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

Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2013
Value 25 Cents
0.25 CAD = USD 0.18
Currency Dollar (1858-date)
Composition Nickel plated copper (three-ply plating)
Weight 4.4 g
Diameter 23.88 mm
Thickness 1.62 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
52214
References KM# A1547
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

Life in the North

Series: CAN:Arctic Expedition

Obverse

Head of Queen Elizabeth II, as at 77 years of age, bare headed, wearing necklace and earrings, facing right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ELIZABETH II D•G•REGINA

Unabridged legend: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA

Translation: Elizabeth II Queen by the grace of God

Engraver: Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor is a Canadian sculptor who serves as Senior Engraver for the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM). Rewarded by multiple prizes, she is vice-delegate of the International Art Medal Federation and was president of the Medallic Art Society of Canada.

Designer: Susanna Blunt Read more on Wikipedia

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 the 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.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CANADA
25 CENTS
2013
nJn

Designer: Tim Pitsiulak

Edge

Reeded

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

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Mint

Royal Canadian Mint of Winnipeg, Canada (1976-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2013  6 250 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.37 $ 0.39 $ 0.65 $ 1.10 58% Type 1: frosting body of bowhead whale (including the small fin tip)
2013  6 250 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.24 $ 0.37 $ 0.89 $ 0.93 56% Type 2: frosting two beluga whales
2013  $ 0.18 $ 0.49 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 19% Type 3 : frosting body of bowhead whale (excluding the small fin tip)

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