Commemorate the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II with this 1952-2022 double dated $20 fine silver coin (released 2023). When she acceded to the throne, Queen Elizabeth pledged to dedicate her life to her subjects. This was a pledge that she kept through an extraordinary 70 year reign that helped to shape and define an era.
The design is a mix of elements that represent tradition and history. Queen Elizabeth is seen as she appeared on her Coronation Day in 1953 wearing the Imperial State Crown. She is flanked by elegant flourishes that combine the floral emblems of Canada (the maple leaf) and the United Kingdom (Tudor rose, Scottish thistle, Welsh daffodil and Irish shamrock).
The obverse features a new tribute design combining the four effigies of Queen Elizabeth that have graced Canadian coinage since her coronation in 1953. The effigies span from showing the young Queen at the age of 27 at her coronation to the most recent effigy used through her 2022 platinum jubilee in 2022. The coin comes presented in a royal purple beauty box and a black presentation case. One ounce fine silver, HST/GST exempt.
Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926, and acceded to the throne on February 6, 1952 upon the death of her father King George VI. Her coronation was held on June 2, 1953. Her Majesty ruled with grace and dignity for more than 70 years until her death on September 8th , 2022.