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50 Cents - Elizabeth II complete coat of arms

Features

Country Canada
Type Common coin
Years 1959-1964
Value 50 Cents
0.5 CAD = 0.39 USD
Metal Silver (.8000)
Weight 11.6638 g
Diameter 29.72 mm
Thickness 2.04 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 56, Schön# 54
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 27 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA" (Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God)

Lettering: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA

Engraver: Mary Gillick

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

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 62
CANADA 50 CENTS

Engraver: Thomas Shingles

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1959  3,095,535 "Blue" lower shield (horizontal lines)
1960  3,488,897 "White" lower shield (no lines)
1961  3,584,417 (fr) Écusson "blanc"
1962  5,208,030 (fr) Écusson "blanc"
1963  8,348,871 (fr) Écusson "blanc"
1964  9,377,676 (fr) Écusson "blanc"

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