Canada – 1951 50-Cents ND Dbl HP VI DEI GRATIA – Circulated

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Canada – 1951 50-Cents ND Double “HP VI DEI GRATIA” – Circulated

Characteristics

  • Composition: 80% silver, 20% copper
  • Weight: 11.66 grams
  • Diameter: 29.72 mm, Thickness 2 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: T. H. Paget, Reverse: G. E. Kruger- Gray
  • Illustrator: Obverse: T. H. Paget, Reverse: G. E. Kruger- Gray
  • Egde: Ribbed
  • Non-Magnetic
  • Die Axis: Rotated
  • Doubled “HP VI DEI GRATIA”

Number of circulation coins minted

  • 1951 50-cents : 2 421 730

George VI (1937-1952)

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s father will adorn Canadian coins until her coronation in 1952. According to the value of the coin and this until 1947, its effigy will be surrounded by the Latin inscription GEORGIVS VI D:G:REX ET IND:IMP or GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA REX ET IND:IMP. The ET IND:IMP sign was removed following India’s independence in 1947.

Coat of Arms of Canada

This version assiduously reproduces the coat of arms described in the Royal Proclamation of 1763. The four founding nations on Canada’s shield are represented by the three leopards of England, the lion of Scotland, the fleur-de-lis of France and the royal Irish harp of Tara. The lion of England unfurls the banner of the United Kingdom and the unicorn of Scotland unfurls the flag of the French Kingdom. The floral emblems commemorate royal symbols such as the English rose, Scottish thistle, French lily and Irish shamrock. The Royal Crown triumphs over the Coat of Arms described above and identifies them as that of the Sovereign of Canada.