2018 5O-CENT FINE SILVER COIN 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1943 HALF-DOLLAR Canadas 50-cent remains a constant, if elusive, collector favourite one whose heraldic design imbues it with a deep sense of tradition and speaks to the history of a proud nation. This exclusive coin looks back at the half-dollar issued in 1943, which is re-created here in pure silver with a celebratory touch of gold plating. DESIGN The reverse features a re-creation of the stylized Arms of Canada designed by G. Kruger-Gray, as it appeared on Canadas 50-cent coin in 1943. At the centre is the Shield, with the royal symbols of Great Britain and France in the upper quadrants: three lions (England), one lion within a double tressure (Scotland), the harp of Tara (Ireland), and three fleur-de-lis (France). In the bottom portion of the Shield, a sprig of three maple leaves represents Canadians of all origins. Two Supporters hold the Shield: on the viewers left, a lion holds a lance with the Union Jack; on the right, a unicorn holds the royal flag of France. Above the Shield is an enlarged version of the Royal Crown, which reflects the monarchy of Canada. Both the rim and the arms are gold-plated, which strikes an elegant contrast between the gleam of gold and the silver shine of the mirror-like background. The selective gold plating continues on the obverse, which features the effigy of George VI by Sir T. SPECIAL FEATURES – A MASTERS CLUB EXCLUSIVE! A collectible retrospective on the story of Canadas half-dollar! This 75th anniversary piece re-creates the 1943 issue of Canadas 50-cent coinand it is only available to our Masters Club members! – 2 OUNCES OF FINE SILVER: Nearly double the diameter of the original issue, this commemorative half-dollar is meticulously crafted in an impressive 2 ounces of 99.99% pure silver! – SELECTIVE GOLD PLATING: Selective gold plating adds a touch of elegance to the Arms of Canada on the reverse, the effigy on the obverse, and the rim that frames the mirror-like proof finish! – HISTORY ON TWO SIDES: The obverse features the effigy of King George VI by T. Pagetjust like the 1943 half-dollar, including the IND: IMP inscription in the legend. LAUNCH DATE: March 06, 2018 ADVERTISING DATE: March 06, 2018. The item “2018 50CT FINE SILVER 2oz. COIN 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1943 HALF-DOLLAR(18420)NT” is in sale since Wednesday, May 29, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “gatewestcoins” and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada