were struck for circulation which is less than 1/3 of any other year between 1971 and 1990, making examples difficult to find in circulation. 190,000 proof-like sets were made that year, which is an above average production, so while difficult to find in circulation they are readily available in proof-like from sets.

  1. 1983 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  2. 1983 ................................... PROOF   $ 5.00

1984 25 cent

  1. 1984 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  2. 1984 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1985 25 cent

  1. 1985 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  2. 1985 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 2.00

1986 25 cent

  1. 1986 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  2. 1986 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1987 25 cent

  1. 1987 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.00
  2. 1987 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1988 25 cent

  1. 1988 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  2. 1988 ................................... PROOF   $ 3.00

1989 25 cent

  1. 1988 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  2. 1989 ................................... PROOF   $ 4.00

1990 25 cent

  1. 1990 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  2. 1990 ................................... PROOF   $ 5.00

1991 25 cent

In 1991 only about 459,000 25 cents were struck for circulation, making them the lowest mintage of circulation strike quarters in the more recent series and you have to go back the 1936 dot quarter to find a lower one. Very few actually entered circulation so most are now encountered still in mint condition. There were an additional about 147,800 in PL sets, 76,600 in specimen sets, and 131,900 in proof sets for a total mintage of just over 815,300.

  1. 1991 ............... minor discoloration MS-63   $11.00
  2. 1991 .............................. ICCS MS-63   $15.00
  3. 1991 .............................. ICCS MS-64   $20.00
  4. 1991 .............................. ICCS MS-65   $60.00
  5. 1991 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $18.50
  6. 1991 ................................ SPECIMEN   $20.00
  7. 1991 ................................... PROOF   $20.00

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.

1992 25 cent

For Canada's 125th anniversary of confederation 25 cent coins were struck for each of the 12 provinces and territories with designs specific to those areas. The commemorative designs were struck from pure nickel in MS and proof-like, as well as sterling silver Proofs. The Proof-like examples came in sets of the 12 quarters mounted in florescent colored card holders, while the silver proofs were issued in a plush blue box. Both the proof-like and proof sets included an aureate dollar with the Parliament design. No circulation (MS) caribou 25 cents were struck but about 217,600 were issued in the regular PROOF-LIKE sets, 78330 in SPECIMEN sets and about 174,100 in the standard PROOF sets, bringing their total mintage about 443,000, far less than 1991 that people think of as scarce. All 1992 25 cents, both of caribou and commemorative designs, are double date as 1867-1992.

  1. 1992 caribou .............. miss-handled PL-50   $ 6.00
  2. 1992 caribou ........................... PROOF   $15.00
     
  3. 1992 BRITISH COLUMBIA .................. MS-60   $ 0.75
  4. 1992 BRITISH COLUMBIA .................. MS-62   $ 1.00
  5. 1992 BRITISH COLUMBIA .................. MS-60   $ 1.50
  6. 1992 BRITISH COLUMBIA ........... SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  7. 1992 ALBERTA ........................... MS-60   $ 0.75
  8. 1992 ALBERTA ........................... MS-62   $ 1.00
  9. 1992 ALBERTA ........................... MS-63   $ 1.50
  10. 1992 ALBERTA ...................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  11. 1992 ALBERTA .................... SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  12. 1992 SASKATCHEWAN ...................... MS-60   $ 0.75
  13. 1992 SASKATCHEWAN ...................... MS-62   $ 1.00
  14. 1992 SASKATCHEWAN ...................... MS-63   $ 1.50
  15. 1992 SASKATCHEWAN ............... SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  16. 1992 MANITOBA .......................... MS-60   $ 0.75
  17. 1992 MANITOBA .......................... MS-62   $ 1.00
  18. 1992 MANITOBA .......................... MS-63   $ 1.50
  19. 1992 MANITOBA ................... SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  20. 1992 ONTARIO ........................... MS-60   $ 0.75
  21. 1992 ONTARIO ........................... MS-62   $ 1.00
  22. 1992 ONTARIO ........................... MS-63   $ 1.50
  23. 1992 ONTARIO ........................... MS-64   $12.00
  24. 1992 ONTARIO ...................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  25. 1992 ONTARIO .................... SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  26. 1992 QUEBEC ............................ MS-60   $ 0.75
  27. 1992 QUEBEC ............................ MS-62   $ 1.00
  28. 1992 QUEBEC ..................... SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  29. 1992 NEW BRUNSWICK ..................... MS-60   $ 0.75
  30. 1992 NEW BRUNSWICK ..................... MS-62   $ 1.00
  31. 1992 NEW BRUNSWICK 90 deg rotated . ICCS XF-40   $75.00
  32. 1992 NEW BRUNSWICK .............. SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  33. 1992 NOVA SCOTIA ....................... MS-60   $ 0.75
  34. 1992 NOVA SCOTIA ....................... MS-62   $ 1.00
  35. 1992 NOVA SCOTIA ....................... MS-63   $ 1.50
  36. 1992 NOVA SCOTIA .................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  37. 1992 NOVA SCOTIA ................ SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  38. 1992 PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND .............. MS-60   $ 0.75
  39. 1992 PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND .............. MS-62   $ 1.00
  40. 1992 PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND .............. MS-63   $ 1.50
  41. 1992 PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND ....... SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  42. 1992 NEWFOUNDLAND ...................... MS-60   $ 0.75
  43. 1992 NEWFOUNDLAND ...................... MS-62   $ 1.00
  44. 1992 NEWFOUNDLAND ...................... MS-63   $ 1.50
  45. 1992 NEWFOUNDLAND ............... SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  46. 1992 YUKON ............................. MS-62   $ 1.00
  47. 1992 YUKON ............................. MS-63   $ 1.50
  48. 1992 YUKON ...................... SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  49. 1992 NORTH WEST TERRITORIES ............ MS-60   $ 0.75
  50. 1992 NORTH WEST TERRITORIES ............ MS-62   $ 1.00
  51. 1992 NORTH WEST TERRITORIES ............ MS-63   $ 1.50
  52. 1992 NORTH WEST TERRITORIES ............ MS-64   $12.00
  53. 1992 NORTH WEST TERRITORIES ..... SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  54. 1992 OFFICIAL Proof-like set of 12 quarters
    with aurate commemorative $1.00 in the
    original card holder .............. PROOF-LIKE   SOLD
     
