The rare and noble metal platinum is fitting for this memorial tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled with grace and dignity for over 70 years, celebrating her Platinum Jubilee in her final year. The design features the Royal Cypher of Queen Elizabeth II, which combines Queen Elizabeth II’s initials “E II” (Elizabeth II) with her title initial “R” (for Regina, or “Queen” in Latin) and an image of St. Edward’s Crown. The cypher is bordered by acanthus leaves, a maple leaf and a Tudor rose.
The coin has a weight of one ounce of 99.95% pure platinum and is double dated 1952-2022, representing the years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign (released 2023). Mintage is limited to just 400 coins. HST/GST exempt.
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.
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.