Medal: Canada Royal Visit  1939
Medal: Canada Royal Visit 1939

You have a nice old Canadian medal (not a coin) issued to commemorate the royal visit in 1939. Oodles and oodles were issued, and they were sold at post offices in both bronze and silver. The bronze ones today are still inexpensive, but the silver ones carry much more value than their original 50 cents selling price. Roughly:

worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $5

SILVER (0.59 troy ounces silver)
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $35
fully uncirculated: $50

CoinQuest thanks Herbie, an interested CoinQuest reader, for setting us straight on these neat medals. There is a good page on them, with more detail than here, at

Coin: 542 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: Gwen, Wed, 27-May-2009 23:43:17 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 25-Jan-2014 16:04:16 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 11-Jan-2016 22:30:19 GMT
Requester description: 1939 A-MARI VSO-ME AD-MARE Regem Et Reginam Canada Salvtat
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