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25 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse 25 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Canada
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1953-1964
Value 25 Cents
0.25 CAD = 0.19 USD
Composition Silver (.800)
Weight 5.83 g
Diameter 23.62 mm
Thickness 1.52 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 52, Schön# 52
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 27 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA" (Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God).

Lettering: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA

Engraver: Mary Gillick

Mary Gillick was a sculptor best known for her effigy of Elizabeth II used on coinage in the United Kingdom and elsewhere from 1953 to 1970.

Reverse

A caribou is accompanied with the facial value and surrounded with the inscription "CANADA".

Lettering:
CANADA 1953
25
Cents
H

Engraver: Emanuel Otto Hahn

Emanuel Otto Hahn (30 May 1881 – 14 February 1957) was a German-born Canadian sculptor and coin designer. He taught and later married Elizabeth Wyn Wood. He co-founded and was the first president of the Sculptors' Society of Canada.

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1953  10,546,769 1.90 2.22 2.89 Large date, high raised pattern, no fold on the shoulder
1953  Small date, fold on the shoulder. Qty included above
1954  2,318,891 Small date, fold on the shoulder
1955  9,552,505 1.86 2.52 Small date, fold on the shoulder
1956  11,269,353 2.35 2.46 Small date, fold on the shoulder
1957  12,770,190 1.94 3.66 Small date, fold on the shoulder
1958  9,336,910 1.87 2.22 3.65 Small date, fold on the shoulder
1959  13,503,461 1.33 1.63 Small date, fold on the shoulder
1960  22,835,327 2.05 2.24 2.49 Small date, fold on the shoulder
1961  18,164,368 1.62 3.06 2.61 Small date, fold on the shoulder
1962  29,559,266 2.09 2.86 2.52 2.51 6.68 Small date, fold on the shoulder
1963  21,180,652 2.12 7.12 Small date, fold on the shoulder
1964  36,479,343 1.81 2.73 2.54 3.96 Small date, fold on the shoulder

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