50 Dollars - Elizabeth II 2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage

50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage) - obverse50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1979-1989
Value 50 Dollars
50 CAD = USD 37
Currency Dollar (1858-date)
Composition Gold (.9999)
Weight 31.1035 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2.93 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
32727
References Ch# RC-3020,
Mark Drake (editor); 2022. A Charlton Standard Catalogue / Volume 1. Canadian Coins : Numismatic issues (75th edition). Charlton Press, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
And 1 more volumes.
KM# 125
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.

Series: CAN:GML 2nd portrait

Obverse

Bust of Queen Elizabeth II, as at 37 years of age, wearing tiara, facing right.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
50 DOLLARS 1985

Engraver: Walter Ott

Walter was an Austrian trained Master Engraver, artist, and designer who brought his skills to Canada in 1952. He was appointed to the Engraving Department at the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa in 1964 and served as Chief Engraver and Director of Art from 1977 until his retirement in 1985. Of the more than 1000 coins and medals he brought into production he was proudest of the Canadian Gold Bullion Maple Leaf he designed and modelled. He passed away in 2020.

Designer: Arnold Machin Read more on Wikipedia

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Canadian maple leaf flanked on both sides by 9999

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CANADA
9999 9999
FINE GOLD 1 OZ OR PUR

Designer: Walter Ott

Walter was an Austrian trained Master Engraver, artist, and designer who brought his skills to Canada in 1952. He was appointed to the Engraving Department at the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa in 1964 and served as Chief Engraver and Director of Art from 1977 until his retirement in 1985. Of the more than 1000 coins and medals he brought into production he was proudest of the Canadian Gold Bullion Maple Leaf he designed and modelled. He passed away in 2020.

Edge

SerratedAutomatically translated

Mint

Royal Canadian Mint of Ottawa, Canada (1908-date)

Comments

Note: all coins 1979-1982 (KM#125.1) are in .999 gold fineness while coins 1983-1989 (KM#125.2) are all of a fineness of .9999 gold.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1979  1 000 000 $ 2000 24% KM#125.1, .999 gold
1980  1 215 000 $ 1900 15% KM#125.1, .999 gold
1981  863 000 6% KM#125.1, .999 gold
1982  883 000 6% KM#125.1, .999 gold
1983  695 000 $ 2000 8% KM#125.2
1984  1 098 000 $ 2100 7% KM#125.2
1985  1 747 500 22% KM#125.2
1986  1 093 500 13% KM#125.2
1987  978 000 6% KM#125.2
1988  800 500 3% KM#125.2
1989  856 000 6% KM#125.2
1989  6 817 6% KM#125.2 Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Heritage Auctions
2023 March 26 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 65163
Lot 98062
Internet Archive
Mar 26, 2023 1979 – KM#125.1, .999 gold UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 2040.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)
Heritage Auctions
2022 October 30 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 61294
Lot 25043
Internet Archive
Oct 30, 2022 1979 – KM#125.1, .999 gold UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 1800.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)
Heritage Auctions
2022 October 30 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 61294
Lot 25042
Internet Archive
Oct 30, 2022 1979 – KM#125.1, .999 gold UNC
(NGC MS68)
USD 2640.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)
Heritage Auctions
2022 October 30 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 61294
Lot 25041
Internet Archive
Oct 30, 2022 1979 – KM#125.1, .999 gold UNC
(NGC MS68)
USD 2160.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232346
Lot 63219
Internet Archive
Nov 9, 2023 1980 – KM#125.1, .999 gold UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 1920.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 February 26 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 65162
Lot 98028
Internet Archive
Feb 26, 2023 1983 – KM#125.2 UNC
(PCGS MS68)
USD 1860.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)
Heritage Auctions
2022 October 30 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 61294
Lot 25044
Internet Archive
Oct 30, 2022 1983 – KM#125.2 UNC
(PCGS MS68)
USD 1920.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 March 26 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 65163
Lot 98063
Internet Archive
Mar 26, 2023 1984 – KM#125.2 UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 2040.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 February 26 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 65162
Lot 98029
Internet Archive
Feb 26, 2023 1984 – KM#125.2 UNC
(PCGS MS69)
USD 2040.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Dollars - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait; GML Bullion Coinage)
Heritage Auctions
2023 January 29 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 65161
Lot 25054
Internet Archive
Jan 29, 2023 1984 – KM#125.2 UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 1920.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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