$ 559.95

LAUNCH DATE: May 01, 2018
ADVERTISING DATE: September 5, 2017

Celebrate the history and artistry of Canadian circulation coinage with this selectively rose gold-plated pure
silver 50-cent piece—part of the Royal Canadian Mint’s 7-coin series featuring current and historical Canadian
circulation coins.

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  • This 5-ounce pure silver 50-cent piece features Canadian engraver Thomas Shingles’s Canadian Coat of Arms design, first issued in 1959. This design has been used continuously on Canadian 50-cent pieces, with only two exceptions.
  • Special selective rose gold plating technique allows the coin’s engraved elements to shine, adding visual interest to the iconic design.
  • Exceptionally low mintage of only 1,500 coins means that this piece is sure to be sought after by collectors around the world. Previous issues of this popular series regularly sell out.
  • Drawing its inspiration from Canadian minting, each coin in the series makes an exquisite gift, an inspiring
    introduction to collecting, or an important addition for any collector interested in Canadian subjects, Canadian and international circulation coinage, or minting history
  • Subscribe to the series to get a complimentary custom wood collector case that holds all seven coins. Only 350 subscriptions will be sold worldwide

This Canadian 50-cent piece is certified to be 99.99% pure silver with a diameter of 65 millimetres and a
weight of 157.6 grams (5 ounces). The reverse features the Canadian Coat of Arms design. A lion holding a
Union Jack flag on the left and a unicorn holding a flag bearing three French fleurs-de-lys on the right support
a central shield divided into five sections bearing historical emblems of England, France, Scotland, and Ireland,
as well as a sprig of three maple leaves. The shield is encircled with a ribbon representing the Order of Canada
bearing the motto desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means “desiring a better country.” The shield is
surmounted by a royal helmet within a garland of maple leaves, upon which stands a crowned lion holding a
maple leaf. St. Edward’s Crown, symbolizing Canada’s constitutional monarchy, rests above the lion, which
symbolizes Canada’s sovereignty. The motto a mari usque ad mari (“from sea to sea”) appears in a ribbon
below the shield, along with a “compartment” or garland composed of the floral emblems of England,
Scotland, France, and Ireland. Selective rose gold-plating highlights the Coat of Arms. The reverse is also
engraved with the word “CANADA” the date “2018” and the face value of “50 CENTS”. The obverse features
the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Her Majesty’s portrait is rose gold-plated.


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Launch date: September 5, 2017
Item number: 163694





2018 5-Ounce Fine Silver Coin – Big Coin Series: 25-Cent Coin
Launch date: November 7, 2017
Item number: 163720






2018 5-Ounce Fine Silver Coin – Big Coin Series: 10-Cent Coin
Launch date: January 9, 2018
Item number: 163712






2018 5-Ounce Fine Silver Coin – Big Coin Series: 5-Cent Coin
Launch date: March 6, 2018
Item number: 163832






2018 5-Ounce Fine Silver Coin – Big Coin Series: $2
Launch date: July 3, 2018
Item number: 163887






2018 5-Ounce Fine Silver Coin – Big Coin Series: 1-Cent Coin
Launch date: August 7, 2017
Item number: 164542





Additional information

Weight 172.6 g




Diameter (mm)

Face Value




Finished Size

Master Pack



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