Combining innovation, artistic beauty, fine gold and an exceptionally low mintage of just 300 coins, this 2020 $200 coin features the Queen Elizabeth Rose. The 3D ultra high relief blossom is highlighted with an overlay of rose gold set against the pure yellow gold background to create an image of sophisticated elegance that rises up from the coin’s surface in full bloom. Rosa ‘Queen Elizabeth’ continues its reign as one of the world’s most popular roses, thanks to big showy blooms that instantly add pink-coloured sophistication to a summer garden. Named for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, its distinctive pink blooms have been a favourite of Canadian gardeners, prized for its resilience to harsh climates. HST/GST exempt.
Against a reverse proof finish, Canadian artist Anna Bucciarelli has featured Stylized arrangement of Rosa “Queen Elizabeth” and ornate acanthus leaves. On the left side of the coin. The reverse is engraved with the words "CANADA," the date "2020" and the face value of "200 DOLLARS". It weighs just over one ounce of pure gold and has a diameter of 30 mm. As a pure gold coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is GST/HST exempt.
The Queen Elizabeth Rose:
This beautiful rose was specially bred in 1954 to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, held one year earlier. It will grow up to 1.82 metres (6 feet), and about 91 cm (3 feet) in width, with each bloom measuring up to 10 cm (4 inches) across. This unique pink rose has a long bloom period from summer through to autumn, and a mild fragrance.