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50 cents 1953 to 1989

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Variety AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1953 - NSF - Small date $7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$8.00$10.00$13.90
1953 - NSF - Large Date -$7.10$7.10$8.70$14.70$23.50$49.00
1953 - SF - Large Date $7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$8.70$13.20$15.70
1954 $7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$9.30$16.00$20.90
1955 $7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$14.10$16.00
1956 $7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$8.40$9.00
1957 $7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$8.00$8.70
1958 $7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.60$7.80
1958 - Dot -$7.10$7.10$7.10$14.70$17.00$22.20
1959 $7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.40
1960 $7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.40
1961 $7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.30
1962 $7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.40
1963 $7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.30
1964 $7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.30
1965 $7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.40
1966 $7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.40
1967 $7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.10$7.70
1967 - Double Struck ------$196
1968 ----$0.50$0.50$0.50
1969 ----$0.50$0.50$0.50
1970 ----$0.50$0.50$0.50
1971 ----$0.50$0.50$0.50
1972 ----$0.50$0.50$0.50
1973 ----$0.50$0.50$0.50
1974 ---$0.50$0.50$0.50$0.60
1974 - Missing S ----$14.70$22.10$29.40
1975 ----$0.50$0.50$0.50
1976 ----$0.50$0.50$0.50
1977 -----$0.50$0.50
1978 - Square Jewels -----$0.50$0.60
1978 - Round Jewels -----$0.50$0.70
1979 - Round Bust -----$0.50$0.50
1979 - Pointed Bust -------
1980 -----$0.50$0.50
1981 -----$0.50$0.50
1982 - Small Beads -----$9.80$13.90
1982 - Large Beads -----$0.50$0.50
1983 -----$0.50$0.50
1984 -----$0.50$0.50
1985 -----$0.50$0.50
1986 -----$0.50$0.50
1987 -----$0.50$0.50
1988 -----$0.50$0.50
1989 -----$0.50$0.50
Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1953 - NSF - Small date $16.60$18.90$23.70$41.90$158--
1953 - NSF - Large Date $90.20$135$210$602$3,920--
1953 - SF - Large Date $25.70$33.30$57.00$115$427--
1954 $30.90$41.50$51.80$95.80$314$835-
1955 $18.70$22.90$35.70$52.20$218$515-
1956 $20.20$21.60$23.10$42.40$170--
1957 $13.80$16.70$19.50$28.80$120$642-
1958 $13.40$15.20$17.60$27.00$131$901-
1958 - Dot $40.20$51.30$62.40$147$995--
1959 $7.70$12.10$13.70$27.60$120--
1960 $7.70$12.70$13.60$30.20$130$465-
1961 $9.80$11.60$13.40$22.70$81.90$297-
1962 $7.70$12.90$13.40$21.00$62.90$322-
1963 $9.20$12.90$12.90$24.10$65.30$413-
1964 $9.50$12.00$12.20$26.30$63.80$234-
1965 $8.10$10.10$12.10$19.40$56.80$258-
1966 $8.20$11.50$13.20$20.40$60.10--
1967 $8.30$12.30$13.40$22.40$71.90$184-
1967 - Double Struck $319$343$450$524$795--
1968 $1.55$2.30$3.10$9.80$58.90--
1969 $1.15$1.40$1.65$12.10$53.30$162-
1970 $1.15$1.20$1.95$11.30$31.80$69.30-
1971 $1.15$1.20$1.95$9.70$44.40$119-
1972 $1.15$1.20$1.95$9.70$50.00$181-
1973 $1.15$1.20$4.10$11.10$31.30--
1974 $1.15$1.20$1.95$9.90$36.10--
1974 - Missing S $47.40$66.20$130$177$735--
1975 $1.15$1.20$1.95$11.40$61.90--
1976 $1.15$1.20$1.95$11.20$91.90$98.60-
1977 $1.95$2.70$3.30$12.30$46.90--
1978 - Square Jewels $1.15$1.70$2.60$11.40$39.00$100.00-
1978 - Round Jewels $5.60$6.90$9.60$18.40$42.40$153-
1979 - Round Bust $1.15$1.70$2.60$8.80$25.00$82.90-
1979 - Pointed Bust -------
1980 $1.15$1.70$2.60$9.90$23.20$41.20$180
1981 $1.15$1.70$2.60$11.10$30.90$50.00-
1982 - Small Beads $21.70$26.10$30.50$43.00$85.00$152-
1982 - Large Beads $1.15$1.70$3.70$8.80$24.70$56.10-
1983 $1.15$1.70$2.60$11.80$26.70$66.40$125
1984 $1.15$1.70$2.60$8.80$26.00$57.30-
1985 $1.15$1.70$3.90$8.50$32.80$125-
1986 $1.30$1.70$2.60$7.90$24.30$81.20-
1987 $1.45$1.95$2.80$8.80$26.50$78.10-
1988 $2.90$3.70$4.30$8.10$28.50$64.30-
1989 $1.40$1.95$2.60$8.80$25.80$93.70-
Variety PL-60 PL-62 PL-63 PL-64 PL-65 PL-66 PL-67
1953 - NSF - Small date --$370$735$980--
1953 - NSF - Large Date ---$126$735--
1953 - SF - Large Date --$214$272$389$535$1,570
1954 --$62.90$63.20$86.10$135$269
1955 ---$56.20$67.30$98.60$192
1956 ---$32.00$49.10$61.90$149
1957 ---$23.40$39.20$83.20$245
1958 ---$20.40$28.20$50.80$137
1958 - Dot -------
1959 ---$18.00$18.70$36.10$83.30
1960 ---$13.70$15.90$25.20$53.90
1961 ---$11.80$12.00$25.80$53.90
1962 ---$10.20$12.70$28.30$63.70
1963 ---$9.90$11.20$24.90$53.90
1964 ---$10.10$11.60$24.20$68.20
1965 --$9.00$9.90$11.30$36.80$73.50
1966 ---$10.80$11.70$33.80$88.20
1967 ---$9.70$12.60$26.40$58.80
1967 - Double Struck -------
1968 ---$1.45$1.95$27.00$53.90
1969 ---$1.45$1.95$25.00$53.90
1970 ---$1.45$1.95$27.00$53.90
1971 ---$1.45$2.10$21.80$53.90
1972 ---$1.45$1.95$23.50$53.90
1973 ---$1.45$2.60$22.70$53.90
1974 ---$1.45$1.95$21.80$56.40
1974 - Missing S -------
1975 ---$1.45$1.95$22.90$53.90
1976 ---$1.45$1.95$27.00$53.90
1977 ---$2.50$4.30$9.30$20.90
1978 - Square Jewels ---$1.25$1.95$9.80$24.50
1978 - Round Jewels ---$9.80$12.30$19.60$37.90
1979 - Round Bust ---$1.25$1.95$9.80$20.30
1979 - Pointed Bust ---$3.90$4.90$17.20$39.20
1980 ---$1.95$2.70$10.50$18.10
1981 ---$1.95$2.50$9.30$24.50
1982 - Small Beads -------
1982 - Large Beads ---$1.25$2.20$9.30$24.50
1983 ---$1.95$2.70$9.30$24.50
1984 ---$1.95$2.70$9.30$24.50
1985 ---$2.50$3.20$9.30$24.50
1986 ---$1.95$2.90$9.30$24.50
1987 ---$1.95$2.90$9.30$24.50
1988 ---$1.95$3.70$9.30$24.50
1989 ---$2.50$3.90$9.30$24.50

