After India was granted its independence in 1947, the ET IND: IMP: (and Emperor of India) became outdated. New dies had to be made--a time-consuming process--and in the meantime the Royal Canadian Mint had to make do with old dies. To distinguish those issues a tiny maple leaf was placed to the right of the date. On an unknown number of examples, the maple leaf became filled and had the appearance of a tiny dot. Although this issue is more of a die state than a distinct variety, it is highly popular among collectors. Examples are scarce in all grades, and Gems are rarely offered for sale. Extremely RARE. From the Canadiana Collection.
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