50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2016)

50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2016)

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50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2016)

$24.95 CAD
Mintage: 32,000
Canada and US only
5 per household
91% SOLD!

Previous 50-cent special wraps sold out quickly.

Canada's Coat of Arms was proclaimed by King George V in 1921 as a representation of Canada, and its political roots, especially its ties to Great Britain and France. The design features images from France (the fleur-de-lis), England (the three royal lions and rose), Scotland (royal Scottish lion and thistle), and Ireland (the royal Irish harp of Tara and shamrock). In 1957, the Tudor Crown originally featured in the Coat of Arms was replaced by Saint Edward's crown because it represents all of Britain's monarchs, rather than only those of one ruling family. It was modified again in 1994 so that the motto of the Order of Canada: Desiderantes Meliorem Patriam, Latin for "they desire a better country"—could be added.

Although proclaimed in 1921, Canada's Coat of Arms did not appear on the fifty-cent piece until 1937, and it was not until 1959 that the design was modified to include Canada's motto: A Mari Usque ad Mare —"from sea to sea." In 1997, the first fifty-cent pieces featuring the addition of the Order of Canada's motto were struck. Although no longer used as circulation coinage, this coin's limited mintage, and powerful symbolic representations of Canada's diverse heritage make it a favourite among collectors.

Previous 50-cent special wraps sold out quickly. Avoid disappointment, order yours today!

Special features:
  • Fifty-cent coins are no longer in circulation but you can still enjoy this rarity by acquiring a coin roll freshly minted for 2016!
  • The only way to get the 50-cent piece outside of a set!
  • Each 50-cent special wrap roll is a distinctive collectible that adds a special touch to any gift.

About the Design:

Your coins feature Canada's Coat of Arms, a heraldic art form dating back centuries that was officially declared by King George V in 1921. The Arms first appeared on the 50-cent coin in 1937 and was updated in 1957 and 1994.

Packaging:

Your coins are wrapped in a special illustrated paper.

Order your 50-cent special wrap today!

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50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2016)
 
4.4

(based on 224 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (138)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Mint condition (135)
  • Authentic (123)
  • Detailed (114)
  • Displays well (86)
  • Rare (56)

Cons

  • Common (30)
  • Not detailed (4)
  • Poor condition (3)

Best Uses

  • Hobby (135)
  • Adults (93)
  • Memorabilia (82)
  • Lifetime (72)
  • Teenagers (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (141), Grandparent (83), Parent of two or more children (40), Education oriented (25), Working parent (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (174), Yes (47)

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5.0

2016 50 cent rolls

By zman

from Waterdown, Ontario

About Me Collector

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Displays Well
  • Mint Condition
  • Rare

Cons

  • Common

Best Uses

  • Hobby
  • Memorabilia

Comments about 50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2016):

I have collected 50 cent pieces for many years, but lately have not been able to find any at the banks so I welcomed this opportunity to but some mint ones for my collection.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

A 2016 Keepsake

By Ken

from Toronto

About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Parent of Two or More Children, Working Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Displays Well
  • Mint Condition

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Hobby
    • Older Children

    Comments about 50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2016):

    As a relatively inexpensive unique coin in today's circulation, I use as an end-of-year token for many occasions.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Memories

    By Lucy Lou

    from Stuart, FL

    About Me Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Detailed
    • Mint Condition

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hobby
      • Memorabilia

      Comments about 50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2016):

      Remember when we actually used the 50 cent piece, had dollar bills and two dollar bills. Brings back memories.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Two heads are not better than one

      By Royfact

      from Calgary, Alberta

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Authentic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hobby

        Comments about 50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2016):

        I was unfortunate enough to get a roll with heads showing on both sides. Combined with the lack of year on the packaging, it makes buying the roll almost meaningless.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        great coins

        By Michael

        from germantown MD

        About Me Collector

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Authentic
        • Detailed
        • Mint Condition

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adults
          • Hobby
          • Lifetime

          Comments about 50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2016):

          great roll of coins for my collection

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great product

          By ninefingerbill

          from Saskatoon, Sk

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about 50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2016):

          I am collecting coins but find it hard to understand your pricing of items

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          good buy

          By collector

          from Burnaby bc

          About Me Collector

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Authentic
          • Detailed
          • Displays Well
          • Mint Condition

          Cons

          • Common

          Best Uses

          • Lifetime
          • Memorabilia

          Comments about 50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2016):

          might go up in value

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Excellent Coin For Gifts.

