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25 Cents - Elizabeth II Life in the North

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (Life in the North) -  obverse25 Cents - Elizabeth II (Life in the North) -  reverse

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Features

Country Canada
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2013
Value 25 Cents
0.25 CAD = 0.19 USD
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Nickel plated copper (three-ply plating)
Weight 4.4 g
Diameter 23.88 mm
Thickness 1.62 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# A1547
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Life in the North

Obverse

Bust of Queen Elizabeth II in centre, encircled by lettering.

Lettering: ELIZABETH II D•G•REGINA

Engraver: Susanna Blunt

Susanna Blunt is a Canadian portrait artist who designed the most recent portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the current Canadian coinage, which began in 2003. She was born in Harbin, China, the daughter of an English banker. Blunt started her studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts as a young teenager.

Reverse

Two beluga whales swim alongside a bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus). 1 whale, 1 Umiak with Inuit hunters followed by three kayaks along rim. Regarding the coins where the bowhead whale is frosted, there are two sub-varieties : on one, the fin tip that sticks out under the belly is frosted, while on the other one it is not.

Lettering:
CANADA
nJn
25 CENTS
2013

Engraver: Tim Pitsiulak

Edge

Reeded

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (Life in the North) -  obverse

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2013  6,250,000 0.41 0.41 0.90 0.90 Type 1: frosting body of bowhead whale (including the small fin tip)
2013  6,250,000 0.98 1.33 Type 2: frosting two beluga whales
2013  Type 3 : frosting body of bowhead whale (excluding the small fin tip)

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