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50 cents 1921

50 cents 1921
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Canada's 1921 fifty-cent piece is a very rare coin; fewer than 200 are believed to exist. This is a direct result of the great variation in demand for fifty-cent pieces since their introduction in Canada in 1870. At times the coins were very popular; at other times, as in recent years, they were seldom seen in circulation... Read more »

50 cents 1921 - Sales history »

50 cents 1921 prices and values

The value of a canadian coin depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more. The melt and minimum value of a 50 cents 1921 is $6.01.

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Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1921 $12,300$28,400$41,200$52,300$57,200$62,100$68,600

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Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1921 $78,400$100,000$120,000$140,000$212,400--

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Variety SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1921 --$73,500$126,000$150,000--

SP (Specimen): Special collectors coins struck at the Mint with a frosted/mirror appearance on the design and effigy from 1996 to 2019. Before 1996, if specimen coins have been removed from their protective envelope or original package, it is harder to differentiate them from PL coins. Specimen coins are struck up to two times on numismatic presses.

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Mintage

  • 50 cents 1921 : 206,398

Specifications

  • Alloy: 80% silver, 20% copper
  • Weight: 11.66 grams
  • Diameter : 29.72 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Sir E. B. MacKennal, Reverse: L. C. Wyon, W. H. J. Blackemore
  • Designer: Obverse: Sir E. B. MacKennal, Reverse: L. C. Wyon, W. H. J. Blackemore
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Last update : Sunday, June 23, 2019

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