Canada - 2001-2003 - Elizabeth II - Canadian 50 Cents
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|2001-2003 - Elizabeth II - Canadian 50 Cents Coin Composition|
|Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin:||$0.003|
|Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 1 Coins:||$0.003|
|YEAR||IMG||COIN NAME||COIN GRADE|
|2001 P||Canadian 50 Cents||OFCC:UNGRADED|
|COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION|
|Coin Type:||2001-2003 - Elizabeth II - Canadian 50 Cents|
|Mint Marks:||P, L|
|Obverse Design:||The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II D • G • REGINA" (Elizabeth II, Queen by the grace of God) and the dates "1952-2002" Lettering: ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA 1952 2002|
|Obverse Designer:||Dora de Pédery-Hunt|
|Reverse Design:||The Royal Coat of Arms of Canada, proclaimed by King George V on November 21, 1921 and updated in 1994, are surrounded with the facial value and the inscription "CANADA" Lettering: YEAR CANADA 50 CENTS|
|Reverse Designer:||Thomas Shingles|
2001-2003 - Elizabeth II - Canadian 50 Cents
The fifty-cent piece is the common name of the Canadian coin worth 50 cents. The coin's reverse depicts the coat of arms of Canada. At the opening ceremonies for the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint, held on January 2, 1908, Governor General Earl Grey struck the Dominion of Canada’s first domestically produced coin. It was a silver fifty-cent piece bearing the effigy of King Edward VII.
Weight 6.9 g
Diameter 27.13 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Composition 93.15% steel, 4.75% copper, 2.1% nickel plating
From sea to sea – the 50-cent coin
The 50-cent coin bears the Canadian Coat of Arms. It honours the four founding nations of Canada: England, Scotland, Ireland and France. The inscription, "A Mari usque ad Mare," means "from sea to sea"; the second inscription, "Desiderantes meliorem patriam," means "they desire a better country." The current design was produced by former Royal Canadian Mint engraver Thomas Shingles and was first used in 1959. In recent decades, the fifty-cent circulation coin has not been widely used in day-to-day transactions, yet it remains popular with coin collectors.
1959 - 1966, 1968 - present
The modified Coat of Arms
The Canadian Government approved a new Coat of Arms in 1957. In 1959 it appeared on the 50-cent coin, where it remains to this day.
2000 - present
Composition: 93.15% steel, 4.75% copper, 2.1% nickel plating
Weight (g): 6.9
Diameter (mm): 27.13
Thickness (mm): 1.95
50 Cents - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait
Value 50 Cents
Metal Nickel-plated Steel
Weight 6.9 g
Diameter 27.13 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Engravers Dora de Pédery-Hunt (obverse)
Thomas Shingles (reverse)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