Canada’s Coat of Arms was proclaimed by King George V in 1921 as a representation of Canada, and its political roots, especially its ties to Great Britain and France. The design features images from France (the fleur-de-lis), England (the three royal lions and rose), Scotland (royal Scottish lion and thistle), and Ireland (the royal Irish harp of Tara and shamrock). In 1957, the Tudor Crown originally featured in the Coat of Arms was replaced by Saint Edward’s crown because it represents all of Britain’s monarchs, rather than only those of one ruling family. It was modified again in 1994 so that the motto of the Order of Canada: Desiderantes Meliorem Patriam, Latin for “they desire a better country”—could be added.
Your coins feature Canada’s Coat of Arms, a heraldic art form dating back centuries that was officially declared by King George V in 1921. The Arms first appeared on the 50-cent coin in 1937 and was updated in 1957 and 1994.
- Fifty-cent coins are no longer in circulation but you can still enjoy this rarity by acquiring a coin roll freshly minted for 2018.
- Each 50-cent special wrap roll is a distinctive collectible that adds a special touch to any gift.
- Limited to just 30,000 rolls worldwide.
Composition: nickel plated steel
Weight: 6.9 g
Diameter: 27.13 mm
Face Value: 50 cents