  55. 1992 OFFICIAL PROOF SET OF 12 QUARTERS
    ALL STERLING SILVER, WITH AURATE LOON,
    ORIGINAL PLUSH CASE .................... PROOF   $89.50

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

1993 25 cent

  1. 1993 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.25
  2. 1993 ................................... PROOF   $ 4.00

1994 25 cent

  1. 1994 ................................... MS-63   $ 1.25
  2. 1994 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  3. 1994 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 2.00
  4. 1994 ................................... PROOF   $ 4.00

1995 25 cent

  1. 1995 ................................... MS-62   $ 1.00
  2. 1995 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  3. 1995 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 2.00
  4. 1995 ................................... PROOF   $ 4.00

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 as pure nickel at 5.05 grams. The mint did not create a fully sealed packaging for proof sets and as result many of the silver proof coins have some toning, ranging from a light golden brown toning around the edges, to occasionally heavier toning over more of the coins. One should expect at least a little toning around the edges on these coins, which can be fairly attractive, but if you prefer white tone free examples please specify such on your order and I can usually accommodate such requests. Examples with heavier toning will be noted in the descriptions.

1996 25 cent

  1. 1996 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 4.00
  2. 1996 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 5.00
  3. 1996 ............................ silver PROOF   $ 6.50

1997 and 1998 no 25 cents of any design were struck for circulation (MS). 1999 and 2000 only commemorative 25 cents were struck for circulation, but note with the standard caribou design. However 1997 through 2000 quarters with the caribou design are available in a variety of mint set types.

1997 25 cent

While none were struck in MS quality for circulation, 1997 saw about 174,700 in Proof-like sets, 97,600 in Specimen sets and about 113,650 silver examples in proof sets for a total Mintage around 385,950 examples. While proof-like sets were minted at both Ottawa and Winnipeg and one can determine where an intact set was minted, it is not possible to differentiate between the Ottawa and Winnipeg coins once removed from the sets. While the CCN trend sheet lists different prices for the Ottawa and Winnipeg examples, I price all 1997 Proof like quarters as the less expensive Ottawa.

  1. 1997 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 4.00
  2. 1997 ................................ SPECIMEN   $ 5.00
  3. 1997 ............................ silver PROOF   $ 6.50

1998 25 cent

While none were struck in MS quality for circulation, 1998 saw about 192,140 in proof-like sets, about 67,700 in specimen sets and about 93,630 in silver Proof sets for a total mintage about 306,770. At the beginning of 1998 the proof-like sets were made at the Winnipeg mint with a small "W" mint mark below the Queen's head. Later the production was moved back to Ottawa where the coins do not have any mint mark. The 1998 25 cents with "W" mint mark are scarcer than those without but both are scarcer than 1991 25 cents. The finish on 1998 proof-like coins returns to high luster finish used before 1996, but specimen coins retain the slightly matte fields with high lustre designs that was first used in 1996.

  1. 1998 .............................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 6.50
  2. 1998 ............................ silver PROOF   $12.00
     
  3. 1998 W ............................ PROOF-LIKE   $ 8.50

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.

The total mintage for the 1999 caribou quarters was about 192,140 in proof-like sets, 46,785 in specimen sets and about 95,115 in proof sets for a total mintage of about 334,040 examples.

