5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Norman Bethune

Features

Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1998
Value 5 Dollars
5 CAD = USD 3.75
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Silver (.9999)
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38.0 mm
Thickness 3.3 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 49119
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Ch# RC-1271,
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.
KM# 316
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.

Commemorative issue

Dr.Norman Bethune

Obverse

Head of Queen Elizabeth II, as at 64 years of age, wearing the royal diadem, necklace, and earrings, facing right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ELIZABETH II · CANADA 1998 · 5 DOLLARS

Engraver: Dora de Pédery-Hunt Read more on Wikipedia

Dora de Pédery-Hunt, CM OOnt was a Hungarian-Canadian sculptor who designed medals and coins. She was the first Canadian citizen to design an effigy for Queen Elizabeth II.

Reverse

Bethune and party, date at upper right

Script: Latin

Lettering: NORMAN BETHUNE 1938

Engravers: Ago Aarand, Stan Witten

Designer: Harry Chan

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa, Canada (1908-date)

Comments

Henry Norman Bethune  (March 4, 1890 – November 12, 1939; Chinese: 白求恩; pinyin: Bái Qiú'ēn) was a Canadian physician, medical innovator, and noted anti-fascist. Bethune came to international prominence first for his service as a frontline surgeon supporting the democratically elected Republican government during the Spanish Civil War. But it was his service with the Communist Eighth Route Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War that would earn him enduring acclaim. Dr. Bethune effectively brought modern medicine to rural China and often treated sick villagers as much as wounded soldiers. His selfless commitment made a profound impression on the Chinese people, especially CPC's leader, Mao Zedong. The chairman wrote a famous eulogy to him, which was memorized by generations of Chinese people. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Bethune

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1998  65 831 Proof

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Numista Rarity index: 85 Search tips
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