2020 $50 Real Shapes Coins: COA SINGLE - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932096363

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Country: Canada
Year: 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.

The Coat of Arms design tells the story of Canada’s evolution from British colony to independent nation. Symbols associated with England, France, Ireland, and Scotland are interwoven with the indigenous maple to portray a uniquely Canadian experience. And the imagery itself, truly beautiful in its detail, is shown to stunning effect on this matchless shaped coin.

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.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 50 Dollars
Year: 2020

Diameter: 83.9mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 100 grams
Bullion Weight: 3.2097 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Artist: Robert-Ralph Carmichael
Finish: Proof
Series: RealShapes
Quantity Produced: 1200
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Coat Of Arms

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