Fifty Cent

Victoria 1870 - 1900


Fifty Cent 1896*
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Designer and Modeller- Leonard C. Wyon
Composition
.925 silver
.075 copper
Diameter - 29.85 mm
Weight - 11.78 grams
Edge - Reeded
Die Axis
Up, Down

Heaton Mint issues
"H" mint mark
under the bust 1872-1876 (obverse)
under the date 1882 (reverse)

London Mint strikings
no letter

FIFTY CENTS - Victoria 1870 -1900
Date & Mint Mark
Qty Minted
1870
50,000
1872H
48,000
1873
32,000
1874
80,000
1876H
28,000
1880
24,000
1881
50,000
1882H
100,000
1885
40,000
1888
20,000
1894
40,000
1896
60,000
1898
79,607
1899 Narrow 9's
150,000
1899 Wide 9's
Incl. above
1900
150,000

Edward VII 1904 - 1909


Fifty Cent 1904H*
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Designer and Modeller
Portrait - George W. DeSaulles
DES below bust
Reverse - W. H. J. Blakemore
copy of 5¢ and 10¢ pieces design by George W. DeSaulles
Composition
.925 silver
.075 copper
Diameter - 29.85 mm
Weight - 11.78 grams
Edge - Reeded
Die Axis
Up, Down

The Mint - Birmingham issue 1904
"H" mint mark
bottom of the reverse below the oval

Royal Mint strikings
no letter

FIFTY CENTS - Edward VII 1904 - 1909
Date & Mint Mark
Qty Minted
1904H
140,000
1907
100,000
1908
160,000
1909
200,000

George V 1911 - 1919


Fifty Cent 1917*
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Designer and Modeller
Portrait - Sir E.B. MacKennal
B.M. on the truncation
Composition
.925 silver
.075 copper
Diameter
1911 - 29.85 mm
1917 - 1919 - 29.72 mm
Weight
1911 - 11.78 grams
1917 - 1919 -11.66 grams
Edge - Reeded
Die Axis
Up, Down

Royal Mint issue 1911
no letter

Ottawa Mint issues 1917 - 1919
"C" mint mark
bottom of reverse below the oval

FIFTY CENTS - George V 1911 - 1919
Date & Mint Mark
Qty Minted
1911
200,000
1917C
375,560
1918C
294,824
1919C
306,267