Canada 1947 50 cents

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Canada 1947 50 cents rev 600.jpg

This specimen is an issue of the Ottawa mint in Canada and is the final year of a type struck 1937-47. The following year, the king's title was altered to drop the "ET IND. IMP." The 1947 is known with "straight 7" and "curved 7" varieties; both are about equally common. This date is also known with a maple leaf added to the reverse; these were actually struck in 1948 while the new obverse dies were being prepared. The maple leaf variety is quite scarce but the normal date is fairly common tho less so than the issues of the war years.

Recorded mintage: 424,885 (both varieties of 7 but not includng the maple leaf).

Specification: 11.66 g, .800 fine silver, .300 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 35.


  • Cross, W. K., The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 47th Ed., Toronto: Charlton International, 1993.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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