  1. 1999 caribou ...................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 4.00
  2. 1999 caribou ........................ SPECIMEN   $ 5.00
  3. 1999 caribou .................... silver PROOF   $12.00
     
  4. 1999 JANUARY ...................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  5. 1999 JANUARY .................... silver PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  6. 1999 FEBRUARY...................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  7. 1999 FEBRUARY ................... silver PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  8. 1999 MARCH ........................ PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  9. 1999 MARCH ...................... silver PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  10. 1999 APRIL ........................ PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  11. 1999 APRIL ...................... silver PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  12. 1999 MAY .......................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  13. 1999 MAY ........................ silver PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  14. 1999 JUNE ......................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  15. 1999 JUNE ....................... silver PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  16. 1999 JULY ......................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  17. 1999 JULY ....................... silver PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  18. 1999 AUGUST ....................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  19. 1999 AUGUST ..................... silver PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  20. 1999 SEPTEMBER .................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  21. 1999 SEPTEMBER .................. silver PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  22. 1999 OCTOBER ...................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  23. 1999 OCTOBER .................... silver PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  24. 1999 NOVEMBER ..................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  25. 1999 NOVEMBER ................... silver PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  26. 1999 DECEMBER ..................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  27. 1999 DECEMBER ................... silver PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  28. 1999 OFFICIAL Proof-like set of 12 quarters
    and mint medallion in the original card holder
    ................................... PROOF-LIKE   $18.50
     
  29. 1999 OFFICIAL PROOF SET OF 12 QUARTERS
    STRUCK FROM STERLING SILVER AND IN THE
    ORIGINAL THICK HARD OVAL CASE .......... PROOF   $99.50
     
  30. 1999 September mule error .............. PL-65  $140.00 
  31. 1999 November mule error .......... ICCS PL-64  $125.00
  32. 1999 November mule error, ICCS numis. BU MS-64  $125.00
  33. 1999 November mule error ............... PL-65  $140.00

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 blanks that had steel cored that were nickel plated, then copper plated and then for all denominations other than the 1 cent, nickel plated again. A "P" was placed below the Queen's portrait indicating they are on plated steel blanks. 1999 "P" coins are test tokens to be sent to vending machine companies for calibrate purposes so their machines would accept the new coins as they came out over the next few years, and those companies were supposed to return them to the mint. Some ended up on the market at very high prices, so the mint got in on the action and sold about 20,000 sets of them to collectors at much lower prices.

Packaged very similarly to Proof-like sets, their exact status is unclear and some including myself tends to call them Proof-likes, but others including ICCS calls them Mint State. Considering that at a mintage of only 20,000, they are almost as rare as a 1948 dollar, so remarkably inexpensive.

  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 CARIBOU 25 cent

2000 was another interesting year for 25 cent coins, with all circulation coins special commemorative's of Canadian attributes. The standard Caribou design is in the normal mint sets, but special sets of the 12 commemorative types were also issued both in plated steel, and solid silver Proof's. PLEASE NOTE THE OFFICIAL PROOF-LIKE SETS OF COMMEMORATIVE QUARTERS I OFFER BELOW WILL HAVE THE COINS IN PERFECT CONDITION, BUT THE OUTER PROTECTIVE BOXES WILL ALMOST ALWAYS BE SLIGHTLY BEAT UP (this is how they normally come to us).

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

The mintage for the 2000 Caribou quarter was about 186,985 in Proof-like sets, about 78330 in specimen sets and about 87,965 in proof sets for a total mintage of about 353,278. The Proof-like set mintage included both the regular and W coins, making the 2000 W quarter one of the scarce coins in this series.

Canada's first colored coin was issued this year when the January pride 25 cent was also issued with large red 2 over 3 red maple leaves, over a larger white maple leaf. Other than the color it is the same design as the January pride type issued for circulation, and is not part of the Canada series.

2000 saw the first of an annual series of Canada Quarters running until 2008, where some examples of the "celebration" quarter had red color added to the flag in front of the family. This type did not sell well and is now the scarcest of the Canada Day quarters.

  1. 2000 caribou .................... silver PROOF   $12.50
     
  2. 2000 W caribou .................... PROOF-LIKE   SOLD
     
  3. 2000 PRIDE (January) .............. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  4. 2000 PRIDE .................. color PROOF-LIKE   $12.00
     
  5. 2000 INGENUITY (February) ......... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
     
  6. 2000 ACHIEVEMENT (March) .......... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
     
  7. 2000 HEALTH (April) ............... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
     
  8. 2000 NATURAL LEGACY (May) ......... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
     
  9. 2000 HARMONY (June) ............... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
     
  10. 2000 CELEBRATION (July) ........... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  11. 2000 CELEBRATION, Canada day, color PROOF-LIKE   $48.00
     
  12. 2000 FAMILY (August) .............. PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
     
  13. 2000 WISDOM (September) ........... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
     
  14. 2000 CREATIVITY (October) ......... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
     
  15. 2000 FREEDOM (November) ........... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
     
  16. 2000 COMMUNITY (December) ......... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
     
  17. 2000 OFFICIAL Proof-like set of 12 quarters
    and mint medallion in the original card holder
    ................................... PROOF-LIKE   $18.50
     
  18. 2000 OFFICIAL PROOF SET OF 12 QUARTERS
    STRUCK FROM STERLING SILVER AND IN THE
    ORIGINAL THICK HARD OVAL CASE .......... PROOF   $99.50
     
  19. 2000 Map mule error, these are PL . ICCS MS-64   SOLD
     

2001 25 cent

In 2001 the normal caribou design returned to the circulation 25 cents and all in mint sets. All examples other than solid silver proofs are on plated steel blanks and have the P below the Queen's portrait. A Canada 25 cent with children standing around a big red maple leaf was also issue, only as a Proof-like, not for circulation.

