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25 cents 1973

25 cents 1973
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The reverse of the 25 cents 1973 was chosen to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the North-West Mounted Police later called the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The obverse, smaller and more detailed, was also chosen for 1973. By cons, a small amount of 25 cents coins were produced in 1973 with the obverse of 1972, creating these two varieties : Small Bust and Large Bust. According to the Chartlon, the amount of coins with the Large Bust does not exceed 10 000.

25 cents 1973 prices and values

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Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1973 - Small Bust -$0.25$0.25$0.25$0.25$0.25$0.25
1973 - Large Bust ---$120$140$180$210

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Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1973 - Small Bust $0.55$1.00$1.45$9.00$25.70$60.60-
1973 - Large Bust $320$430$760$1,310$3,430--

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Variety PL-60 PL-62 PL-63 PL-64 PL-65 PL-66 PL-67
1973 - Small Bust ---$1.00$1.10$19.40$39.20
1973 - Large Bust --$180$220$270$290$570

PL (Proof-like): Special coins struck at the Mint with a brilliant relief is struck on a brilliant field and not intended for circulation despite the fact that their composition is identical to the coins produced for circulation. If Proof-like coins have been removed from their protective envelope or original package, it is harder to differentiate them from uncirculated coins. Proof-like coins are struck up to two times on numismatic presses. Also called Brilliant uncirculated (BUNC).

Variety SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1973 - Small Bust -----$1.00$14.70
1973 - Large Bust ---$170$240$320$330

SP (Specimen): Special collectors coins struck at the Mint with a frosted/mirror appearance on the design and effigy from 1996 to 2019. Before 1996, if specimen coins have been removed from their protective envelope or original package, it is harder to differentiate them from PL coins. Specimen coins are struck up to two times on numismatic presses.

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Varieties

Small Bust

25 cents 1973 - Small bust

Large Bust

The Large Bust variety indicates that the effigy of the queen is the same as 1965 to 1972 25 cents coins.. This effigy is larger, with less detail. Beads are also placed closer to the edge than the Small Bust variety.

25 cents 1973 - Large bust

Errors and varieties from the community

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Planchet errors and varieties
#1373 25 cents 1973 - Clipped syleb
Die errors and varieties
#1228 25 cents 1973 - Misaligned die micoincoin
Strike errors and varieties
#1526 25 cents 1973 - Struck through grease poenix688
#403 25 cents 1973 - Uncentered broadstrike andrelus
#804 25 cents 1973 - Uncentered broadstrike al
Miscellaneous / Unclassified
#2138 25 cents 1973 - Double 187 Martel
#2137 25 cents 1973 - Double 973 Martel
#1262 25 cents 1973 - Plugged 3 in 1873 andre

Mintage

  • 25 cents 1973 - Small Bust : 135,958,589
  • 25 cents 1973 - Large Bust : n/a

Specifications - 25 cents 1973 - Small Bust

  • Alloy: 100% nickel
  • Weight: 5.07 grams
  • Diameter : 23.88 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Patrick Brindley, Reverse: Walter Ott
  • Designer: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Patrick Brindley, Reverse: Walter Ott
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Magnetism: Magnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Last update : Wednesday, October 9, 2019