50 Cents - Victoria

Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1870-1901
Value 50 Cents
0.50 CAD = USD 0.37
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Silver (.925) (.925 silver .075 copper)
Weight 11.62 g
Diameter 29.72 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 316
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 6,
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# 7
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Head of Queen Victoria wearing a tiara, facing left.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA.
CANADA

Unabridged legend: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA

Translation: Victoria Queen by the grace of God

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon Read more on Wikipedia

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Reverse

The face value is surrounded with two maple boughs and a crown

Script: Latin

Lettering:
50
CENTS
1871
H

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon Read more on Wikipedia

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Edge

Reeded

Mints

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)
H Heaton and Sons / The Mint Birmingham Limited, United Kingdom (1850-2003)

Comments

Note: a variety of different obverse-designs of the Queen's effigy were used on this coin, each with subtle differences. The coins below are marked for cases where obverse design varies in the same year.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1870  $ 54 23% LCW
1870  450 000 6% No LCW
1871  200 000 15%
1871 H 45 000 8%
1872 H 80 000 $ 25 33%
1872 H 2% Included above, inverted "A" over the "V" in Victoria
1881 H 150 000 14%
1888  60 000 6% E2
1888  1.0% E3
1888  0.5% E4
1890 H 20 000 $ 4800 5% scarce
1892  151 000 4% E3
1892  11% E4
1894  29 036 6%
1898  100 000 13%
1899  7% Large first '9'
1899  50 000 3% Small first '9'
1900  118 000 $ 31 25%
1901  80 000 $ 310 13%

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as an indication only; they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes.

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232120
Lot 63343
Internet Archive
May 19, 2021 1871 H XF
(NGC XF40)
USD 552.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
2022 January 18 - 19 NYINC World Coins Signature Auction 3098
Lot 33464
Internet Archive
Jan 18, 2022 1890 H – scarce AU
(PCGS AU Details (Cleaned))
USD 5040.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
2020 June 28 The Walczak Collection of Canadian Coins Special Monthly Online Auction 61157
Lot 97111
Internet Archive
Jun 28, 2020 1890 H – scarce AU
(PCGS AU53)
USD 10 800.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
2019 August 15 ANA World's Fair of Money World Coins Platinum Night Auction - Chicago 3075
Lot 31290
Internet Archive
Aug 15, 2019 1890 H – scarce AU
(PCGS AU Details (Surfaces Smoothed))
USD 3360.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago 3073
Lot 30723
Internet Archive
Apr 29, 2019 1890 H – scarce XF
(PCGS XF40)
USD 4812.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232131
Lot 61372
Internet Archive
Aug 4, 2021 1890 H – scarce VG
(NGC VG10)
USD 1321.20
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
2019 August 15 ANA World's Fair of Money World Coins Platinum Night Auction - Chicago 3075
Lot 31295
Internet Archive
Aug 15, 2019 1901 UNC
(PCGS MS61)
USD 4080.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232301
Lot 61348
Internet Archive
Dec 29, 2022 1901 XF
(PCGS XF40)
USD 216.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
2020 June 28 The Walczak Collection of Canadian Coins Special Monthly Online Auction 61157
Lot 97116
Internet Archive
Jun 28, 2020 1901 XF
(PCGS XF45)
USD 432.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - VictoriaPicture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Victoria
Heritage Auctions
2019 August 15 ANA World's Fair of Money World Coins Platinum Night Auction - Chicago 3075
Lot 31291
Internet Archive
Aug 15, 2019 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS UNC Details (Surfaces Smoothed))
USD 720.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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