Pure Silver 1959 Half-Dollar Canadian artist Alan Beddoe was tasked with revising the arms to reflect two elements preferred by Canada’s new monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: the use of St. Edward’s Crown in place of the Tudor crown and a change of leaf colour from green to red. Beddoe’s revision was recreated two years later for the half-dollar (which has traditionally featured Canada’s coat of arms) by the Mint’s Master Engraver at the time, Thomas Shingles. 170142 Mintage-2,500 Composition-99.99% pure silver Finish-proof with selective gold plating Weight (g)-62.69 Diameter (mm)-50 Edge-serrated Certificate-serialized Face value-50 cents Artist-Thomas Shingles (reverse), Mary Gillick (obverse). The item “2019’60th Ann. Of the 1959 Half-Dollar’ Prf Ltd. Ed. 50ct Fine Silver Coin18714″ is in sale since Friday, September 13, 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