PL (Proof-like): Special coins struck at the Mint with a brilliant relief is struck on a brilliant field and not intended for circulation despite the fact that their composition is identical to the coins produced for circulation. If Proof-like coins have been removed from their protective envelope or original package, it is harder to differentiate them from uncirculated coins. Proof-like coins are struck up to two times on numismatic presses. Also called Brilliant uncirculated (BUNC).

Variety SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1953 - NSF - Small date --$366$380$1,080-$1,960
1953 - NSF - Large Date ----$1,960$2,070$3,430
1953 - SF - Large Date ----$1,470-$2,380
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1963 -------
1964 ----$147-$294
1965 ----$295-$980
1966 -------
1967 ---$18.00$20.70$25.60$69.60
1967 - Double Struck -------
1968 -------
1969 -----$245$490
1970 -----$98.00$294
1971 -----$1.95$36.10
1972 -----$1.95$62.80
1973 -----$1.95$19.60
1974 -----$5.90$14.70
1974 - Missing S -------
1975 -----$13.00$32.10
1976 -----$1.95$14.70
1977 -----$3.40$14.70
1978 - Square Jewels -----$3.40$14.70
1978 - Round Jewels -----$11.80$29.40
1979 - Round Bust -----$2.50$14.70
1979 - Pointed Bust -----$4.90$14.70
1980 -----$2.90$14.70
1981 -----$2.50$14.70
1982 - Small Beads -------
1982 - Large Beads -----$2.90$14.70
1983 -----$2.90$14.70
1984 -----$2.90$14.70
1985 -----$3.40$14.70
1986 -----$3.40$14.70
1987 -----$3.40$14.70
1988 -----$4.90$14.70
1989 -----$4.90$14.70

SP (Specimen): Special collectors coins struck at the Mint with a frosted/mirror appearance on the design and effigy from 1996 to 2020. 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.

View the grading section to identify grades (AG-3, F-12, AU-50, MS, PL, SP).

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

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