  1. 2001 ............................ SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  2. 2001 P ................................. MS-63   $ 1.00
  3. 2001 P ................................. MS-64   $ 8.00
  4. 2001 P ............................ PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  5. 2001 P .............................. SPECIMEN   $ 2.00
     
  6. 2001 P Canada day ......... colored PROOF-LIKE   $ 6.50

2002 25 cent

For the 50th anniversary of the Queen's accession 25 cents (and most other Canadian coins) of 2002 are double dated with 1952 above 2002 to the left below the Queen's portrait. No date appears in the usual place on the reverse and I get phone calls from people who claim they have a quarter without a date as they have not noticed the date is on the other side.

The Canada quarters continue in 2002 with a group of people on and below a large maple leaf with a ribbon wrapping around it. Circulation (MS) strikes were made to be issued without color, and proof-like examples with red on the maple leaf were issued to sell to collectors.

  1. 2002 double dated ............... SILVER PROOF   $10.00
     
  2. 2002 P double dated ............... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  3. 2002 P double dated ................. SPECIMEN   $ 2.00
     
  4. 2002 P Canada day ...................... MS-64   $ 8.00
  5. 2002 P Canada day ......... colored PROOF-LIKE   SOLD

2003 25 cent

2003 is an interesting year for Canadian coins, as it is the last year showing Queen Elizabeth with the old effigy crowned portrait, and the first year with the new effigy uncrowned portrait also known as the "Coronation Portrait". Introduced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her coronation, it became the standard portrait on most coins after 2003.

All old effigy 2003 25 cents have the P for plated, other than solid silver Proof examples. New effigy circulation and proof-like examples have the P but some of the proof-like sets were struck at Winnipeg and have both the P and W together, the only time they occur together on any coins. No specimen or silver proof 25 cents were struck with the new effigy.

  1. 2003 old effigy ................. SILVER PROOF   $12.50
     
  2. 2003 P old effigy ...................... MS-63   $ 3.00
  3. 2003 P old effigy ................. ICCS MS-66   $36.00
  4. 2003 P old effigy ................. PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00
  5. 2003 P old effigy ................... SPECIMEN   $ 3.50
     
  6. 2003 P new effigy 40 deg die rotat. ICCS AU=50   $50.00
  7. 2003 P new effigy ................. ICCS MS-66   $45.00
     
  8. 2003 WP new effigy ICCS numismat BU (PL) MS-67   $28.00
     
  9. 2003 P Canada day (polar bear) .... colored PL   $16.00

beginning in 2004 the Canadian mint went crazy with special commemorative quarters. I have not counted them all but there are years with at least 15 different ones, most never intended to circulate. Listing them all would be a huge undertaking and a very long list, so below this point I will list two section for each year. The first for the actual circulating types in which if I don't have a type I will leave the listing in place and mark it sold so that I provide information on those types. The second for special commemorative's never made for circulation and as I update those section I will only list the ones I have available and make no attempt to provide information on all the types that exist but which I do not have available. It might take me a while to get this all updated.

2004 Circulating type 25 cent

Three different quarters were issued for circulation in 2004. The standard caribou type, a commemorative for the First Settlement in Canada depicting the ship St. Croix, a remembrance day issue with a red poppy in the center. The mint took a lot of care with the red poppy coins as they were worried about the red color wearing off too quickly. When I look at coins from a fresh roll there is a slightly iridescent area around the poppy that look like it might be a lacquer coating, plus the average grade in the rolls is very high and in one roll I just took a part there were no coins that would not grade MS-62 or better, and lots were MS-64, but one must also consider the completeness of the red color in assigning a grade.

  1. 2004 caribou .................... SILVER PROOF   $10.00
     
  2. 2004 P caribou .................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  3. 2004 P caribou ...................... SPECIMEN   $ 2.00
     
  4. 2004 P first settlement (St. Croix) .... MS-63   $ 1.00
  5. 2004 P first settlement (St. Croix) .... MS-65   $20.00
  6. 2004 P first settlement (St. Croix) ICCS MS-65   $20.00
  7. 2004 P first settlement (St. Croix) ICCS MS-66   $40.00
  8. 2004 P first settlement (St. Croix), NGC MS-67   $56.00
     
  9. 2004 P red poppy ....................... MS-62   $ 0.75
  10. 2004 P red poppy ....................... MS-63   $ 1.00
  11. 2004 P red poppy ....................... MS-64   $ 8.00
  12. 2004 P red poppy .................. ICCS ms-66   $40.00
  13. 2004 P red poppy .................. ICCS ms-67   $68.50

beginning in 2004 the Canadian mint went crazy with special commemorative's. I have not counted them all but there are years with at least 15 different ones, most of which were only in collector sets with no intent they would ever circulation. Since it is impractical to list them all leaving a sold sign on the ones I do not currently have (the list would be too long) from here down I will begin separating each year into two listings, the first of the coins types issued for circulation, and the second for special commemorative's never intended to circulate. The mint refers to most of these special commemorative's as circulation strikes, and the Charlton catalogue lists them NC MS meaning Non-circulation Mint states, but as they are all very high quality examples I will refer to them as Proof-likes unless there are some reason not to.

