Canada – 1979 50-Cents Pointed Bust – NBU
- Alloy: 100% nickel
- Weight: 8.10 grams
- Diameter: 27.13 mm, Thickness 1.93 mm
- Engraver: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Walter Ott, Reverse: Thomas Shingles
- Illustrator: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Walter Ott, Reverse: Thomas Shingles
- Egde: Ribbed
- Die Axis: ↑↑
Number of circulation coins minted
- 1979 50-cents – Buste arrondi : 3 425 000
Elizabeth II (1965-1989)
The second version of the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is surrounded by the Latin inscription ELIZABETH II D G REGINA, a shortened form of that used until 1964.
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.
Brilliant Numismatic Coin
This coin is part of an uncirculated set featuring the classic coins of the Royal Canadian Mint. The well-defined numismatic gloss reflects the exceptional quality of minting and the care taken to achieve a near-perfect surface.