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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

Features

Country Canada
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1953-1963
Value 1 Dollar
1 CAD = 0.75 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 ↑↑
References KM# 54,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 55
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 27 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA" (Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God)

Lettering: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA MG

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 travelling 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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1953  1,074,578 9.59 16.11 16.11 no shoulder fold, rounded rim
1953  with shoulder fold, flatted rim
1954  246,606 17.10
1955  1½ water lines ("Arnprior") and die break
1955  268,105 20.11 20.11 3 water lines (normal)
1955  Arnprior, no die break
1956  209,092 26.70
1957  1 water line
1957  496,389 10.59 3 water lines (normal)
1959  1,443,502 13.28 14.68 14.68 19.06
1960  1,420,486 10.08 13.39 16.45 18.52
1961  1,262,231 9.55 12.90 12.90 19.47
1962  1,884,789 11.48 11.48 13.23 17.70
1963  4,179,981 10.16 14.71 14.71 16.67

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