50 Cents, Issued by, Canada, 1908
Minted by Ottawa branch of Royal Mint
Other Details: Part of cased set of 1908 Specimen Strikes
Crowned and draped bust of the King facing right; around, EDWARDVS VII DEI GRATIA REX IMPERATOR; the artist's initials, DES, in field below bust
At centre within a sweet maple wreath in three lines, 50 CENTS 1908; above, a crown
Specimen strike of the first Canadian coinage. The first coin struck at the Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint, on 2 January 1908, was a 50 cent piece.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
29 mm (Outside Diameter), 11.648 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.