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 Santa .............. colored PROOF-LIKE   $24.00

2005 Circulating 25 cent

Four type of circulating 25 cents were issued in 2005. The standard caribou design is found in MS, PL, Specimen and Proof. The Alberta commemorative depicting an oil rig is found in MS and PL. The Saskatchewan commemorative depicting a bird in front of a grain elevator comes in MS and PL. The Veterans commemorative depicting conjoined busts of a young soldier and elderly veteran was only struck in MS.

  1. 2005 caribou .................... SILVER PROOF   $10.00
     
  2. 2005 P caribou .................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.25
  3. 2005 P caribou ...................... SPECIMEN   $ 1.75
     
  4. 2005 P Alberta ......................... MS-62   $ 0.75
  5. 2005 P Alberta ......................... MS-63   $ 1.00
  6. 2005 P Alberta ......................... MS-64   $10.00
  7. 2005 P Alberta .................... ICCS MS-66   $40.00
  8. 2005 P Alberta .................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
     
  9. 2005 P Saskatchewan .................... MS-62   $ 0.75
  10. 2005 P Saskatchewan .................... MS-63   $ 1.00
  11. 2005 P Saskatchewan .................... MS-64   $ 8.00
  12. 2005 P Saskatchewan ............... ICCS MS-65   $20.00
  13. 2005 P Saskatchewan ............... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
     
  14. 2005 P Veterans ........................ MS-63   $ 1.00
  15. 2005 P Veterans ........................ MS-64   $ 8.00
  16. 2005 P Veterans ................... ICCS MS-65   $20.00

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
     

2006 Circulating 25 cent

All 2006 25 cents, other than silver proofs are on plated blanks. Those struck earlier in the year have the P for plated but later in the year the P was replace by the stylized maple leaf mint logo. While the P stood for Plated, the mint logo does not as it also occurs on silver proofs in later years. Specimen and proof strikes were only made early in the year so all specimen examples have the P and silver proof examples are without either the logo or P. Proof-like sets were made through out the year, so examples with P or with the logo can be found in PL quality.

Four types were struck for circulation in 2006. The standard Caribou with the P is found MS, PL and Specimen. The standard Caribou with mint logo is found in MS and PL, but I am finding both are difficult to find. The breast cancer type with P has a central pin ribbon and is found in MS and PL. The medal of bravery type with mint logo, is found only in MS.

  1. 2006 caribou .................... SILVER PROOF   $10.00
     
  2. 2006 P caribou .................... ICCS MS-65   $20.00
  3. 2006 P caribou .................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 2.00
  4. 2006 P caribou ...................... SPECIMEN   $ 2.50
     
  5. 2006 P breast cancer pink ribbon ....... MS-62   $ 0.75
  6. 2006 P breast cancer pink ribbon ....... MS-63   $ 1.00
  7. 2006 P breast cancer pink ribbon ....... MS-64   $ 8.00
  8. 2006 P breast cancer pink ribbon .. ICCS MS-65   $20.00
     
  9. 2006 logo caribou.................. ICCS MS-65   $20.00
     
  10. 2006 logo medal of bravery ............. MS-62   $ 0.75
  11. 2006 logo medal of bravery ............. MS-63   $ 1.00
  12. 2006 logo medal of bravery ............. MS-64   $ 8.00
  13. 2006 logo medal of bravery ............. MS-65   $20.00

2006 COMMEMORATIVE 25 cent

There are many different 2006 commemorative 25 cents issued only for the collector market, without intent of circulation. Most of these are struck to Proof-like quality, which is what ICCS refers to a "numismatic BC" and in the Carlton catalogue they are listed as NC MS (none circulating mint state) coins. These all mean the same things. One peculiarity introduced by the mint in 2006 was the "Giant Quarters" which 35 mm diameter so much larger than the usual quarters. The "Giant Quarters" were issued with various designs over several years, generally struck to Specimen (SP) standard.

  1. 2006 Canada day ........... colored PROOF-LIKE   $10.00
  2. 2006 GIANT QUARTER, Queen's 80th Birthday . SP   $18.00
  3. 2006 Quebec winter carnival colored PROOF-LIKE   $15.00
  4. 2006 Santa in sleigh ...... colored PROOF-LIKE   $15.00

2007 Circulating 25 cent

Six different 25 cent coins were issued in 2007 for circulation. The standard Caribou type with the mint logo below the Queen's head was issued in MS, PL, Specimen and as a silver proof. The four types were issued for the upcoming 2010 Olympics and one for the Paralympics which have the 2010 Olympics date on the reverse but the actual date of 2007 below the Queen's head, for Downhill skiing, ice hockey, biathlon and curling and Paralympic wheelchair curling. The Olympic and Paralympics coins do not have the mint logo but rather Olympic logo's to the left of the Queen's head, and were issued in MS, PL and Proof.

