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Canada 2005 50 Cent Coat of Arms Half Dollar First Day of Minting Cover

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Hard-to-find set includes a handsome half dollar from Canada, one of only 5000 struck on the first day of minting!

Sold out at the Mint!Canada's 50 cent coin bears the Coat of Arms of Canada and honors Canada's founding nations: England, Scotland, Ireland and France. The current Coat of Arms was redesigned in 1997 and incorporates the motto Desiderantes Meliorem Patriam ("Desiring a better homeland"). The half dollar was actually the first coin ever struck in Canada, on January 2, 1908, marking the official opening of the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint. Originally composed of silver, its composition was changed to nickel-plated steel in 2001.

2005 First Day of Minting Obverse & ReverseFirst Day of Minting Covers - A Great Value!
This set includes a true first-strike half dollar with a very limited mintage! Each coin was struck with fresh dies on the very first day of minting for the sharpest details and clearest design, and each is attractively packaged in a full-color folder. Only 5,000 of these first day cover sets were assembled, ensuring that they'll always be in short supply, and they are the only way to get the first day of minting coins, so be sure to get yours today!


Obverse
The national coat of arms of Canada, a heraldic design with all of Canada's armorial devices. The fifty cent design was first used on the Canadian half-dollar in 1937 and has been modified several times since. The denomination and date of issue also appear.

Reverse

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.
Packaging
The first day of minting coin is handsomely displayed in an large (8 inches by 5 inches) presentation folder with full-color illustrations and bilingual text.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2005
   
Face Value 50 Cents
Weight 6.9 g
Diameter 27.13 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
   
Finish Brilliant Uncirculated
Composition RCM Multilayer Plating
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Cathy Bursey-Sabourin

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