25 Cents - Elizabeth II Canadian Flag; colourized

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (Canadian Flag; colourized) -  obverse25 Cents - Elizabeth II (Canadian Flag; colourized) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2015
Value 25 Cents
0.25 CAD = USD 0.20
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Nickel plated copper (three-ply plating)
Weight 4.4 g
Diameter 23.88 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 73630
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 1851.1
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

50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag

Obverse

Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Script: Latin

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

This coin features a design of fifty children who each represent one of the flag's 50 years, as well as Canada's future. The words "50 years/ans" appear at the bottom centre. The design was created by artist Bonnie Ross from Nova Scotia.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CANADA 2015
25 CENTS
50
YEARS / ANS

Engraver: Bonnie Ross

Edge

Reeded

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (Canadian Flag; colourized) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

Comments

This coin was released in 2015 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag. It was available for purchase from the RCM's online store at face value. It was very popular and sold out within a couple of weeks.

Because of the high demand for this coin, it is hard to find in general circulation.

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