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1948 Canadian 50-Cent Coat of Arms Silver Half Dollar Coin (VF)

Item: #1948-50C-SLV    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #1948-50C-SLV

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1948 Canadian 50-Cent Coat of Arms Silver Half Dollar Coin (VF)

 

50 Cents - George VI / Coat of Arms (1937 - 1952)

In keeping with a Government decision to modernize all coin reverses, a simplified Canadian Coat of Arms was chosen. The simplification involved omission of the crest, helmet and mantling, motto and floral emblems; in addition, no attempt was made to heraldically colur the shield and banners. The shield consists of the arms of England (three lions), Scotland (rearing lion), royalist France (Three fleurs-de-lis) and Ireland (a harp) and is surmounted by a stylized Imperial crown. 

 

Obverse

Coin depicts the design of King George VI with the Latin inscription:
GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET IND:IMP: meaning "George VI, by the grace of Gold, King and Emperor of India"

 

Reverse

Features the modified Canadian Coat of Arms as described by the Royal proclamation of November 21, 1921.

 

Packaging

1948 Canadian 50-Cent Coat of Arms Silver Half Dollar Coin comes in F condition.
Note: The photo of this item is a stock image only.

 

Specifications

Mintage: 37,784
Composition: 80% silver, 20% copper
Finish: Circulation
Weight: 11.66 g
Diameter: 29.72 mm
Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Face Value: 50 cents
Die axis: ↑↑

 

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