2020 $10 O Canada Guard

SKU: 623932103238

RCM Number:
178138
Country: Canada
Year: 2020

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Description

This 2020 $10 fine silver coin features the Changing of the Guard ceremony in Ottawa, where the Band of the Ceremonial Guard leads the procession. It is one of Canada’s most recognized military traditions and a popular summertime attraction in the nation’s capital. Every morning from late June to late August, the Changing of the Guard ceremony brings pomp and musical pageantry to Parliament Hill. Dressed in scarlet tunics and tall bearskin hats, the Ceremonial Guard performs colourful drills and marches to the sounds of the regimental band.  Mintage is limited to 10,000.  HST/GST exempt.

 

The Design:

The reverse includes the curve text “CANADA” above a maple flourish and the year “2020”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

 

Did you know?

That the first Guard Mount on Parliament Hill took place on July 2, 1959. In addition to the ceremony on Parliament Hill, the Ceremonial Guard also performs sentry duties at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and at Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General of Canada. The Ceremonial Guard is comprised of members of the Canadian Armed Forces. They uphold the customs and traditions of two Guards regiments, the Governor General’s Foot Guards (GGFG) and the Canadian Grenadier Guards (CGG). If you see them in person, look closely at the colour of the plume in the bearskin hat: a red plume represents the GGFG while a white one represents the CGG. The bearskin hats worn by Canada’s Ceremonial Guard are carefully maintained and are all more than 20 years old. 

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 10 Dollars
Year: 2020

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 34mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 15.87 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.51 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Artist: Pandora Young
Finish: Matte Proof
Series: O Canada
Quantity Produced: 10,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: O Canada


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