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50 cents 1979

50 cents 1979
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50 cents 1979 prices and values

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

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Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1979 - Round Bust $1.15$1.70$2.60$8.80$25.00$82.90-
1979 - Pointed Bust -------

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Variety PL-60 PL-62 PL-63 PL-64 PL-65 PL-66 PL-67
1979 - Round Bust ---$1.25$1.95$9.80$20.30
1979 - Pointed Bust ---$3.90$4.90$17.20$39.20

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
1979 - Round Bust -----$2.50$14.70
1979 - Pointed Bust -----$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.

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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 : n/a

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: ↑↑

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

Last update : Friday, September 11, 2020

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