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50 Cents - George VI

Features

Country Canada
Type Common coin
Years 1937-1947
Value 50 Cents
0.5 CAD = 0.39 USD
Metal Silver (.8000)
Weight 11.6638 g
Diameter 29.72 mm
Thickness 2.02 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 36, Schön# 36
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 D:G:REX ET IND:IMP" (George VI, King and Emperor of India by the grace of God)

Lettering: GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET IND:IMP:

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·1942

Engraver: George Edward Kruger Gray

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1937  192,016
1938  192,018
1939  287,976
1940  1,996,566
1941  1,714,874
1942  1,974,164
1943  3,109,583
1944  2,460,205 Near '4'
1944  Far '4'
1945  1,959,528
1946  950,235 Normal '6'
1946  Included above, Hoof in 6
1947  424,885 Long '7'
1947  Short/curved '7'
1947  Maple leaf, curved/short '7'
1947  Maple leaf, straight/long '7'

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