Canada 50 Cents  1959 to 1992
Canada 50 Cents 1959 to 1992

These nice looking 50 cent pieces were issued in Canada between 1959 and 1992. Prior coins have a reverse pattern that is slightly different.

After 1967 these coins are made of nickel so they lose their silver value from 1968 on. Post-1987 coins are worth face value, but a collector might pay a few US dollars for a fully uncirculated specimen, like the one in our picture.

Coins minted between 1959 and 1967 contain 0.300 troy ounces of silver, and this fact gives them substantial value. At today's silver price of $32 US dollars per troy ounce (it changes daily, look it up at, that's 0.3 x 32 = $9.60 US dollars per coin. Not bad!

The silver value applies to all pre-1968 coins no matter what their condition. If you have a nice uncirculated example, a collector will pay a few dollars over silver price.

Coin: 13641 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Von, Mon, 21-Jan-2013 05:42:21 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 21-Jan-2013 16:11:55 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 08-Jan-2015 22:18:23 GMT
Requester description: 1964 Front: Canada, 1964, 50 cents, Canadian coat of arms (a king's crown at the top, 2 flags held by 2 horses/unicorn? the shield between the 2 horses has a horse shoe a tri of maple leaves sharing one stem, 3 crosses, and a ribbon on the bottom that may say 'mari us Que ap(?) mari'), Back: Elizabeth ii, Dei Gratia Regina 50 cents
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my coin front = 1985, back = crown on her head and no latin ie elizabeth 11 d g regina - caroline
Hi Caroline -- Yes, QE II has reigned for so long, the coin makers have to keep changing her portrait to keep up with the times. The coin's value stays the same. - CoinQuest (Paul)




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