25 Cents - Elizabeth II Canadian Arctic Expedition

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (Canadian Arctic Expedition) -  obverse25 Cents - Elizabeth II (Canadian Arctic Expedition) -  reverse

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Features

Country Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2013
Value 25 Cents
0.25 CAD = 0.20 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 ↑↑
Number N# 52215
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References KM# 1547
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of the First Canadian Arctic Expedition

Obverse

Bust of Queen Elizabeth II in the center, encircled by lettering

Lettering: ELIZABETH II D•G•REGINA

Translation: Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God

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

A group of three men beside a dogsled, the waiting dog team before them listening for the command to move on across the Arctic tundra with the skyline and horizon in the background are filled with a stylized image of a compass

Lettering:
CANADA 25 CENTS
ARCTIC EXPEDITION 1913-2013 EXPEDITION DANS L'ARCTIQUE

Translation:
Canada 25 Cents
Arctic Expedition 1913-2013 Arctic Expedition

Engraver: Bonnie Ross

Edge

Reeded

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (Canadian Arctic Expedition) -  obverse

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Mint

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

Comments



Type 2: frosted compass arc

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2013  6 250 000 0.31 0.47 0.84 1.19 79% Type 1: frosted explorers
2013  6 250 000 0.45 0.89 0.95 51% Type 2: frosted compass arc

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