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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

© Monéphil

Features

Country Canada
Type Common coin
Years 1968-1989
Value 50 Cents
0.5 CAD = 0.41 USD
Metal 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 VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1968  A missing from "AD MARE"
1968  3,966,932 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1969  E missing from "AD MARE"
1969  6 Silver (6 examples known)
1969  7,113,929 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1970  Silver (rare)
1970  2,429,526 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1971  A missing from "AD MARE"
1971  2,166,144 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1972  2,515,632 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1973  A missing from "AD MARE"
1973  AD missing from "AD MARE"
1973  2,546,096 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1974  A missing from "AD MARE"
1974  3,436,650 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 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1976  2,940,719 KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1977  709,839 KM#75.2 (smaller bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1978  KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, round jewels in crown)
1978  3,341,892 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, square jewels in crown)
1979  (fr) Buste pointu
1979  (fr) Buste rond Normal
1979  3,425,000 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1980  1,574,000 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 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1981  199,000 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1982  KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, larger beads)
1982  2,236,674 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1982  180,908 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1983  1,177,000 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1983  168,000 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1984  1,502,989 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 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1985  157,037 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1986  781,400 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1986  175,745 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1987  373,000 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1987  179,004 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1988  220,000 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 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1989  170,928 KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof

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