2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait, Silver Proof Issue

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, Silver Proof Issue) - obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, Silver Proof Issue) - reverse

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Features

Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1996-2001
Value 2 Dollars
2 CAD = USD 1.49
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Gold plated silver (.925)
Weight 8.83 g
Diameter 28.07 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 38183
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Ch# RC-202,
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.
Ch# RC-203a,
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.
Ch# RC-204,
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# 270c
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.

Obverse

Head of Queen Elizabeth II, as at 64 years of age, wearing the royal diadem, necklace, and earrings, facing right.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA
1997

Unabridged legend: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA

Translation: Elizabeth II Queen by the grace of God

Engraver: Dora de Pédery-Hunt Read more on Wikipedia

Dora de Pédery-Hunt, CM OOnt was a Hungarian-Canadian sculptor who designed medals and coins. She was the first Canadian citizen to design an effigy for Queen Elizabeth II.

Reverse

Polar bear design.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CANADA
2 DOLLARS

Designer: Bent Townsend

Edge

Interrupted serrations

Mint

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

Comments

Issued in the Mint's annual 8-coin double dollar proof set.
Gold plated centre

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1996  112 835 $ 6.70 53% Proof, John McIntosh
1997  0.5% (fr) Ch#RC-203b (Cournoyer/Ferguson)
1997  0.5% (fr) Ch#RC-203c (Gilbert/Park)
1997  113 647 $ 10 25% Proof, 1972 Canada/Russia Hockey Summit
1998  93 632 $ 11 17% Proof, RCMP
1998 O $ 360 3% Proof
1999  95 113 $ 11 17% Proof, Voyage of Juan Pérez
2000  90 921 $ 21 18% Proof, Voyage of Discovery
2001  0% (fr) Ch#RC-207b (CNA)
2001  750 0% (fr) Ch#RC-207c (ANA)
2001  74 194 $ 10 18% Proof, National Ballet of Canada

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, Silver Proof Issue)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, Silver Proof Issue)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232136
Lot 62369
Internet Archive
Sep 8, 2021 1996 – Proof, John McIntosh UNC
(NGC PR69 Ultra Cameo)
USD 372.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, Silver Proof Issue)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, Silver Proof Issue)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, Silver Proof Issue)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, Silver Proof Issue)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232144
Lot 61389
Internet Archive
Nov 3, 2021 1998 O – Proof UNC
(NGC PR68 Ultra Cameo)
USD 372.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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