50 Cents- Elizabeth II 3rd portrait, revised coat of arms

50 Cents- Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, revised coat of arms) - obverse50 Cents- Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, revised coat of arms) - reverse

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Features

Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1997-2000
Value 50 Cents
0.50 CAD = USD 0.37
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 8.1 g
Diameter 27.13 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 443
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 290,
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# 280
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 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

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.

Designer: 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

The Royal Coat of Arms of Canada, proclaimed by King George V on November 21, 1921 and updated in 1994, are surrounded with the face value and the inscription "CANADA"

Script: Latin

Lettering:
20 00
CANADA 50 CENTS

Unabridged legend: A MARI USQUE AD MARE.

Translation: From Sea To Sea.

Designer: Cathy Bursey-Sabourin

Edge

Reeded

Mints

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

Comments

The design on the Canadian fifty cent coin depicts the coat of arms of Canada.  The centre shield displays symbols of Canada's earliest settlers including three lions for England, three fleurs-de-lis of France, a rearing lion for Scotland and the Irish harp.  At the left is the lion of England holding the flag of Great Britain and to the right a Scottish unicorn with the flag of  royalist France. The motto "A Mari Usque Ad Mare", written on the banner at the bottom is Latin for "From Sea To Sea".

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1997  387 000 $ 0.70 $ 1.60 44%
1997  $ 2.10 7% Proof
1998  308 000 $ 1.20 $ 1.70 29%
1998  3% Proof
1998 W $ 2.30 17% Non-circulating, in sets only
1999  496 000 $ 1.70 $ 1.70 44%
1999  $ 3.10 6% Proof
2000  559 000 $ 1.40 37%
2000  6% Proof
2000 W $ 2.00 18% Non-circulating, in sets only

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