It is the foremost flag of the Crown in Canada, and the personal banner of our Head of State.
Since its adoption in 1962, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Personal Canadian Flag has adorned countless buildings, ships, aircraft and vehicles during 20 official tours. The Canada-specific Royal flag is only flown in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and it salutes Her Majesty as the Queen of Canada. This special tribute piece marks the first appearance of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Personal Canadian Flag-shaped coin. It is a striking reminder of the enduring connection between Canadians and Her Majesty, who, for over six decades, has dutifully embodied the Canadian state. Mintage of this coin is limited to only 3,000. GST/HST exempt.
All heraldic elements have been preserved but redrawn to add movement to the flag, with vivid colours that hint at a shining pride. A fresh, new take on the lion and unicorn supporters of the Arms of Canada completes the meticulously sculpted design. The design by Cathy Bursey-Sabourin features a coloured rendering of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Personal Canadian Flag. Slightly lighter colours simulate the effect of sunlight shining through the raised flag. This flag consists of the escutcheon of the Arms of Canada in banner form, surmounted by Her Majesty’s device: a blue roundel with the letter “E” surmounted by the Royal Crown and framed by a gold wreath of Tudor roses. Along with a decorative scroll, the lion and unicorn supporters of the Arms are inspired by the stone-carved façade of Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, and the bronze door plates that adorn The Queen’s Entrance at the official residence of the Governor General of Canada. The obverse features a concentric pattern of maple leaves and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.