  1. 2007 caribou ...................... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  2. 2007 caribou ........................ SPECIMEN   $ 2.00
  3. 2007 caribou .................... SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  4. 2007 Olympic ice hockey ........... PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00
     
  5. 2007 Olympic alpine skiing ............. MS-62   $ 0.75
  6. 2007 Olympic alpine skiing ............. MS-63   $ 1.00
  7. 2007 Olympic alpine skiing ............. MS-64   $ 6.50
  8. 2007 Olympic alpine skiing ........ PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00
     
  9. 2007 Olympic biathlon ............. PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00
     
  10. 2007 Olympic curling ................... MS-62   $ 0.75
  11. 2007 Olympic curling ................... MS-63   $ 1.00
  12. 2007 Olympic curling ................... MS-64   $ 6.50
  13. 2007 Olympic curling .............. PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00
     
  14. 2007 Paralympic wheelchair curling ..... MS-62   $ 0.75
  15. 2007 Paralympic wheelchair curling ..... MS-62   $ 1.00
  16. 2007 Paralympic wheelchair curling ..... MS-62   $ 6.50
  17. 2007 Paralympic wheelchair curling, PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00

2007 COMMEMORATIVE 25 cent

There were many different commemorative quarters struck in 2007, a few of which are found in circulation (MS) strikes and other's only in the various Proof-like and specimen strikes also known as Numismatic BU coins. There are two many of them to discuss in detail here, so I will simply list them below as best I can.

  1. 2007 Canada day Mounty .... colored PROOF-LIKE   $12.50
  2. 2007 Christmas tree ....... colored PROOF-LIKE   $15.00
  3. 2007 Balloons ............. colored PROOF-LIKE   $15.00
  4. 2006 GIANT QUARTER Royal Coach color, SPECIMEN   $17.50
  5. 2007 Fireworks (contrats) . colored PROOF-LIKE   $15.00
  6. 2007 Bouquet .............. colored PROOF-LIKE   $15.00
  7. 2007 Calgary Flames ....... colored PROOF-LIKE   $15.00

2008 Circulating 25 cent

Six different 25 cent coins were issued for circulation in 2008. The standard Caribou type with the mint logo below the Queen's head was issued in MS, PL, Specimen and as a silver proof. A remembrance day poppy quarter with the mint logo was issued in MS and PL. The four types were issued for the upcoming 2010 Olympics which have the 2010 Olympics date on the reverse but the actual date of 2008 below the Queen's head, for figure skiing, snow boarding, bobsledding and freestyle skiing. As in 2007 Olympic coins do not have the mint logo but rather Olympic logo to the left of the Queen's head, and were issued in MS, PL and Proof.

  1. 2008 caribou ...,,,,............... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  2. 2008 caribou ...,,,,................. SPECIMEN   $ 2.00
  3. 2008 caribou .................... SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  4. 2008 poppy ............................. MS-62   $ 0.75
  5. 2008 poppy ............................. MS-63   $ 1.00
  6. 2008 poppy ............................. MS-65   $ 6.50
     
  7. 2008 OLYMPIC FREESTYLE ............ PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00
     
  8. 2008 OLYMPIC BOBSLED ................... MS-63   $ 1.00
  9. 2008 OLYMPIC BOBSLED ................... MS-64   $ 6.50
  10. 2008 OLYMPIC BOBSLED .............. PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00
     
  11. 2008 OLYMPIC FIGURE SKATING ............ MS-62   $ 0.75
  12. 2008 OLYMPIC FIGURE SKATING ............ MS-63   $ 1.00
  13. 2008 OLYMPIC FIGURE SKATING ....... PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00
     
  14. 2008 OLYMPIC SNOW BOARDING ........ PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00

2008 Circulating 25 cent

  1. 2008 OH Canada flag ....... colored PROOF-LIKE   $15.00
  2. 2008 Wedding cake ......... colored PROOF-LIKE   $15.00
  3. 2008 GIANT QUARTER, tomb of unknown soldier,SP   $20.00
  4. 2008 GIANT QUARTER, Anne Green Gables, col, SP   $20.00

2009 CARIBOU 25 cent

Seven different 25 cent coins were issued for circulation in 2009, although The standard Caribou type with the mint logo below the Queen's head was issued in MS, PL, Specimen and as a silver proof. One type for cross country skiing in the upcoming 2010 Olympics which has the 2010 Olympics date on the reverse but the actual date of 2009 below the Queen's head. One type for the 2010 Paralympics for sledge hockey, With the 2010 Paralympic date on the reverse and the 2009 actual date below the Queen's head. These Olympic and Paralympic types come on MS, PL and Proof.

