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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

Features

Country Canada
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1968-1989
Value 50 Cents
0.5 CAD = 0.38 USD
Composition Nickel
Weight 8.1 g
Diameter 27.13 mm
Thickness 1.93 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 75, Schön# 65
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 39 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA" (Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God)

Lettering: ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

The Royal Coat of Arms of Canada, proclaimed by King George V on November 21, 1921 and updated in 1957, are surrounded with the facial value and the inscription "CANADA"

Lettering:
19 80
CANADA 50 CENTS

Engraver: Thomas Shingles

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1968  A missing from "AD MARE"
1968  3,966,932 1.11 1.11 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1969  E missing from "AD MARE"
1969  7,113,929 0.54 0.78 1.77 0.91 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1969  6 Silver (6 examples known)
1970  2,429,526 0.84 1.09 0.78 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1970  Silver (rare)
1971  A missing from "AD MARE"
1971  2,166,144 1.32 1.83 0.85 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1972  2,515,632 1.11 0.79 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1973  A missing from "AD MARE"
1973  AD missing from "AD MARE"
1973  2,546,096 0.79 0.83 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1974  A missing from "AD MARE"
1974  3,436,650 0.97 0.78 1.10 0.77 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1974  Missing the A from "A MARI" and the RE from "AD MARE"
1974  S missing from the initials "TS"
1975  A missing from "AD MARE"
1975  AD missing from "AD MARE"
1975  3,710,000 0.64 0.72 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1976  2,940,719 0.55 0.72 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1977  709,839 1.42 KM#75.2 (smaller bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1978  1.90 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, round jewels in crown)
1978  3,341,892 1.03 1.88 1.15 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, square jewels in crown)
1979  (fr) Buste pointu
1979  (fr) Buste rond Normal
1979  3,425,000 1.04 1.66 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1980  1,574,000 0.83 0.80 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1980  S missing from the initials "TS"
1981  A and RE missing from "AD MARE"
1981  E missing from "AD MARE"
1981  2,690,272 1.06 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1981  199,000 1.63 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1982  0.90 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, larger beads)
1982  2,236,674 4.88 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1982  180,908 2.85 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1983  1,177,000 0.90 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1983  168,000 1.28 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1984  1,502,989 0.65 0.90 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1984  161,602 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1985  2,188,374 0.55 1.11 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1985  157,037 1.81 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1986  781,400 0.81 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1986  175,745 1.66 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1987  373,000 3.55 1.26 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1987  179,004 2.22 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1988  220,000 3.02 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1988  175,259 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1989  266,419 1.85 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1989  170,928 1.92 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof

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