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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

Features

Country Canada
Type Common coin
Years 1953-1963
Value 1 Dollar
CAD = 0.81 USD
Metal Silver (.8000)
Weight 23.3276 g
Diameter 36.06 mm
Thickness 2.84 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 54, Schön# 55
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
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 facial value and the inscription "CANADA"

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

Engraver: Emanuel Hahn

Edge

Milled

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1953  with shoulder fold, flatted rim
1953  1,074,578 no shoulder fold, rounded rim
1954  246,606
1955  Arnprior, no die break
1955  268,105 3 water lines (normal)
1955  1½ water lines ("Arnprior") and die break
1956  209,092
1957  496,389 3 water lines (normal)
1957  1 water lines
1959  1,443,502
1960  1,420,486
1961  1,262,231
1962  1,884,789
1963  4,179,981

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