Coin Specifications

Region: Canada  
Denomination: C50C  
Diameter: 29.72 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

Silver [80%] 9.33104 (g)
Copper [20%] 2.33276 (g)
Total Mass: 11.6638 (g)

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1959-1964 - Elizabeth II - Canadian 50 Cents

Canada 1961 Fifty Cent Coin Description

Canada 1961  Canadian Fifty Cent RCM ( C50C ) - Obverse
Canada 1961  Canadian Fifty Cent RCM ( C50C ) - Reverse

Coin Mass: 11.6638 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 29.72 (mm)
Mint Year: 1961
Mint Mark:
Coin Name: Canadian Fifty Cent RCM
Coin Rating:
Rated 59 out of 70 with 1 Verifications
Verified By:
Rating Value: 59
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:195.1217 Canada 1961 C50C ) and has given the item a grade of Uncirculated with serial number of: MINTSET | OFCC:195.1217
Coin Grade:
RCM - Uncirculated
Grade Serial: MINTSET
OFCC Serial: 195.1217
Face Value:
( Canada)
Attributes: RCM Mint Set
Coin Notes: Royal Canadian Mint Set
Coin remains in Original Mint Packaging:
Original Uncut Mint(cello) Packaging
Note: No Envelope
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Coin Type Description:

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Years Minted: 1959-1964
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C50C
Obverse Design: The portrait in right profile of Elizabeth II is surrounded with the inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA"
Obverse Designer: Mary Gillick
Reverse Design: The Royal Coat of Arms of Canada, proclaimed by King George V on November 21, 1921 and updated in 1957, are surrounded with the facial value and the inscription "CANADA" Lettering: YEAR CANADA 50 CENTS
Reverse Designer: G. E. Kruger- Gray
1959-1964 - Elizabeth II - Canadian 50 Cents

The fifty-cent piece is the common name of the Canadian coin worth 50 cents. The coin's reverse depicts the coat of arms of Canada. At the opening ceremonies for the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint, held on January 2, 1908, Governor General Earl Grey struck the Dominion of Canada’s first domestically produced coin. It was a silver fifty-cent piece bearing the effigy of King Edward VII.

Years: 1920–1967
Weight: 11.66 g
Diameter: 29.72 mm
Composition: 80% silver, 20% copper


From sea to sea – the 50-cent coin

The 50-cent coin bears the Canadian Coat of Arms. It honours the four founding nations of Canada: England, Scotland, Ireland and France. The inscription, "A Mari usque ad Mare," means "from sea to sea"; the second inscription, "Desiderantes meliorem patriam," means "they desire a better country." The current design was produced by former Royal Canadian Mint engraver Thomas Shingles and was first used in 1959. In recent decades, the fifty-cent circulation coin has not been widely used in day-to-day transactions, yet it remains popular with coin collectors.

1959 - 1966, 1968 - present
The modified Coat of Arms
The Canadian Government approved a new Coat of Arms in 1957. In 1959 it appeared on the 50-cent coin, where it remains to this day.

1920 - 1967
Composition: 80% silver, 20% copper
Weight (g): 11.66
Diameter (mm): 29.72
Thickness (mm): n/a


50 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; complete coat of arms

KM# 56
Country Canada
Years 1959-1964
Value 50 Cents
Metal Silver (.8000)
Weight 11.6638 g
Diameter 29.72 mm
Thickness 2.04 mm
Engravers Mary Gillick (obverse)
Thomas Shingles (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Edge Reeded

Word Count: 314 -
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Rated 59 out of 70 with 1 Verifications

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C50C 1961   Canada
RCM Uncirculated
RCM Mint Set
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