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Pure Silver Coin - Real Shapes: The Coat of Arms - Mintage: 1,200 (2020)

Also available from Canadian Coin & Currency!

Pure Silver Coin - Real Shapes: The Coat of Arms - Mintage: 1,200 (2020)

Also available from Canadian Coin & Currency!

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$329.95 CAD
Mintage: 1,200
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Ships Aug-11-2020
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A new take on a historic coin! Though it was among the first Canadian denominations struck at the new Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint in 1908, a 50-cent piece is a rare sight in everyday commercial transactions today. The Royal Canadian Mint continues to produce the 50-cent piece every year, but does not actively circulate it with other standard coins.

Crafted in more than 3 ounces of pure silver, your coin is a fun take on a Canadian icon! Order today!

Special features:
  • STUNNING! Features the 1994 Canadian Coat of Arms design for the 50-cent circulation coin. This treatment presents the fine detail of the Cathy Bursey-Sabourin design to stunning effect.
  • SELECTIVE 24KT GOLD PLATING! Your coin is accented with 24kt gold plating!
  • FUN PACKAGING! Your coin comes packaged in a fun display case that highlights the uniqueness and beauty of your coin. And the special shaped capsule showcases your coin's silhouette.
  • LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 1,200 coins worldwide.
  • MORE THAN 3 OUNCES PURE SILVER! No GST/HST!

Design:
This coin has been specifically designed for consistent weight while also ensuring that the subject remains unaltered from the original in detail and proportions. From the 1994 50-cent coin reverse design, this rendering of the Canadian Coat of Arms includes a wide range of symbolic imagery. A lion holding a Union Jack flag on the left and a unicorn holding a flag bearing three French fleurs-de-lys on the right support a central shield divided into five sections bearing historical emblems of England, France, Scotland, and Ireland, as well as a sprig of three maple leaves. The shield is encircled with a ribbon representing the Order of Canada bearing the motto desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means "desiring a better country." The shield is surmounted by a royal helmet within a garland of maple leaves, upon which stands a crowned lion holding a maple leaf. St. Edward's Crown, symbolizing Canada's constitutional monarchy, rests above the lion, which symbolizes Canada's sovereignty. The motto a mari usque ad mari ("from sea to sea") appears in a ribbon below the shield, along with a "compartment" or garland composed of the floral emblems of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland. The image is portrayed within its own silhouette. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • Since 2004, the 50-cent piece has only been sold directly from the Royal Canadian Mint as a collector product.
  • One of the rarest and most collectible issues of the Canadian 50-cent piece is the 1921 issue—sometimes called the "King of Canadian Coins." Throughout the 1920s, the Mint produced only a very small number of 50-cent pieces. In 1929, to meet demand, the Mint melted down excess stock from 1921 to make the new coins. Fewer than 100 of these are believed to have survived to the present day.

Packaging:
Your coin comes packaged in a fun display case that highlights the uniqueness and beauty of your coin. And the special shaped capsule showcases your coin's silhouette.

Order today.

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Specifications

  • No.172309
  • Mintage1,200
  • Composition99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 100
  • Diameter (mm) 50.7 x 66.7
  • Edgeplain
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value50 dollars
  • ArtistCathy Bursey-Sabourin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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