The Silver Dollars of '60
Canada Dollar, 1960





Coin Details

Origin/Country: CANADA - 1858 TO 1968
Item Description: S$1 1960
Full Grade: NGC PL 66 CAMEO
Owner: jgenn

Set Details

Custom Sets: The Silver Dollars of '60
Competitive Sets: This coin is not competing in any sets.
Research: NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

This lovely gem is the only silver coin with the "dollar" denomination from my birth-year. Very few silver legal tender coins for circulation were still being issued in 1960. This Canadian silver dollar is 36 mm, 23.33 g and 80% silver.

Known as the 'Voyageur Dollar', this design was issued from 1935 to 1986 and features the portrait of a 27 year old Queen Elizabeth on the obverse by Mary Gillick. The reverse was designed by Emanuel Hahn and depicts a voyageur -- a French Canadian fur trader -- with native guide transporting goods via canoe. One of the bundles shows the initials HB for the Hudson Bay Company, an English chartered company that gained control of the fur trade throughout much of North America.

Slabbed purchase from a Heritage Weekly World and Ancient Coin auction in May of 2015.

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