Repoussé Style Coin
This is the first coin in the dramatic and innovative low mintage coin series celebrating three different eras in the remarkable life of Queen Elizabeth. Drawing on the extreme relief found in traditional repoussé metalworking, each tribute effigy in the series rises more than 5 mm from the surface of the coin with striking effect, beautifully accentuated with an antique finish. Princess Elizabeth is seen on this first coin as a child of about 11, the time when her uncle Edward VIII abdicated and she became in direct line for the throne. The second coin in the series will present the Queen around the time of her coronation in 1953, while the final image will present a recent mature image of the Matriarch of the Royal Family.
Never before has the Mint issued a coin with a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a young child or used a repoussé-inspired technique. Each of the three coins in the series has a $25 denomination and weighs over one ounce of pure silver. With radical and captivating first ever technology and a mintage of just 4,500 coins, a quick sell out from the Royal Canadian Mint is expected.
The reverse portrait design by Canadian artist Bonnie Ross depicts Princess Elizabeth at the age of about 11. The princess is portrayed with a three-quarter view instead of the traditional side profile, and is flanked by two rows of maple leaves.