Last updated on June 26th, 2020 at 03:29 am
Last Updated on June 26, 2020 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
If you are a passionate coin and paper money collector, you must know how exciting it is to search for rare Canadian coins that can be worth quite a lot of money. If you find some of these in your collection or come across one by chance, try to see if there’s some sort of error on it. The error makes it more valuable and the regular version is usually worth face value. This is the case with the rare 1973 25 cent Canadian coin that has two different varieties of the head. The very rare coin is the uncirculated one on which Elizabeth II is featured with a larger bust. This is the first version of the coin and the newer one was redesigned to feature a reduced bust with a more detailed image. If you want to know all about this coin and why it can be valuable, read on.
The Design Of The Common And The Rare Variety
The 1973 25 cent coin was created to commemorate the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The obverse of the coin features the image of an officer on a horse and a maple leaf above him. The reverse shows the young Queen Elizabeth II. There are actually two versions of the reverse and certain design changes that can determine the value of this coin today. So, let’s start with the common one that most Canadians can find in their pockets or somewhere around the house. The design on this piece is the newer one, that is, the one that features the image of Queen Elizabeth II with a smaller bust and with a lot more details in the design itself. The older version and the very rare one features Queen Elizabeth II with a larger bust. A very small number of these coins have the older version of the design and the chances of you finding the rare one are pretty small. Still, it doesn’t hurt to try your luck and check the design of the coin you own.
What You Can Notice On The Rare Coin
The reason why the older version of the 1973 25 cent coin can be worth as much as one thousand dollars is its rarity (several thousands of coins) and the fact that it is uncirculated. So, if you want to know how to tell the difference between the common and rare example, you’ll need to look closely at the obverse. To be exact, the size of the bust and the position of the head on the coin are important details that can tell you what kind of coin you own. On the older version, you’ll notice that the beads seem like they are touching the rim of the coin. On the newer version, there is a bit of space in between the beads and the rim. If you still aren’t sure about the design, try to find the 1972 25 cent coin which is the common one. The older version of the 1973 coin will have the same larger bust and beads arrangement as in the 1972 one.
If You Have Any Questions Or Need More Coins, Contact Colonial Acres
If you need new Canadian coins to expand your collection, Colonial Acres has it all: the rare ones, the ones that are perfect for gifts and other kinds. You can find the whole offer on our website or ask our friendly staff for particular pieces that you’re trying to find. We will be happy to assist you and offer some of the amazing deals that are available at the moment. If you like bidding, Colonial has frequent auctions where you can participate and purchase unique coins. There’s no doubt that you will find something for your liking at Colonial – we have everything a passionate numismatist could be looking for. Head down to Colonial today.