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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1965-1966 - Elizabeth II - Canadian 50 Cents

Canada 1966 Fifty Cent Coin Description

Canada 1966  Canadian 50 Cents ( C50C ) - Obverse
Canada 1966  Canadian 50 Cents ( C50C ) - Reverse

Coin Mass: 11.6638 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 29.72 (mm)
Mint Year: 1966
Mint Mark:
Coin Name: Canadian 50 Cents
Coin Rating:
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Obscure Finds Coin Collection (OFCC) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:196.947 Canada 1966 C50C ) and has given the item a grade of UNGRADED with serial number of: | OFCC:196.947
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OFCC Serial: 196.947
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Years Minted: 1965-1966
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: Arnold Machin
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: Thomas Shingles
1965-1966 - 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 2nd portrait

KM# 63
Country Canada
Years 1965-1966
Value 50 Cents
Metal Silver (.8000)
Weight 11.6638 g
Diameter 29.72 mm
Engravers Arnold Machin (obverse)
Thomas Shingles (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Edge Reeded

Word Count: 307 -
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