          By Retired in BC

          from Pender Island BC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Detailed
          • Displays Well
          • Has Some Heritage Value
          • Mint Condition

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Great Little Gift
            • Older Children
            • Teens
            • Young Children

            Comments about 50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2016):

            When the roll is opened and the 50 cent coins are given as individual little gifts as a "thank you" for someone doing something special, I am always please at the positive reaction from the recipients.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            always a good buy

            By Mr Bean

            from Mount Pearl, NL

            About Me Collector, Education Oriented

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Authentic
            • Rare
            • Will Increase In Value

            Cons

            • Not Detailed

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Hobby
            • Lifetime
            • Memorabilia

            Comments about 50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2016):

            I buy 50 cent roll every year, excellent value, good coins to collect.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Two heads and no tails

            By Stan

            from British Columbia

            About Me Grandparent

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about 50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2016):

            The roll of coins I received showed the queen's head at both ends of the roll. The value of this coin (and roll) is to also see the coat of arms. I'm very disappointed at the lack of detail by the mint.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            • Q:

              .50 cent pieces, tube says 12.50 in .50 cent pieces, but you have added a significant mark up. And can i go my local RBC to but Canadian coinage at face value. Or will you sell me the eight rolls that I would like.
              Asked on 7/11/2016 by steve from victoria bc canada note CANADA !

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Hi Steve, thanks for your comments. These special wraps rolls will not be available at your local branch; these coins are no longer in regular circulation and can only be obtained through this roll or through one of our select sets. There is a limit of 5 rolls per household.

                Answered on 7/18/2016 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              As a marriage commissioner, I like to give these inside my thank you card to the newly married couple as a token for the year they were married. It is unfortunate that you do not have them available for the year at the beginning of the year. Is there some reason you choose to launch them in May or June instead of January like so many other coins?
              Asked on 6/10/2016 by Robert from Chilliwack, British Columbia

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your interest. We will take this into consideration. We also have our Gift Sets that are great for newly married couples that we launch very early in the year that might interest you.

                Answered on 7/13/2016 by Uyen (Product Team) from Ottawa
            • Q:

              IS THIS COIN LEGAL TENDER AND WILL IT BE ACCEPTED BY CANADIAN BANKS
              Asked on 6/10/2016 by John from Whitehorse YT Canada

              1 answer

            • Q:

              metals used to produce its weight...again how many in a roll, do I have to pay delivery??? How much is it? If I order a roll how much is the total delivered to my place??
              Asked on 5/22/2016 by Ernie from Ontario

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This coin is made with three-ply nickel finish plated steel. There are 25 coins to a roll. The cost is $24.95. Delivery costs depend on where you live and how much you order but most orders to Canada cost $7.99.

                Answered on 5/24/2016 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              is this a single coin or an entire roll of multiple coins?
              Asked on 5/22/2016 by Shawn from Ariss Ontario

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                It is an entire roll of multiple coins.

                Answered on 5/24/2016 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              Is it possible to purchase just one single 50 cent piece? I don't need or want 25 coins, I only need one coin.
              Asked on 5/10/2016 by Hobbyguy from Ottawa

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Sorry these pieces are only available in the roll or in select sets.

                Answered on 5/16/2016 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              I assume Elizabeth II appears on the obverse. When will the Mint begin featuring Canadians on the obverse of coins?
              Asked on 4/18/2016 by Yoho

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is portrayed on all Canadian coinage by tradition as Canada is a constitutional monarchy. In fact, the image of the reigning sovereign has appeared on Canadian coins since the Mint was founded in 1908. There are currently no plans to replace the Queen's effigy on the obverse of Canadian coins.

                Answered on 4/20/2016 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              You describe this as a "circulation roll", then say the half-dollar is not a circulating coin. Why not circulate it? When was the decision made to end circulation of this coin and why?

              A previous edition in 2002 sold in circulation rolls for FACE value. Why not this one?
              Asked on 4/18/2016 by PhilaVex from Toronto, ON

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                The 50-cent coin is classified as non-circulating legal tender in Canada. In recent decades, the fifty-cent coin has not been widely used in day-to-day transactions, and as a result, the Mint only produces the coin for collector sets, and numismatic products such as the 50-cent special wrap roll. Like other numismatic coins, the value of the product is usually higher than the face value of the coin due to factors such as scarcity (mintage).

                Answered on 4/20/2016 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              Why can't each roll have the observe showing on one end and the reverse on the other? The idea is to keep the roll intact and enjoy both sides of the coin isn't it?
              Asked on 4/18/2016 by Looking for quality from Winnipeg, MB

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for the suggestion. Currently the rolls are packed randomly, so some rolls will have the reverse showing on both ends, some will have the obverse showing on both ends, and some will have one of each.

                Answered on 4/22/2016 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              Any chance of adding the year on the packaging? If you get a roll with an obverse design on either end, there's no way to tell other than the colour of the wrapper.
              Asked on 4/13/2016 by Rag Picker from Golden Triangle, ON

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thanks for the feedback - I will forward this suggestion to our product designers.

                Answered on 4/14/2016 by Anonymous
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            Specifications

            • No.147982
            • Mintage32,000
            • Compositionthree-ply nickel finish plated steel
            • Finishcirculation
            • Weight (g) 6.9
            • Diameter (mm) 27.13
            • Edgeserrated
            • Certificaten/a
            • Face value50 cents
            • ArtistRCM engravers (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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