1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1987-1989
Value 1 Dollar
1 CAD = USD 0.78
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Bronze plated nickel (.915 nickel, .085 bronze)
Weight 7 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Hendecagonal (11-sided)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 465
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Ch# RC-911,
Mark Drake (editor); 2022. A Charlton Standard Catalogue / Volume 1. Canadian Coins : Numismatic issues (75th edition). Charlton Press, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
And 1 more volumes.
Schön# 146,
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
KM# 157
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

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)

Script: Latin

Lettering: ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA

Unabridged legend: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA

Engraver: Patrick Brindley

Designer: 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 with above the inscription "CANADA" and below the face value

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CANADA
1987
DOLLAR

Engraver: Terry Smith

Designer: 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) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

Note: for 1987 the coin's thickness is 1.95 mm and diameter 26.72 mm, but for 1988 and 1989 coins it is 1.75 mm and 26.50.

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1987  178 120 $ 6.01 3% Proof, thickness 1.9 mm
1987  205 405 000 $ 0.71 $ 0.99 $ 0.99 $ 0.99 $ 0.99 $ 0.99 $ 1.58 57% thickness 1.9 mm
1988  $ 3.50 1.8% Proof, thickness 1.75 mm
1988  138 893 539 $ 0.72 $ 0.73 $ 0.85 $ 0.96 $ 1.06 $ 1.55 $ 3.17 40% thickness 1.75 mm
1989  $ 2.69 2% Proof, thickness 1.75 mm
1989  184 773 902 $ 0.94 $ 0.94 $ 0.94 $ 0.94 $ 0.94 $ 0.94 $ 2.01 49% thickness 1.75 mm

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