2017 50c The 1917 Half-Dollar, 100th Anniversary - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932080980

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Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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From that most Canadian emblem, the maple leaf, to the national arms, the changing appearance of Canada’s 50-cent circulation coin mirrors the evolution of a nation that is now celebrating its 150th anniversary. This exclusive coin offers a unique 100-year retrospective of Canada’s 50-cent circulation coin from 1917, featuring a design beautifully enhanced with selective gold plating. This EXCLUSIVE coin was only available to members of the Masters Club.

The Design:

The reverse presents a meticulously engraved recreation of the crossed maple boughs original designed by L. C. Wyon and later modified by W. H. J. Blakemore, which appeared on Canada’s 50-cent coins before 1937. The boughs of 22 leaves and St. Edward’s Crown (the solid gold coronation crown) are all beautifully enhanced by the selective application of gold plating, which adds a sumptuous golden hue that stands out against the mirror background. Complete with its reeded edge, the reverse also recreates the engraved face value “50 CENTS” and the word “CANADA”, and features the commemorative dates “1917-2017” to honour the centennial of the 1917 issue. The selective gold plating continues on the obverse, which features the effigy of King George V by Sir E. B. MacKennal.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 50 Cents
Year: 2017

Diameter: 50mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 62.69 grams
Bullion Weight: 2.016 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Crossed maple boughs
Artist: Originally Designed by L.C. Wyon and modified by W. H. J. Blakemore for 50-cent coins before 1937
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 4,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canada's Money

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