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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Canada
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1987-1989
Value 1 Dollar
1 CAD = 0.76 USD
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Bronze plated nickel
Weight 7 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Hendecagonal (11-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 157,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 146
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 39 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA" (Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God)

Lettering: ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

A Canadian loon, swimming on a lake, is surrounded with the inscription "CANADA" and the face value

Lettering:
CANADA
1987
DOLLAR

Engraver: Robert-Ralph Carmichael

Robert-Ralph Carmichael (1937 – July 16, 2016) was a Canadian artist who designed the image of the common loon on the reverse side of the Canadian one-dollar coin.

Edge

Smooth

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait)

© Cyrillius

Comments

Note: for 1987 the coin's thickness is 1.95 mm, but for 1988 and 1989 coins it is 1.75 mm.

The common loon or the Canadian Loon (Binomial Name: Gavia immer)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1987  5.89 Proof, thickness 1.95 mm
1987  205,405,000 0.72 1.10 1.08 1.00 1.10 0.83 1.45 thickness 1.95 mm
1988  3.18 Proof, thickness 1.75 mm
1988  138,893,539 3.03 0.77 1.00 1.17 1.65 thickness 1.75 mm
1989  1.54 Proof, thickness 1.75 mm
1989  184,773,902 0.95 1.00 1.10 1.17 thickness 1.75 mm

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