50 Cents - Elizabeth II Humpback whale

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Humpback whale) - obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Humpback whale) - reverse

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Features

Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1998
Value 50 Cents
0.50 CAD = USD 0.37
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 9.3 g
Diameter 27.1 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 60410
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Ch# RC-703c,
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# 319
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.

Series: CAN:Canada's Ocean Giants

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 D•G•REGINA

Unabridged legend: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA

Translation: Elizabeth II Queen by the grace of God

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

Humpback whale leaping out of the water.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
Megaptera novaeangliae
CANADA
50 CENTS 1998

Engraver: Sheldon Beveridge

Designer: Pierre Leduc

Edge

Serrated

Mint

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1998  133 310 $ 10 Proof only, in set of four coins

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