50 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait, complete coat of arms

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms) - obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms) - reverse

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Features

Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1959-1964
Value 50 Cents
0.5 CAD = USD 0.37
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Silver (.800) (.800 silver .200 copper)
Weight 11.6638 g
Diameter 29.72 mm
Thickness 2.04 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 308
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 56,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 54
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Bust of Queen Elizabeth II, as at 27 years of age, wearing a wreath, facing right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA

Translation:
Elizabeth II Queen by the grace of God

Designer: Mary Gillick Read more on Wikipedia

Mary Gillick was a sculptor best known for her effigy of Elizabeth II used on coinage in the United Kingdom and elsewhere from 1953 to 1970.

Reverse

Crown divides the date above the Royal Arms of Canada proclaimed by King George V on November 21, 1921, and updated in 1957, are surrounded with the face value and the inscription "CANADA"

Script: Latin

Lettering:
19 64
CANADA 50 CENTS

Designer: Thomas Shingles Read more on Wikipedia

Thomas Shingles, born 1903 in Birmingham and died 1984, was the Master Engraver of the Royal Canadian Mint from 1943 until his retirement. Shingles was responsible for several of the images on Canadian coinage, including the Second World War V-variant nickel, which he designed in 1943 at the behest of Mint staff. Although most coin designs are done at full size and then reduced via a pantograph, Shingles chose to produce this design in miniature. Other designs by Shingles include the 1959 updating of the 50 cent piece to include the Canadian coat of arms. He also designed the majority of Canadian commemorative coinage during his tenure as Master Engraver. Shingles retired from the Mint in 1965, but continued to work as a freelance artist. In 1970, he won a contest to design the 1971 Canadian dollar coin.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

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

Comments

0.3 oz ASW

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1959  3 095 535 $ 6.40 $ 6.40 $ 6.40 $ 6.40 $ 6.40 $ 9.60 26% "Blue" lower shield (horizontal lines)
1960  3 488 897 $ 5.00 $ 7.70 $ 7.70 $ 7.70 $ 8.90 27% "White" lower shield (no lines)
1961  3 584 417 $ 5.60 $ 6.20 $ 6.30 $ 7.60 $ 9.10 27% "White" lower shield (no lines)
1962  5 208 030 $ 6.20 $ 6.20 $ 6.30 $ 7.30 $ 7.70 33% "White" lower shield (no lines)
1963  8 348 871 $ 2.20 $ 5.70 $ 6.30 $ 7.80 $ 8.20 44% "White" lower shield (no lines)
1964  9 377 676 $ 6.20 $ 6.20 $ 6.50 $ 6.50 $ 7.80 51% "White" lower shield (no lines)

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232047
Lot 63324
Internet Archive
Nov 18, 2020 1959 – "Blue" lower shield (horizontal lines) UNC USD 288.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms)
Heritage Auctions
2021 January 21 - 22 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Platinum & Signature Auction - Dallas 3089
Lot 32378
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2021 1960 – "White" lower shield (no lines) UNC USD 1020.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms)
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 872
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 1960 – "White" lower shield (no lines) AU USD 9.44
(EUR 9.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms)
Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36386
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2019 1962 – "White" lower shield (no lines) UNC
(PCGS MS66)
USD 312.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, complete coat of arms)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232212
Lot 64430
Internet Archive
Mar 17, 2022 1964 – "White" lower shield (no lines) UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 312.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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