2023 St. Edward's Crown Proof Gold Coin | Royal Canadian Mint
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A rare sight: The most revered of all the British Crown Jewels, the all-gold coronation crown inspired this coin’s reverse.
It is the revered symbol of royal authority, history and tradition. The centuries-old St. Edward’s Crown is only worn once in a monarch’s reign and only at the very moment of crowning—the moment when the historic headpiece is reverently placed upon the new sovereign’s head, marking the culmination of accession. The centrepiece of the British Crown Jewels and royal regalia, the all-gold coronation crown is easily recognized by the crosses pattée that inspired this 99.99% pure gold coin’s reverse, where the engraved cross is similarly adorned with an array of gemstones.
A pure gold, gemstone-adorned ode to the coronation crown.
- The coronation crown. The centrepiece of the British Crown Jewels, the centuries-old St. Edward’s Crown used to crown Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 and His Majesty King Charles III in 2023 inspired this extraordinary pure gold collectible.
- High demand, low mintage. Only 225 coins are available to collectors worldwide. Previous crown- and tiara-themed coins sold out quickly, and given the historic headpiece represented on this exquisite collectible, it is sure to be a sought-after piece too.
- Special certificate. In addition to the serialized certificate, your coin comes with a special certificate that confirms the authenticity of your gemstones.
Your coin is individually encapsulated and presented in a premium Royal Canadian Mint-branded wooden case with a black beauty box, with an additional certificate of authenticity for its gemstones.
Assortment of gemstones
This is the first time the Royal Canadian Mint featured a wide variety of gemstones on one coin. Its reverse features nine white sapphires, two emeralds, a ruby and one aquamarine.
St. Edward’s Crown is exclusively used to crown British sovereigns and is only worn once in a reign. It is rarely removed from the Tower of London, meaning this representation of its front cross pattée may be the closest you’ll get to the real thing.
DID YOU KNOW?
Heavy is the head that wears this crown, which weighs 2.23 kilograms (almost five pounds). From 1702 until 1911, the St. Edward’s Crown was simply carried during each coronation procession and placed on the altar in Westminster Abbey for the ceremony, but never actually worn by the new monarch—it was thought to be too heavy. That changed in 1911, when King George V was crowned with the St. Edward’s Crown, and it has crowned all British monarchs since.
When the St. Edward’s Crown was commissioned in 1661, the cost of buying the gems was deemed too prohibitive; instead, the jewels were rented for each coronation and replaced with imitation stones for public viewing. Its jewels were set permanently in 1911.
Your coin’s reverse features a representation of the front cross pattée from St. Edward’s Crown, the centuries-old coronation crown and the centrepiece of the British Crown Jewels. Bordered by a row of beads inspired by the crown, the engraved heraldic cross is studded with nine white sapphires, two emeralds, a ruby and one aquamarine. The coin’s obverse features a curved line pattern and the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign.
St. Edward's Crown
The most hallowed of all the British Crown Jewels and royal regalia, the St. Edward’s Crown is only used on the monarch’s coronation day. It was commissioned for the coronation of Charles II in 1661 as a replacement for the original crown, which dated back to King Edward the Confessor (hence the name) but was melted down by parliamentarians in 1649. The “new” St. Edward’s Crown is composed of a solid gold frame set with 444 precious and semi-precious stones, including amethysts, aquamarines, garnet, peridot, rubies, topazes, tourmalines and sapphires. Similar to the medieval crown that inspired its design, the St. Edward’s Crown is distinguished by four crosses pattée (like the one featured on your coin), four fleurs-de-lis and gold bead-adorned arches that surround the ermine-trimmed velvet cap.
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The Royal Canadian Mint is known as one of the most reputable mints in the world. The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint opened in 1908 and was renamed The Royal Canadian Mint in 1931 when control was transferred to the Canadian government. The Royal Canadian Mint is renowned for producing some of the highest quality and purity of gold and silver bullion coins and bars in the world. Their high standards for excellence and quality allowed them to be the first refinery to manufacture 9999 fine gold bullion coins in 1982, as well as the first to reach 99999 fine gold purity in 1999.
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