Coin Type Specifications
Region: Canada
Denomination: C50C
Diameter: 29.72 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Silver [92.5%] 10.7485 (g)
Copper [7.5%] 0.8715 (g)
Total Mass: 11.62 (g)

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1912-1919 - George V - Canadian 50 Cents Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 4 Coins
Silver : 42.994 Grams
Copper : 3.486 Grams
Total Mass : 46.48 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Silver $429.235 $29.440 $0.947 10.7485 g $10.175
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 0.8715 g $0.004
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $10.179
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 4 Coins: $40.715
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-23-2024
4 Example Coins Found...


Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1912-1919
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C50C
Obverse Design: The portrait in left profile of George V is surrounded with the inscription "GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND:IMP" Lettering: GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND:IMP: Lettering: GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND:IMP:
Obverse Designer: Sir E. B. MacKennal
Reverse Design: The facial value, accompanied with the inscription "CANADA", is surrounded with two maple boughs and a crown Lettering: 50 CENTS CANADA 1916
Reverse Designer: W. H. J. Blackemore
1912-1919 - George V - Canadian 50 Cents

The fifty-cent piece is the common name of the Canadian coin worth 50 cents. The coin's reverse depicts the coat of arms of Canada. At the opening ceremonies for the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint, held on January 2, 1908, Governor General Earl Grey struck the Dominion of Canada’s first domestically produced coin. It was a silver fifty-cent piece bearing the effigy of King Edward VII.

Years: 1908-1919
Weight: 11.62 (g)
Diameter: 29.72 (mm)
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper


From sea to sea – the 50-cent coin

The 50-cent coin bears the Canadian Coat of Arms. It honours the four founding nations of Canada: England, Scotland, Ireland and France. The inscription, "A Mari usque ad Mare," means "from sea to sea"; the second inscription, "Desiderantes meliorem patriam," means "they desire a better country." The current design was produced by former Royal Canadian Mint engraver Thomas Shingles and was first used in 1959. In recent decades, the fifty-cent circulation coin has not been widely used in day-to-day transactions, yet it remains popular with coin collectors.

1858 - 1936
The crossed maple boughs
The design of two crossed maple boughs appear on all 10-cent, 25-cent, and 50-cent coins from 1858 to 1936.

1908 - 1919
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
Weight (g): 11.62
Diameter (mm): 29.72
Thickness (mm): n/a
1912 - 285,867
1913 - 265,889
1914 - 160,128
1915 - 0
1916 - 459,070
1917 - 752,213
1918 - 854,989
1919 - 1,113,429


50 Cents - George V

KM# 25
Country Canada
Years 1912-1919
Value 50 Cents (0.50 CAD)
Metal Silver (.9250)
Weight 11.62 g
Diameter 29.72 mm
Engravers Edgar Bertram MacKennal (obverse)
W.H.J. Blakemore (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
Edge Reeded

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