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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1937-1947 - George VI - Canadian 50 Cents

Canada 1940 Fifty Cent Coin Description

Canada 1940  Canadian 50 Cents ( C50C ) - Obverse
Canada 1940  Canadian 50 Cents ( C50C ) - Reverse

Coin Mass: 11.6638 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 29.72 (mm)
Mint Year: 1940
Mint Mark:
Coin Name: Canadian 50 Cents
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OFCC Serial: 169.1266
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Years Minted: 1937-1947
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C50C
Obverse Design: The portrait in left profile of George VI is surrounded with the inscription "GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET IND:IMP" Lettering: GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET IND:IMP:
Obverse Designer: T. H. Paget
Reverse Design: A simplified version of the Royal Coat of Arms of Canada, proclaimed by King George V on November 21, 1921, are surrounded with the facial value and the inscription "CANADA" Lettering: 50 CENTS CANADA·YEAR
Reverse Designer: G. E. Kruger- Gray
1937-1947 - George VI - 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.

1937 - 1958
The simplified Coat of Arms
A simplified version of Canada's coat of arms was created in 1937 for the 50-cent coin as part of an initiative to modernize Canada's circulation coins.

1920 - 1967
Composition: 80% silver, 20% copper
Weight (g): 11.66
Diameter (mm): 29.72
Thickness (mm): n/a
1937 - 192,016
1938 - 192,018
1939 - 287,976
1940 - 1,996,566
1941 - 1,714,874
1942 - 1,974,165
1943 - 3,109,583
1944 - 2,460,205
1945 - 1,959,528
1946 - 950,235
1947 - 463,318


50 Cents - George VI

KM# 36
Country Canada
Years 1937-1947
Value 50 Cents
0.5 CAD = 0.45 USD
Metal Silver (.8000)
Weight 11.6638 g
Diameter 29.72 mm
Thickness 2.02 mm
Engravers Thomas Humphrey Paget (obverse)
George Edward Kruger Gray (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Edge: Reeded

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