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

Features

Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1953-1958
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
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 309
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 53,
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# 53
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
M·G·

Translation:
Elizabeth II Queen by the grace of God

Engraver: 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

A simplified version of the Royal Coat of Arms of Canada, proclaimed by King George V on November 21, 1921, surrounded with the face value and the inscription "CANADA"

Script: Latin

Lettering:
50 CENTS
CANADA·1953

Engraver: George Kruger Gray Read more on Wikipedia

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1953  $ 6.20 $ 6.20 $ 10 12% No shoulder fold, large date, mintage included with 1953 (no shoulder fold, small date)
1953  1 630 429 $ 6.70 $ 7.90 $ 8.60 $ 9.50 23% No shoulder fold, small date
1953  $ 7.30 $ 11 $ 14 $ 27 16% Shoulder fold, large date
1954  506 305 $ 6.80 $ 11 $ 11 $ 140 20% Large date, shoulder fold
1955  753 511 $ 7.80 $ 7.80 $ 7.80 $ 7.80 $ 11 22% Smaller reverse
1956  1 379 499 $ 6.20 $ 6.20 $ 8.10 $ 8.10 $ 10 32% Smaller reverse
1957  2 171 689 $ 6.00 $ 6.00 $ 7.50 $ 9.30 $ 9.30 43% Smaller reverse
1958  2 957 266 $ 7.40 $ 10 $ 10 $ 22 13% Dot under the last 'A' in 'CANADA'
1958  $ 5.80 $ 5.80 $ 7.80 $ 7.80 $ 12 36% Smaller reverse

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)
Katz
Auction 67
Lot 3017
Internet Archive
Sep 24, 2022 1954 – Large date, shoulder fold UNC USD 12.85
(EUR 12.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232049
Lot 61318
Internet Archive
Dec 2, 2020 1954 – Large date, shoulder fold UNC USD 384.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232047
Lot 63323
Internet Archive
Nov 18, 2020 1954 – Large date, shoulder fold UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 204.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232003
Lot 63234
Internet Archive
Jan 16, 2020 1954 – Large date, shoulder fold UNC USD 91.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)
Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36380
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2019 1954 – Large date, shoulder fold UNC USD 144.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)
Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36381
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2019 1954 – Large date, shoulder fold UNC
(PCGS MS66)
USD 600.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)
Katz
Auction 67
Lot 3018
Internet Archive
Sep 24, 2022 1955 – Smaller reverse UNC USD 5.36
(EUR 5.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232026
Lot 64258
Internet Archive
Jun 24, 2020 1955 – Smaller reverse UNC USD 150.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 863
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 1955 – Smaller reverse AU USD 10.71
(EUR 10.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait, simplified coat of arms)
Katz
Auction 67
Lot 3019
Internet Archive
Sep 24, 2022 1956 – Smaller reverse UNC USD 6.43
(EUR 6.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
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