50 Cents - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait, new composition

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, new composition) - obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, new composition) - reverse

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Features

Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1999-2003
Value 50 Cents
0.5 CAD = USD 0.37
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 6.9 g
Diameter 27.13 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 444
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 290b,
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# 280a
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
P

Unabridged legend: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA

Translation:
Elizabeth II Queen by the grace of God
P=Plated

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

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"
Redesigned arms

Script: Latin

Lettering:
20 01
CANADA 50 CENTS

Engraver: Thomas Shingles Read more on Wikipedia

Thomas Shingles, born 1903 in Birmingham and died 1984, was the Master Engraver of the Royal Canadian Mint from 1943 until his retirement. Shingles was responsible for several of the images on Canadian coinage, including the Second World War V-variant nickel, which he designed in 1943 at the behest of Mint staff. Although most coin designs are done at full size and then reduced via a pantograph, Shingles chose to produce this design in miniature. Other designs by Shingles include the 1959 updating of the 50 cent piece to include the Canadian coat of arms. He also designed the majority of Canadian commemorative coinage during his tenure as Master Engraver. Shingles retired from the Mint in 1965, but continued to work as a freelance artist. In 1970, he won a contest to design the 1971 Canadian dollar coin.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

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

Comments

"P" is a composition mark indicating that the coin is plated

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1999  20 000 8% Sets Only
2000  50 2% Available only in RCM presentation coin clocks
2001  403 000 $ 1.50 71%
2001  20% Without composition mark, minted with old dies
2003  389 000 $ 3.00 26% Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, new composition)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, new composition)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, new composition)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, new composition)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, new composition)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232106
Lot 62325
Internet Archive
Feb 10, 2021 1999 – Sets Only UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, new composition)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, new composition)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, new composition)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait, new composition)
Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36388
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2019 2000 – Available only in RCM presentation coin clocks UNC
(PCGS MS67)
USD 6900.00
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