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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

Features

Country Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1968-1989
Value 50 Cents
0.5 CAD = 0.37 USD
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 8.1 g
Diameter 27.13 mm
Thickness 1.93 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 75,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 65
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

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"

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

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  3% A missing from "AD MARE"
1968  3,966,932 0.59 1.18 1.88 1.18 25% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1969  1.3% E missing from "AD MARE"
1969  7,113,929 0.53 0.79 1.88 1.06 30% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1969  6 0.4% Silver (6 examples known)
1970  2,429,526 0.61 0.82 1.53 1.08 20% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1970  0.4% Silver (rare)
1971  0.6% A missing from "AD MARE"
1971  2,166,144 0.40 1.18 1.73 1.11 19% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1972  2,515,632 0.59 1.18 1.38 1.06 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 0.51 0.79 0.65 1.01 18% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1974  0.7% A missing from "AD MARE"
1974  3,436,650 1.03 0.89 3.14 1.05 24% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1974  0.8% 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 0.61 0.59 2.22 0.93 16% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1976  2,940,719 0.59 3.14 0.93 18% KM#75.1 (large bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1977  709,839 3.14 1.56 13% KM#75.2 (smaller bust, 1.93mm planchet)
1978  2.27 6% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, round jewels in crown)
1978  3,341,892 1.09 0.59 2.83 1.18 18% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, square jewels in crown)
1979  3,425,000 0.53 0.82 0.59 2.35 0.93 19% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1979  1.1% Pointed bust
1979  2% Round bust (normal)
1980  1,574,000 0.88 0.96 16% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1980  0.7% 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 2.35 1.05 14% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1981  199,000 1.69 4% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1982  0.79 4% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, larger beads)
1982  2,236,674 0.71 0.59 1.36 13% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1982  180,908 3.02 4% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1983  1,177,000 2.35 3.02 0.93 11% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1983  168,000 1.38 4% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1984  1,502,989 0.59 2.35 1.13 13% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1984  161,602 0.53 3% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1985  2,188,374 0.59 1.99 1.18 14% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1985  157,037 1.92 3% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1986  781,400 0.78 10% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1986  175,745 3.20 3% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1987  373,000 2.82 1.51 8% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1987  179,004 2.35 3% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1988  220,000 2.50 6% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1988  175,259 3.21 3% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof
1989  266,419 1.96 7% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads)
1989  170,928 2.10 3% KM#75.3 (smaller bust, 2mm planchet, small beads) Proof

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