1961 Canadian 50-Cent Coat of Arms Silver Half Dollar Coin (Brilliant Uncirculated)

Item: #1961-50CENT-BU    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #1961-50CENT-BU




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1961 Canadian 50-Cent Coat of Arms Silver Half Dollar Coin (Brilliant Uncirculated) 


50 Cents - Elizabeth II Laureate / Modified Coat of Arms (1959 - 1966)

In 1959, the new Canadian coat of arms which had been approved for government issue in 1957 was adapted for the 50-cent piece. One of the major changes compared to the previous design was the addition of a ribbon at the bottom bearing "A MARI USQUE AD MARE," meaning "from sea to sea" and making reference to the territorial extent of the country. 



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.



1961 Canadian 50-Cent Coat of Arms Silver Half Dollar Coin comes from an original roll in brilliant uncirculated condition.
Note: The photo of this item is a stock image only.



Mintage: 3,584,417
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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