There are 3 types for past Olympic moments. The first for the Men's gold medal in the 2002 Olympics, which comes with a variety where the final 2 in the 2002 can be either raised or incus. The second is for the women's hockey gold medal in the 2002 Olympics. The third type is for Cindy Klassen's 5 medals in the 2006 Olympics. These all have the 2009 date in the inscription around the Queen's head, and the 2002 or 2006 event date on the reverse. All three come with or without red on the large maple leaf in the background, which is either be a printed (dot texture) red on MS and PL examples, or painted (solid texture) red on some proof-like examples.

  1. 2008 caribou ...,,,,............... PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  2. 2009 caribou .................... SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  3. 2009 OLYMPIC SPEED SKATING ............. MS-62   $ 0.75
  4. 2009 OLYMPIC SPEED SKATING ............. MS-63   $ 1.00
     
  5. 2009 OLYMPIC CROSS COUNTRY ............. MS-62   $ 0.75
  6. 2009 OLYMPIC CROSS COUNTRY ............. MS-63   $ 1.00
  7. 2009 OLYMPIC CROSS COUNTRY ............. MS-64   $ 6.50
  8. 2009 OLYMPIC CROSS COUNTRY ........ PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00
     
  9. 2009 PARALYMPIC SEDGE HOCKEY ........... MS-62   $ 0.75
  10. 2009 PARALYMPIC SEDGE HOCKEY ........... MS-63   $ 1.00
  11. 2008 PARALYMPIC SEDGE HOCKEY ...... PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00
     
  12. 2009 MEN'S HOCKEY, raised 2 ............ MS-62   $ 0.75
  13. 2009 MEN'S HOCKEY, raised 2 ............ MS-63   $ 1.00
  14. 2009 MEN'S HOCKEY, raised 2 ............ MS-64   $ 6.50
  15. 2009 MEN'S HOCKEY, raised 2 ............ MS-65   $16.00
  16. 2009 MEN'S HOCKEY, raised 2 ....... PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00
  17. 2009 MEN'S HOCKEY, incised 2 printed red MS-63   $ 2.50
  18. 2009 MEN'S HOCKEY, incised 2 printed red MS-64   $12.50
     
  19. 2009 WOMEN'S HOCKEY .................... MS-62   $ 0.75
  20. 2009 WOMEN'S HOCKEY .................... MS-63   $ 1.00
  21. 2009 WOMEN'S HOCKEY .................... MS-64   $ 6.50
  22. 2009 WOMEN'S HOCKEY ............... PROOF-LIKE   $ 3.00
     
  23. 2009 CINDY CLASSEN ..................... MS-62   $ 0.75
  24. 2009 CINDY CLASSEN ..................... MS-63   $ 1.00
  25. 2009 CINDY CLASSEN ..................... MS-64   $ 6.50
  26. 2009 CINDY CLASSEN ......... printed red MS-62   $ 2.00

2009 COMMEMORATIVE 25 cent

  1. 2009 SANTA ....................... PROOF-LIKE   $13.50
  2. 2009 TEDDY BEAR ................... PROOF-LIKE   $13.50

2010 Circulating 25 cent

Now that the Olympic coin program was finished, only two types were struck for circulation in 2010, the standard caribou type, and a remembrance day 25 cent showing a soldier standing between two red poppies. Both types are on nickel plated steel flans, the caribou type with the mint logo and the remembrance day type without. The caribou types comes in MS, PL, Specimen and silver proof. The remembrance day comes in MS (bank rolls) and PL (2 coin sets), and according to the Charlton Catalogue also comes in Specimen and Proof but I do not recall ever seeing one of these in Specimen or Proof and Charlton does not mention how they were packaged nor list them in the mint product book, so I am not sure they actually exist.

  1. 2010 logo, caribou ................ PROOF-LIKE   $ 1.50
  2. 2010 logo, caribou .................. SPECIMEN   $ 2.50
     
  3. 2010 soldier between red poppies ....... MS-62   $ 0.75
  4. 2010 soldier between red poppies ....... MS-63   $ 1.00
  5. 2010 soldier between red poppies ....... MS-64   $ 6.50
  6. 2010 soldier between red poppies .. ICCS MS-65   $20.00
  7. 2010 soldier between red poppies .. PROOF-LIKE   $ 0.75
     

2010 COMMEMORATIVE 25 cent

  1. 2010 Thank you (flowers) .......... colored PL   $ 8.00
  2. 2010 Birthday (gift box) .......... colored PL   $ 8.00
  3. 2010 Congratulations (stars) ...... colored PL   $ 8.00


In 2011 the mint stopped minting intentionally superior quality coins for the standard mint sets, rather using standard MS coins that may or may not have not gone through most of the post striking handling processes. The coins in mint sets tend to be MS-63 to MS-65, just slightly better than the average in bank rolls but removed from the sets it is impossible to differentiated mint set from bank roll coins. This has the effect of making MS-64 and MS-65 coins more common for types found in sets than they were in previous years, adversely effecting the values in higher grades. In my opinion for the standard caribou are listed at too high of prices in MS-64 and MS-65 and that the PL (numismatic BU) listings more accurately reflect those values. Specimen sets are still produced with frosted backgrounds and mirror designs and should be priced slightly higher than the PL listings.

