Coin Type Specifications
Region: Canada
Denomination: CS$1
Diameter: 36.06 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Silver [80%] 18.66208 (g)
Copper [20%] 4.66552 (g)
Total Mass: 23.3276 (g)

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1965-1966 - Elizabeth II - Canadian Silver Dollar
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1965-1966 - Elizabeth II - Canadian Silver Dollar Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 5 Coins
Silver : 93.3104 Grams
Copper : 23.3276 Grams
Total Mass : 116.638 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Silver $271.188 $18.600 $0.598 18.66208 g $11.161
Copper $2.090 $0.143 $0.005 4.66552 g $0.022
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $11.183
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 5 Coins: $55.914
- Metal prices updated on 08-25-2016
5 Example Coins Found...


Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1965-1966
Mint Marks:
Denomination: CS$1
Obverse Design: The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II, when she was 39 years old, is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA" Lettering: ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA
Obverse Designer: Arnold Machin
Reverse Design: A voyageur and an aboriginal travelling by canoe, carrying bundles of which one bears the initials "HB" for Hudson's Bay Company, are surrounded with the facial value and the inscription "CANADA" Lettering: CANADA YEAR DOLLAR
Reverse Designer: Emanuel Hahn
1965-1966 - Elizabeth II - Canadian Silver Dollar

The Royal Canadian Mint issued the first silver dollar in 1935 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V. The coin’s reverse design was sculpted by Emanuel Hahn and portrays a voyageur and an aboriginal paddling a birch-bark canoe. The faint lines in the background represent the Northern Lights. The voyageur design was used on the dollar until 1986. It was then replaced with the 1987 Canadian 1 dollar coin (Loonie). 1967 marked the end of the silver dollar as a business strike, or a coin issued for circulation. After 1967, the dollar coin was made of nickel, except for non-circulating commemorative issues for the collector market, which continue to contain silver.


1965-1966 Canadian Silver Dollar Varieties
Source: compiled from all sources

Small Beads = 'i' in regina points to denticle
Large Beads = 'i' in regina points between denticle
Blunt 5 = blunt end of '5' in 1965 (lower curve)
Pointed 5 = pointed end of '5' in 1965 (lower curve)

1965 - Type 1: Pointed 5, Small Beads
1965 - Type 2: Blunt 5, Small Beads
1965 - Type 3: Blunt 5, Large Beads
1965 - Type 4: Pointed 5, Large Beads
1965 - Type 5: Pointed 5, Medium Beads a.k.a "Type V"

1966 - Type 1: Small Beads
1966 - Type 2: Large Beads

1965-1966 Canadian Voyageur Dollar

Alloy: 80% silver, 20% copper
Weight: 23.33 grams
Diameter : 36.00 mm, thickness 2.84 mm
Engraver: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Walter Ott, Reverse: Emanuel Hahn, Thomas Shingles
Designer: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Walter Ott, Reverse: Emanuel Hahn, Thomas Shingles
Edge: Reeded
Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Die axis: ↑↑


1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

KM# 64
Country Canada
Years 1965-1966
Value 1 Dollar
Metal Silver (.8000)
Weight 23.3276 g
Diameter 36.06 mm
Thickness 2.84 mm
Engravers Arnold Machin (obverse)
Emanuel Hahn (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment
Edge Milled

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