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50 cents 1979

50 cents 1979
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50 cents 1979 prices and values

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a 50 cents 1979 varies. Below, the details of the value of the coin according to its grade. To help you know the meaning of grades such as G4, VG8, F12, VF20, EF40, AU50, MS60, etc., you can jump to the grading section.

50 cents 1979 values of circulating coins1

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Year AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1979 - Round Bust -----$0.50$0.80
1979 - Pointed Bust -----$0.50$0.85

50 cents 1979 values of uncirculated coins2

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Year MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1979 - Round Bust $1.05$1.45$4.50$12.00$42.50--
1979 - Pointed Bust $1.15$4.50$6.90$14.00$35.70--

50 cents 1979 PL3

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Year PL-60 PL-62 PL-63 PL-64 PL-65 PL-66 PL-67
1979 - Round Bust ---$1.30$3.80$9.90$26.00
1979 - Pointed Bust ---$3.80$19.00$29.30$39.60

50 cents 1979 SP3

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Year SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1979 - Round Bust ----$3.90--
1979 - Pointed Bust -------

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Errors and varieties

Round Bust

50 cents 1979 - Round Bust

Pointed Bust

50 cents 1979 - Pointed Bust

Mintage

  • 50 cents 1979 - Round Bust : 3 425 000
  • 50 cents 1979 - Pointed Bust : Included

Specifications - 50 cents 1979 - Round Bust

  • Alloy: 100% nickel
  • Weight: 8.10 grams
  • Diameter : 27.13 mm, thickness 1.93 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Walter Ott, Reverse: Thomas Shingles
  • Designer: Obverse: Arnold Machin, Walter Ott, Reverse: Thomas Shingles
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Magnetism: Magnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

Legend

  • - : No value assigned for this grade.
  • : Lower value by more than 2.1% since last update.
  • : Higher value by more than 2.1% since last update.

Notes

  1. The value of a 50 cents 1979 circulating coin generally concerns coins with an apparent wear due to the circulation. These coins rarely retain their original luster.
  2. The value of a 50 cents 1979 uncirculating coin generally concerns coins without visible wear. These coins generally retain their original luster.
  3. PL and SP coins come from uncirculated sets. They are made with a better quality than coins destined to the circulation.
  4. The values displayed on this page are in Canadian dollars.

Last update : Friday, July 21, 2017

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