There are still numerous specialty designs minted both for circulation and for sets only each year, but I feel that all types which are not Specimen or proof should now be listed as MS..

2011 Circulating 25 cent

Four types, plus three varieties of 25 cents were struck in 2011 for circulation, the standard caribou, falcon, bison and orca. There are also three varieties as the falcon, bison and orca are each found with and without a colored moon in the background.

  1. 2011 caribou .................. from set MS-65   $ 2.00
  2. 2011 caribou ...................... ICCS MS-67   $20.00
  3. 2011 caribou ........................ SPECIMEN   $ 2.50
  4. 2011 caribou .................... SILVER PROOF   $ 8.00
     
  5. 2011 BISON without color .......... ICCS MS-65   $16.00
  6. 2011 BISON with color .................. MS-62   $ 0.75
  7. 2011 BISON with color ............. ICCS MS-65   $16.00
     
  8. 2011 ORCA without color ........... ICCS MS-65   $16.00
  9. 2011 ORCA with color ................... MS-62   $ 0.75
  10. 2011 ORCA with color ................... MS-63   $ 1.00
  11. 2011 ORCA with color .............. ICCS MS-65   $16.00
     
  12. 2011 FALCON without color ......... ICCS MS-65   $16.00
  13. 2011 FALCON with color ................. MS-62   $ 0.75
  14. 2011 FALCON with color ................. MS-63   $ 1.00
  15. 2011 FALCON with color ............ ICCS MS-65   $16.00
     

2011 COMMEMORATIVE 25 cent

The 2011 25 cents below all come from some type of special mint package or set, and were never intended for circulation. They have been removed from those sets and put into standard 2x2's so that they can be sold as single coins.

  1. 2011 Birthday, balloons ................ MS-63   $ 6.50
  2. 2011 Wedding rings ..................... MS-64   $ 8.00
  3. 2011 GIANT QUARTER, Royal Wedding ... SPECIMEN   $16.00

2012 Circulating 25 cent

There were only three circulation strike designs for 2012, the standard caribou and two designs celebrating famous people from the War of 1812, the Indian Chief Techumsheh and Sir Isaac Brock. Both 1812 designs are found with and without a red maple leaf in the lower left. The caribou is found in MS both in rolls and sets, specimen and silver proof. The War of 1812 designs are only struck in MS, mostly in bank rolls but some in 5 coin collector sets but using MS coins.

  1. 2012 caribou ........................... MS-62   $ 0.75
  2. 2012 caribou ........................... MS-63   $ 1.00
  3. 2012 caribou ........................ SPECIMEN   $ 2.50
     
  4. 2012 BROCK without color .......... ICCS MS-65   $16.00
  5. 2012 BROCK with color .................. MS-63   $ 1.00
  6. 2012 BROCK with color .................. MS-64   $ 6.50
  7. 2012 BROCK with red maple leaf .... ICCS MS-65   $16.00
     
  8. 2012 TECUMSEH without color ....... ICCS MS-65   $16.00
  9. 2012 TECUMSEH with red maple leaf . ICCS MS-65   $16.00
     

2012 COMMEMORATIVE 25 cent

The 2012 25 cents below all come from some type of special mint package or set, and were never intended for circulation. They have been removed from those sets and put into standard 2x2's so that they can be sold as single coins.

  1. 2012 Baby mobile ....................... MS-64   $ 8.00
  2. 2012 Christmas ornaments ............... MS-64   $ 8.00
  3. 2012 Ice cream cone with balloons ...... MS-64   $ 8.00
  4. 2012 GIANT QUARTER, Coast guard ..... SPECIMEN   $20.00
  5. 2012 GIANT QUARTER, Calgary Stampede, SPECIMEN   $30.00

2013 Circulating 25 cent

  1. 2013 caribou ........................... MS-63   $ 1.00
  2. 2013 caribou ........................... MS-64   $ 1.50
  3. 2013 caribou ........................ SPECIMEN   $ 2.50
  4. 2013 Arctic expedition ............ ICCS MS-65   $16.00
  5. 2013 Arctic expedition ............ ICCS MS-66   $28.00
     
  6. 2013 Life in the north ............ ICCS MS-65   $16.00
  7. 2013 Life in the north ............ ICCS MS-66   $40.00
     
  8. 2013 SALABERRY without color ...... ICCS MS-65   $16.00
  9. 2013 SALABERRY with red maple leaf, ICCS MS-65   $16.00
     
  10. 2013 SECORD without color ......... ICCS MS-65   $16.00
  11. 2013 SECORD with red maple leaf ... ICCS MS-65   $16.00
     

2013 COMMEMORATIVE 25 cent

  1. 2013 Christmas holiday ................. MS-64   SOLD

2014 Circulating 25 cent

  1. 2014 caribou ...................... ICCS MS-66   $16.00

2015 Circulating 25 cent

  1. 2014 flag ........................ color MS-63   $ 3.00
  2. 2014 flag ........................ color MS-64   $ 6.50

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