Canada – 2008 50-Cents – B.UNC
The 50 cent coin, although still legal tender, is almost no longer used in commerce but still available to financial institutions until 2002.
- Composition: Nickel Plated Steel
- Weight: 6.9 grams
- Diameter: 27.13 mm Thickness: 1.9 mm
- Engraver: Obverse: Susanna Blunt, Reverse: Cathy Bursey-Sabourin
- Illustrator: Obverse: Susan Taylor, Reverse: William Woodruff
- Edge: Ribbed
- Die Axis: ↑↑
Number of circulation coins minted
- 2008 50-cents : 150 000
Elizabeth II (2003 to present)
Canadian artist Susanna Blunt creates the most recent effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the inscription ELIZABETH II D G REGINA. A reminder to the effigy of Her Majesty’s father (1937-1952) that of George VI, who also chose to be represented without a crown.
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.
This is the basic finish found on most standard circulation coins in Canada.