50 Dollars - Elizabeth II R.C.M.P.

Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1997
Value 50 Dollars
50 CAD = USD 39
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Gold (.9999)
Weight 31.103 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Decagonal (10-sided)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 25947
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 305
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Anniversary

Obverse

Royal Canadian Mint guarantee in French and English surrounding a crowned bust of Elizabeth II facing right, date above, value below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
* US$310 GUARANTEED BY THE RCM TO JAN. 1ST 2000 * 310$US GARANTIS PAR LA MRC JUSQU'AS 1er JANV. 2000
ELIZABETH II 1997 D·G·REGINA
50 DOLLARS

Translation: Elizabeth II By the Grace of God, Queen

Engraver: Dora de Pédery-Hunt

Dora de Pédery-Hunt, CM OOnt was a Hungarian-Canadian sculptor who designed medals and coins. She was the first Canadian citizen to design an effigy for Queen Elizabeth II.

Reverse

12 Maple leaves with "Canada" surrounding R.C.M.P. Mountie flag facing right above metal weight and fineness.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CANADA
9999
FINE GOLD 1 OZ OR PUR

Translation: the 12 maple leaves represented the provinces and territories that made up Canada in 1997

Engraver: Ago Aarand

Edge

Plain, 10 sided

Comments

This coin is relatively scarce due to many being melted down because of the guaranteed value

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1997  12 913 many were melted down

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