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50 Cents - George VI

Features

Country Canada
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1948-1952
Value 50 Cents
0.50 CAD = 0.37 USD
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Silver (.800)
Weight 11.6638 g
Diameter 29.72 mm
Thickness 2.02 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 45,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 44
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of George VI is surrounded with the inscription "GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX" (George VI, King by the grace of God)

Lettering:
GORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX
HP

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Reverse

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

Lettering:
50 CENTS
CANADA·1949

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Reeded

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1948  37,784 61.22 7%
1949  4% "Hoof" on the 9
1949  858,991 5.13 9.26 7.92 24% Regular 9
1950  2,384,179 6.40 5.73 11.48 17% Partial lines on the 0 (half design)
1950  5.73 10.15 19% With lines on the 0 (Full design)
1950  5.91 11.66 20% Without lines on the 0 (No Design)
1951  2,421,730 5.25 6.30 6.41 11.66 8.29 48%
1952  2,596,465 5.73 8.37 11.66 50%

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