Coins weigh 3.24 grams, a diameter of 19.05 mm and a thickness of 1.65 mm. They have a composition of (1937-41) .955 copper, .030 tin, .015 zinc; (1942-52) .980 copper, .005 tin, .015 zinc.
The initial obverse had a legend containing the Latin abbreviation ET IND:IMP: meaning the king was also the Emperor of India. The independence of India caused a dilemma for the Mint which resulted in the delay of coinage tools. The mint had to satisfy for all denominations of coins and to differentiate this issue from the regular strikings or 1947, a maple leaf was placed after the date.
1978 $1 11th Commonwealth Games in Edmonton Proof .500 Silver Coin
2015 Specimen Set: Blue Jay
2015 Special Edition Specimen Set: Baby Raccoons (no sleeve)
1679-1979 $1 The Griffon, Tricentennial of the First Voyage by a Commercial Ship on the Great Lakes Proof .500 Silver Coin
1952-1977 $1 Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee (25 Years of Reign) Proof .500 Silver Coin
1875-1975 $1 Centenary of the Founding of the City of Calgary Proof .500 Silver Coin
1874-1974 $1 Centenary of the Foundation of Winnipeg Proof .500 Silver Coin
1873-1973 $1 Centenary of the Formation of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Proof .500 Silver Coin