Last updated on July 10th, 2018 at 10:11 am
Last Updated on July 10, 2018 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
It is no secret that the value of the Canadian 50 Cent coin is among the highest when it comes to Canadian coins, and the Royal Canadian Mint has recently announced the release of a 50-cent circulation roll. According to the RCM, there will be 25 coins contained in each of the $12.50 rolls, with each coin having a diameter of 27.13 mm and a weight of 6.9 grams. A total mintage of 30,000 rolls is expected to be released. The reverse of Canada’s 50-cent coin features the Canadian Coat of Arms.
Canada’s Coat of Arms
Canada’s Coat of Arms was proclaimed by King George V in 1921 as a representation of Canada’s connection to Great Britain and France. The design has images from Ireland, Scotland, England and France. The Tudor Crown was replaced with Saint Edward’s crown in 1957 as it represents all of Britain’s monarchs instead of just those form the ruling family. In 1994 it was modified again, this time so the motto of the Order of Canada could be included, Desiderantes Meliorem Patriam, or “they desire a better country”.
Fifty-cent coins are no longer in circulation, but you can get a coin roll freshly minted for 2018. This is the only way to get a fifty-cent piece outside of a set, but make sure to avoid disappointment and order yours as soon as possible, since previous 50-cent special wraps sold out quickly. Each 50-cent special wrap roll is a distinctive collectible that adds a personal touch to any gift, which makes it more than worthy of getting your hands on.
Your 50-cent coins will arrive featuring the Canadian Coat of Arms, in a heraldic art form that actually dates back centuries. The first time the Canadian Coat of Arms found its way onto a 50-cent coin was way back in 1937, though it has undergone significant updates in both 1957 and 1994. The shield itself features the symbols of the four founding nations of Canada, and includes the royal Irish Harp of Tara, the Royal Fleur-de-Lis of France, the Royal Lion of Scotland and the three Royal Lions of England. The Royal Crown is situated at the top and indicates that these are the Arms of Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada.
Head Down to Colonial Acres for All Your Coin Needs
Whether you’d like to make sure of the true value of the Canadian 50 Cent coin you already own, or you’d love to get your hands on this brand new 50-cent coin roll, make sure to stop by Colonial Acres Coins. Colonial Acres is home to an expert team of professional and experienced numismatists who are able to appraise your coins quickly and earnestly. The company is also where you’re able to source a ton of other interesting coin pieces and paper notes as well, so definitely check out Colonial Acres Coins whenever you’re faced with a numismatics-related dilemma.