1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1953-1963
Value 1 Dollar
1 CAD = 0.79 USD
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Silver (.800)
Weight 23.3276 g
Diameter 36.06 mm
Thickness 2.84 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 453
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 54,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 55
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II from when she was 27 years old, surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA"

Lettering: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA

Translation: Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God

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 voyageur and an aboriginal traveling by canoe, carrying bundles of which one bears the initials "HB" for Hudson's Bay Company, are surrounded with the face value and the inscription "CANADA"

Lettering:
C A N A D A
1961
D O L L A R

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

Milled

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse

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Mint

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1953  1 074 578 16 12 17 17 17 22% no shoulder fold, rounded rim
1953  16 16 30 11% with shoulder fold, flatted rim
1954  246 606 14 18 14 28 11%
1955  1.7% 1½ water lines ("Arnprior") and die break
1955  268 105 16 18 21 42 10% 3 water lines (normal)
1955  1.3% Arnprior, no die break
1956  209 092 22 19 27 67 9%
1957  17 5% 1 water line
1957  496 389 14 15 22 25 13% 3 water lines (normal)
1959  1 443 502 16 14 16 16 19 28%
1960  1 420 486 12 15 12 17 28%
1961  1 262 231 10 15 13 16 19 25%
1962  1 884 789 12 14 15 16 17 31%
1963  4 179 981 15 12 16 16 17 49%

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