50 Cents - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) -  reverse

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Country Canada
Type Non circulating coin
Years 2001-2003
Value 50 Cents
0.5 CAD = 0.37 USD
Metal Nickel plated Steel
Weight 6.9 g
Diameter 27.13 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 290, Schön# 280a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)


The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 64 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA" (Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God)


Engraver: Dora de Pédery-Hunt

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.


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

20 01

Engraver: Thomas Shingles



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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2001  403,000
2001 P
2003 P 389,000 Proof

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50 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait)