1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1953-1963
Value 1 Dollar
1 CAD = USD 0.74
Currency Dollar (1858-date)
Composition Silver (.800) (.800 silver .200 copper)
Weight 23.33 g
Diameter 36.00 mm
Thickness 2.84 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
453
References KM# 54,
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# 55
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Bust of Queen Elizabeth II, as at 27 years of age, wearing a wreath, facing right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA

Translation: Elizabeth II Queen by the grace of God

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.

Designer: Mary Gillick Read more on Wikipedia

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"

Script: Latin

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

Engraver: Emanuel Otto Hahn Read more on Wikipedia

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 of Ottawa, Canada (1908-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1953  1 074 578 $ 5.70 $ 13 $ 13 $ 16 $ 16 $ 28 22% no shoulder fold, rounded rim
1953  $ 15 $ 17 $ 17 $ 20 11% with shoulder fold, flatted rim
1954  246 606 $ 14 $ 19 $ 19 $ 64 12%
1955  1.5% 1½ water lines ("Arnprior") and die break
1955  268 105 $ 14 $ 20 $ 22 $ 30 11% 3 water lines (normal)
1955  1.3% Arnprior, no die break
1956  209 092 $ 19 $ 21 $ 25 $ 62 10%
1957  $ 19 5% 1 water line
1957  496 389 $ 13 $ 16 $ 16 $ 16 13% 3 water lines (normal)
1959  1 443 502 $ 13 $ 14 $ 15 $ 15 $ 37 28%
1960  1 420 486 $ 13 $ 13 $ 15 $ 15 $ 22 27%
1961  1 262 231 $ 9.60 $ 13 $ 13 $ 16 $ 19 25%
1962  1 884 789 $ 15 $ 15 $ 15 $ 17 31%
1963  4 179 981 $ 13 $ 13 $ 16 $ 16 $ 21 49%

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2023 December 3 Spotlight: Canada World Coins Showcase Auction 61350
Lot 23196
Internet Archive
Dec 3, 2023 1954 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 228.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2023 December 3 Spotlight: Canada World Coins Showcase Auction 61350
Lot 23197
Internet Archive
Dec 3, 2023 1954 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 75.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2023 December 3 Spotlight: Canada World Coins Showcase Auction 61350
Lot 23198
Internet Archive
Dec 3, 2023 1954 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 139.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232208
Lot 64418
Internet Archive
Feb 17, 2022 1954 UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232134
Lot 64391
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2021 1954 UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232127
Lot 62379
Internet Archive
Jul 7, 2021 1954 UNC USD 288.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232032
Lot 61286
Internet Archive
Aug 5, 2020 1954 UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36450
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2019 1954 UNC USD 156.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
The George Hans Cook Collection of Canadian Coins Monthly Online Auction 271934
Lot 36451
Internet Archive
Aug 25, 2019 1954 UNC USD 51.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231927
Lot 61185
Internet Archive
Jul 4, 2019 1954 UNC USD 199.20
(incl. buyer's premium)
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