5 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Big Coin Series: 50-cent Coin - Mintage: 1,500 (2015)

5 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Big Coin Series: 50-cent Coin - Mintage: 1,500 (2015)

$549.95 CAD
Mintage: 1,500
Canada and US only

Previous coins in series sell out quickly, order yours today!

Celebrate the history and artistry of Canadian circulation coinage with this fine silver 50-cent piece—part of the Royal Canadian Mint’s new series featuring Canada’s six circulation coins. Each beautiful coin is composed of five ounces of fine silver and features selective gold plating on both the reverse and the obverse.

Celebrate Canada’s circulation coins with this gorgeous 5 oz. gold-plated silver coin! Order today!

Special features:
•  This 5-ounce fine silver 50-cent coin features Canadian engraver Thomas Shingles’s Canadian Coat of Arms design, first issued in 1959. This design has since been used continuously on Canadian 50-cent coins, with only two exceptions.
•  Part of the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting 6-coin series of 5-ounce fine silver versions of Canadian circulation coinage.
•  Selective gold plating on both the reverse and obverse sides of the coin makes this series particularly lovely and exceptionally unique.
•  With a very limited mintage of only 1,500 coins per issue, this series is sure to be highly sought after by collectors.
•  Drawing its inspiration from minting itself, this coin makes an exquisite gift, an inspiring introduction to collecting, or an important addition for any collector interested in Canadian subjects, Canadian and international circulation coinage, or minting history.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
The reverse design features Canadian engraver Thomas Shingles’s Canadian Coat of Arms design. A lion holding a Union Jack flag on the left and a unicorn holding a flag bearing three French fleurs-de-lys on the right support a central shield divided into five sections bearing historical emblems of England, France, Scotland, and Ireland, as well as a sprig of three maple leaves. The shield is encircled with a ribbon representing the Order of Canada bearing the motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means “desiring a better country.” The shield is surmounted by a royal helmet within a garland of maple leaves, upon which stands a crowned lion holding a maple leaf. St. Edward’s Crown, symbolizing Canada’s constitutional monarchy, rests above the lion, which symbolizes Canada’s sovereignty. The motto A Mari usque ad Mare (“from sea to sea”) appears in a ribbon below the shield, along with a “compartment” or garland composed of the floral emblems of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland. The Coat of Arms is gold-plated, as is the raised edge. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Her Majesty’s portrait is gold-plated, along with the raised obverse edge.

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a graphic beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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Uniquely large 5oz of silver with wonderful gold highlights. When I show the coin to friends, I always get a WOW! Well done RCM!

Jack Collector





Simply stunning, this 5 oz coin does not disappoint. Representing the scarcest of Canada's "circulation" coins, this 50-cent piece from the "Big Coin" series is worth grabbing if you could not or did not get the set in its entirety. It will hold its value. I was pleased I was able to acquire it. Even more beautiful in hand than pictured it is a striking representation of Canada's Coat of Arms.

JVP in Toronto



Stunningly Impressive and Distinctive Coin


I am strictly a collector so my coins remain a part of my collection. I am repeatedly drawn to the quality of RCM coins and as someone with a long Maritime heritage, I particularly like coins that are iconic and obviously Canadian. Mothers isn't anything quite like the Arms of Canada that reflects all of these qualities, and doing it on an enlarged coin with the Crest and The Queen's profile highlighted in gold plate is irristible. I've had to be satisfied with the little, tiny 50 cent coin until now (the $300 dollar gold one out of reach), so this was a no brainer for me.


Austin, Texas


WOW...just simply WOW


For several years I've had a very expensive/unique proof coin set from the Royal (UK) Mint that was hands down my show off piece. This coin replaces that. Truly Spectacular! I have collected 50-cent rolls and coins for years and never fully appreciated the coat of arms until I seen this beauty. The detailing is amazing and I can not put the thing down...WOW




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there is a 2015 coin called celebrating canada, gold queen, gold mapleleif art, gold edge, what do i type in to see this coin. much like this only the maple leaf is a coast to coast artwork with gold missing from the eastern fishing boat. 2015 celebrating canada, i own it. cant find it on your website.


Thank you for your question. When you do a search on "Celebrating Canada", on the page that appears, click the Archives tab, and it is under there. Or, easier, do a search on the coin's SKU, which is 141689. When you search using a coin's SKU, the coin appears on the first page.


  • No.134873
  • Mintage1,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof with selective gold plating
  • Weight (g) 157.6
  • Diameter (mm) 65.25
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value50 cents
  • ArtistThomas Shingles (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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