Canadian Silver Dollar: Mintage

(Disclaimer)

The following amounts shows the recorded number of coins minted each year by the Royal Canadian Mint.
Bear in mind though that it does NOT show the actual number of surviving coins.


Percentage of Silver

  • 1935–1967
  • 23.33 g 36.00 mm
  • 80% silver, 20% copper
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Years

Numbers are from the Royal Canadian Mint Website. The years displayed are the years when they still contained silver.


Mintages

1935 – 1939
1935 – 428,707
1936 – 306,100
1937 – 241,002
1938 – 90,304
1939 – 1,363,816

1940 – 1949
1940 – 0
1941 – 0
1942 – 0
1943 – 0
1944 – 0
1945 – 38,391
1946 – 93,055
1947 – 86,730
1948 – 18,780
1949 – 672,218

1950 – 1959
1950 – 261,002
1951 – 416,395
1952 – 406,148
1953 – 1,074,578
1954 – 246,606
1955 – 268,105
1956 – 209,092
1957 – 496,389
1958 – 3,039,630
1959 – 1,443,502

1960 – 1969
1960 – 1,420,486
1961 – 1,262,231
1962 – 1,884,789
1963 – 4,179,981
1964 – 7,296,832
1965 – 10,768,569
1966 – 9,912,178
1967 – 6,767,496

Reverse side designs

1935 – 1938, 1940 – 1948, 1950 – 1957, 1959 – 1963, 1965 – 1966, 1968 – 1969, and 1975 – 1986
The Voyageur
This design by Emanuel Hahn features a voyageur and an aboriginal traveling by canoe. One of the bundles depicted on the coin bears the initials “H.B.” for Hudson’s Bay Company. The illustration has been modified only slightly over the years.

1939
The Royal Visit
This design by Emanuel Hahn commemorates the visit of His Majesty King George VI and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to Ottawa. The Latin phrase “Fide Quorum Regnat” means “He reigns by the faith of his people.”

1949
Newfoundland’s accession to Canada
Thomas Shingles’ design commemorates Newfoundland’s status as a province of Canada. Pictured on the coin is The Matthew, the ship historians believe John Cabot was sailing when he discovered Newfoundland. Below the ship reads the Latin inscription “Floreat Terra Nova,” meaning: “May the New Found Land Flourish.”

1958
The founding of British Columbia
Stephen Trenka’s totem pole and Rocky Mountain backdrop marks the centenary of both the Gold Rush and the creation of British Columbia as a colony of England.

1964
The Confederation meetings
Thomas Shingles’ design features the French fleur-de-lis, the Irish shamrock, the Scottish thistle, and the English rose. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Quebec City meetings that led to Confederation.

1967
The centennial dollar
Alex Colville created a special set of coin designs to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Canadian Confederation; the 1-dollar coin features a Canada goose. After 1967, circulation 1-dollar coins were made of nickel until 1987, when the ‘loonie’ was introduced.

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