2018 50c Big Coin: Coat of Arms - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932088061

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Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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Celebrate the history and artistry of Canadian circulation coinage with this selectively rose gold-plated pure silver 50-cent pieceÑpart of the Royal Canadian MintÕs 7-coin series featuring current and historical Canadian circulation coins.

This Canadian 50-cent piece is certified to be 99.99% pure silver with a diameter of 65 millimetres and a weight of 157.6 grams (5 ounces). The reverse features the Canadian Coat of Arms design. 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 Òdesiring a better country.Ó 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. EdwardÕs Crown, symbolizing CanadaÕs constitutional monarchy, rests above the lion, which symbolizes CanadaÕs sovereignty. The motto a mari usque ad mari (Òfrom sea to seaÓ) appears in a ribbon below the shield, along with a ÒcompartmentÓ or garland composed of the floral emblems of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland. Selective rose gold-plating highlights the Coat of Arms. The reverse is also engraved with the word ÒCANADAÓ the date Ò2018Ó and the face value of Ò50 CENTSÓ. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Her MajestyÕs portrait is rose gold-plated.

This 5-ounce pure silver 50-cent piece features Canadian engraver Thomas ShinglesÕs Canadian Coat of Arms design, first issued in 1959. This design has been used continuously on Canadian 50-cent pieces, with only two exceptions.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 50 Cents
Year: 2018

Diameter: 65.25 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 157.6 grams
Bullion Weight: 5.059 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Coat of Arms design
Finish: Proof
Series: Big Coins, No. 5 of 7
Quantity Produced: 1500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II

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