1954 Canadian 50-Cent Coat of Arms Silver Half Dollar Coin (VF-EF)

Item: #1954-50C-SLV    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #1954-50C-SLV




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1954 Canadian 50-Cent Coat of Arms Silver Half Dollar Coin (VF-EF)


50 Cents - Elizabeth II Laureate / Coat of Arms (1953 - 1959)

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. 



Coin depicts the Laureate portrait design of Queen Elizabeth II with the Latin inscription:
ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA • REGINA meaning "Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, the Queen"



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



1954 Canadian 50-Cent Coat of Arms Silver Half Dollar Coin comes in VF-EF condition.
Note: The photo of this item is a stock image only.



Mintage: 506,305
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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