25 Cents - Elizabeth II Remembrance Day

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (Remembrance Day) -  obverse25 Cents - Elizabeth II (Remembrance Day) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 2004-2005
Value 25 Cents
0.25 CAD = USD 0.20
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 4.4 g
Diameter 23.88 mm
Thickness 1.58 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 323
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 510,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 533.1
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Remembrance Day

Obverse

The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right from when she was 77 years old

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA
P

Translation:
Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God
P

Engraver: Susanna Blunt

Susanna Blunt is a Canadian portrait artist who designed the most recent portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the current Canadian coinage, which began in 2003. She was born in Harbin, China, the daughter of an English banker. Blunt started her studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts as a young teenager.

Reverse

A maple leaf, in the center containing a poppy, the symbol of remembrance of the sacrifice in World War I and other wars, colored in red and surrounded with the word "Remember" in English and French below and the face value and country name above the poppy

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CANADA 2004
25
Cents
REMEMBER
SOUVENIR

Engraver: Cosme Saffioti

Edge

Reeded

Comments

This was the first colored general circulation coin in the world.

Also known as the conspiracy coin, due to the red center, the US Secret Service believed there to be a microchip inside the coin, enabling them to be satellite tracked.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2004 P 28 972 000 $ 0.84 $ 0.19 $ 0.57 $ 1.27 $ 1.13 $ 1.19 98%
2005 P 29 975 $ 13 1.9% in bookmark

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