This coin is in VF20 to EF40 condition (depending on how much you penalize it for some dark toning spots).
The obverse shows King George the Sixth facing to the left, bareheaded. The legend reads “Georgivs VI D : G : Rex Et Ind : Imp :” (Latin shorthand for George the 6th, Glorious Leader of the United Kingdom, Emperor of India).
Canada 1940 25 Cents (Canadian Quarter) Obverse
The reverse shows an caribou facing to the left. The legend reads “Canada” followed by the date. The denomination is locked in the middle of the caribou’s antlers.
Canada 1940 25 Cents (Canadian Quarter) Reverse
Identification code: Canada KM-35 (minted from 1937-1947)
Mint Mark: n/a (minted at the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa)
Country of origin: Canada
Composition: 80% Silver (.1500 oz ASW)
Size: 23.88 mm
Estimated Value: $5-6 with silver at ~$30/oz
This coin is in very good shape – I’d grade it EF40 or better.
On the obverse, we find the coat of arms of Aruba. It is a quartered shield on top of a laurel wreath, with a lion sitting on its belly on top. The lion crest symbolizes power & generosity. In the four quarters of the shield (clockwise from the top left) are an aloe plant, Hooiberg hill, a cogwheel, and 2 hands shaking. Aloe is a major export of Aruba, Hooiberg Hill is a landmark that represents the rise of the island, the handshake signifies goodwill towards the rest of the world, and the cogwheel represents the industrious nature of the islands inhabitants. The COA rests on a horizontal bar, with the date to the left. The legend is suspended between two bars at the top of the coin, and reads “Aruba”.
On the reverse is a strange geometric design (light reflecting through a diamond or prism, perhaps?) with the legend “25 c”.
1999 Aruba 25 Cent Coin Obverse
1999 Aruba 25 Cent Coin Reverse
Identification code: Aruba KM-3
Mint Mark: n/a
Mintage: unknown (but others in the series were minted in 109,000 to 741,000 quantities)
Country of origin: Aruba
Composition: Nickel plated steel
Size: 20 mm
Estimated Value: $0.25-$0.50