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Re: 1955 Canadian Quarter

Actually, Shoulder Fold and No Shoulder Fold are misnomers. The No Shoulder Fold variety is actually a high relief striking and the Shoulder Fold variety is a lower relief striking.

"An element that was common on every denomination of 1953 was the two obverses that existed. Said obverses are commonly identified as the No Shoulder Fold and the Shoulder Fold. The coinage for the year featured the new effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The sculptress was Mrs. Mary Gillick and she created a model with a relief that was too high. The centre portion of the effigy was to feature two lines on the shoulder. These lines were supposed to represent a fold in the Queen’s gown. As these lines did not appear very well, it was commonly termed the No Shoulder Strap by many collectors.[9] Later on in the year, the Royal Canadian Mint’s Chief engraver Thomas Shingles lowered the relief of the model and strengthened the shoulder and hair details. This modified obverse became known as the Shoulder Strap variety."

The "I" in DEI on the NSF points between two denticles. SF the I in DEI points almost directly at a denticle.

JAM, 11/1/2011
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1955 Canadian Quarter (suzy, 10/30/2011)
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