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50 Cents - George VI

Features

Country Canada
Type Common coin
Years 1948-1952
Value 50 Cents
0.50 CAD = 0.41 USD
Metal Silver (.8000)
Weight 11.6638 g
Diameter 29.72 mm
Thickness 2.02 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 45, Schön# 44
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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 facial value and the inscription "CANADA"

Lettering:
50 CENTS
CANADA·1949

Engraver: George Edward 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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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1948  37,784
1949  858,991 Regular 9
1949  "Hoof" on the 9
1950  With lines on the 0 (Full design)
1950  2,384,179 Partial lines on the 0 (half design)
1950  Without lines on the 0 (No Design)
1951  2,421,730
1952  2,596,465

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