Schön-44, KM-45 Country Canada Years 1948-1952 Value 50 Cents Metal Silver (.8000) Weight 11.6638 g Diameter 29.72 mm
Obverse The portrait in left profile of George VI is surrounded with the inscription “GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX” (George VI, King by the grace of God) Lettering: GORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX HP Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget’s designs are indicated by the initials ‘HP’. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget’s recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales. Reverse A simplified version of the Royal Coat of Arms of Canada, proclaimed by King George V on November 21, 1921, are surrounded with the facial value and the inscription “CANADA” Lettering: 50 CENTS CANADA·1949 Engraver: George Kruger Gray George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.