50 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1968-1989
Value 50 Cents
0.5 CAD = USD 0.39
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 8.1 g
Diameter 27.13 mm
Thickness 1.93 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 305
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 75,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 65
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right from when she was 39 years old surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA"

Script: Latin

Lettering: ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA

Translation: Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God

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, dividing the date above, the country name to the left, and the value to the right

Script: Latin

Lettering:
19 80
CANADA 50 CENTS

Engraver: Thomas Shingles

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa, Canada (1908-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1968  $ 5.14 3% A missing from "AD MARE"
1968  3 966 932 $ 0.40 $ 0.56 $ 1.11 $ 1.58 $ 1.13 25% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1969  1.4% E missing from "AD MARE"
1969  7 113 929 $ 0.51 $ 0.56 $ 0.75 $ 1.13 $ 1.11 31% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1969  6 0.3% Silver (6 examples known)
1970  2 429 526 $ 0.59 $ 0.87 $ 1.38 $ 1.04 20% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1970  0.2% Silver (rare)
1971  0.6% A missing from "AD MARE"
1971  2 166 144 $ 0.38 $ 1.13 $ 1.66 $ 1.17 19% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1972  2 515 632 $ 0.59 $ 1.13 $ 1.13 $ 1.02 19% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1973  1.2% A missing from "AD MARE"
1973  0.8% AD missing from "AD MARE"
1973  2 546 096 $ 0.49 $ 0.68 $ 2.18 $ 1.01 18% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1974  0.7% A missing from "AD MARE"
1974  3 436 650 $ 0.37 $ 0.59 $ 0.90 $ 1.22 $ 1.28 25% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1974  0.7% Missing the A from "A MARI" and the RE from "AD MARE"
1974  0.4% S missing from the initials "TS"
1975  1.1% A missing from "AD MARE"
1975  0.6% AD missing from "AD MARE"
1975  3 710 000 $ 0.59 $ 0.56 $ 2.13 $ 1.01 16% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1976  2 940 719 $ 0.40 $ 0.56 $ 1.50 $ 1.13 19% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1977  709 839 $ 1.81 $ 1.91 $ 1.50 14% KM#75.2 (smaller bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1978  $ 2.26 5% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, round jewels in crown)
1978  3 341 892 $ 0.95 $ 0.96 $ 0.94 $ 1.13 18% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, square jewels in crown)
1979  3 425 000 $ 0.94 $ 0.89 $ 1.26 $ 1.11 19% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1979  1.1% Pointed bust
1979  $ 0.76 3% Round bust (normal)
1980  1 574 000 $ 1.13 $ 0.93 $ 1.13 16% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1980  0.6% S missing from the initials "TS"
1981  0.5% A and RE missing from "AD MARE"
1981  0.4% E missing from "AD MARE"
1981  2 690 272 $ 0.94 $ 1.67 $ 1.08 15% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1981  199 000 $ 1.63 4% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1982  $ 0.50 $ 1.08 4% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, larger beads)
1982  2 236 674 $ 0.93 $ 0.56 $ 1.31 13% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1982  180 908 $ 2.86 4% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1983  1 177 000 $ 1.10 $ 0.94 $ 1.08 11% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1983  168 000 $ 1.69 4% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1984  1 502 989 $ 0.66 $ 1.52 $ 1.13 13% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1984  161 602 $ 1.92 3% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1985  2 188 374 $ 0.56 $ 1.54 $ 1.52 $ 1.13 14% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1985  157 037 $ 1.69 3% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1986  781 400 $ 2.16 $ 0.40 $ 0.90 10% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1986  175 745 $ 3.07 4% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1987  373 000 $ 2.13 $ 1.15 8% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1987  179 004 $ 1.92 4% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1988  220 000 $ 1.69 $ 2.46 6% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1988  175 259 $ 3.07 3% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1989  266 419 $ 1.48 7% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1989  170 928 $ 2.72 3% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof

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