Set of 3 x 1 oz 2022 Queen Elizabeth II: A Tribute to an Extraordinary Life Silver Coins | Royal Canadian Mint
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Hold onto your memories of an extraordinary reign and monarch with this three-part celebration of life
Queen Elizabeth II was born a princess, but wasn’t destined to reign until fate intervened. Suddenly the heiress presumptive at the age of 10, a young Princess Elizabeth accepted her destiny with grace, putting a lifelong sense of duty and a deep love of her country and the Commonwealth above all else.
This fine silver set is a three-part, photo-inspired celebration of an extraordinary life and reign. Packaged in an informative presentation folder, each coin commemorates a different chapter in the life story of Queen Elizabeth II, from princess to long-reigning queen. And together as one set, these coins will forever preserve the legacy of the beloved Queen of Canada.
- A complete set. Packaged in an informative presentation folder filled with informative content and images.
- Includes a biography booklet. Each complete set includes a special biography booklet that tells Queen Elizabeth II’s story.
- Pure silver. All three coins are crafted in 1 oz. of 99.99% pure silver and feature a stunning proof finish.
- A nation remembers. As Canada bids farewell to our beloved Queen, this affordable fine silver set will ensure both this historic moment and an extraordinary reign are preserved as a part of your collection.
- A limited collectible. Only 7,500 sets are available to collectors worldwide.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE
The Royal Canadian Mint's three-coin A Tribute to an Extraordinary Life series is a celebration of an extraordinary life. Each coin is inspired by a famous photograph and represents a different chapter in the life story of Queen Elizabeth II, from princess to long-reigning monarch.
Marked by a small Tudor rose, the tribute obverse combines the four different effigies that have graced Canadian coins since Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953. This homage obverse is only featured on the numismatic coin in the Queen Elizabeth II’s Reign
DID YOU KNOW?
- Queen Elizabeth II was named after her mother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, while her two middle names honour her great-grandmother, Queen Alexandra, and her grandmother, Queen Mary.
- Queen Elizabeth II was the first monarch to be proclaimed Sovereign of Canada upon her accession to the throne.
DESIGN & ARTIST
- Coin #1 – Childhood
The reverse design is based on a 1929 photograph of Queen Elizabeth II, then a young Princess Elizabeth, with her father, the future King George VI.
- Coin #2 – Princess in the Military
The reverse design by Canadian artist Neil Hamelin features Princess Elizabeth during the Second World War as she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service.
- Coin #3 – Royal Visit
The reverse design is based on a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II in Halifax, N.S., during the Canadian Navy Centennial celebration held on June 29, 2010.
- On all three coins:
Double dated to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s historic reign, the tribute obverse is marked by a Tudor rose and features the four effigies of Queen Elizabeth II that have appeared on Canadian coins since 1953 (left to right): the 2003-2022 effigy by Susanna Blunt; the 1990-2002 effigy by Dora de Pédery-Hunt; the 1965-1989 effigy by Arnold Machin; and the 1953-1964 effigy by Mary Gillick.
These coins are individually encapsulated and packaged in a folder filled with informative content and images.
ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
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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|Susanna Blunt; Dora de Pédery-Hunt; Arnold Machin; and Mary Gillick (obverse)|
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