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  • The Royal Mint and The Royal Canadian Mint have partnered for a unique set celebrating HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 95th birthday
  • The set contains two one ounce coins struck in fine silver and finished to Proof standard to celebrate The Queen's sovereignty over Canada and the United Kingdom.
  • Limited mintage of 6,500

April 6 2021 – The Royal Mint and The Royal Canadian Mint have teamed up to celebrate the 95th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a special coin set featuring fine silver keepsakes crafted by both Mints. The set contains two one ounce coins struck in fine silver and finished to Proof standard to celebrate The Queen's sovereignty over Canada and the United Kingdom.  The coin from The Royal Mint features a floral design by Timothy Noad on the reverse whilst the obverse bears the fifth definitive coinage portrait of The Queen by Jody Clark.  Canada’s tribute to the shared sovereign’s personal milestone consists of a pure silver coin featuring a detailed engraving of the first-ever equine statue of Queen Elizabeth, proudly sculpted and displayed in Canada’s national capital.  This unique collector’s item is available as of today.

“The Mint has a time-honoured tradition of commemorating milestones in the historic reign of Queen Elizabeth II and we are proud to mark her 95th birthday through a unique collector keepsake,” said Marie Lemay, President and CEO of the Canadian Mint. “We are especially pleased to have been able to collaborate with The Royal Mint on this special project.” 

The Royal Mint’s CEO Anne Jessopp comments: “It is wonderful to work with the Royal Canadian Mint to celebrate the 95th birthday of HRH Queen Elizabeth.  This joint set offers a beautifully crafted and unique way for collectors to mark the milestone.”

The Royal Mint recruited British heraldic artist Timothy Noad to design its pure silver coin. Its reverse, dated 1926-2021, includes the Royal Cypher, floral emblem of the nations of the United Kingdom, as well as the inscription “MY HEART AND MY DEVOTION”, from the Queen's first televised Christmas message in 1957.  The obverse features the effigy portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Royal Mint designer Jody Clark.  This portrait was launched in September 2015 in conjunction with Queen Elizabeth becoming Britain’s longest-serving monarch.

Canada’s contribution to the 2021 Two-Coin Set - A Royal Celebration features elegant imagery of Her Majesty on both sides of a 1 oz. pure silver coin.  The reverse displays a reproduction of The Queen Elizabeth II Equestrian Monument, sculpted in 1992 by Canadian artist Jack Harman and unveiled by Her Majesty on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.  This majestic monument, showing the Queen astride her horse Centenial, presently graces the entrance to Rideau Hall, the official residence of Canada’s Governor-General. The obverse is a numismatic history showcase, with fine engravings of all four effigies of Queen Elizabeth to have appeared on Canadian coins throughout her reign.

The two-coin set, limited to a mintage of 6,500, is packaged in a black presentation case bearing the logos of both mints. The packaging includes a certificate of authenticity for each coin and a serialized card with a message from both mints.

This special collectible is available on the Roya Mint Website, xxx or from the Canadian Mint at www.mint.ca.

 

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 Coin Specifications

Coin title

2021 $20 Fine Silver Coin – The Queen Elizabeth II Equestrian Monument

The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen 2021 UK One Ounce Silver Proof Coin

Denomination

$20 CAD

£2

Issuing Authority

Canada

UK

Alloy

99.99% Pure Silver

999 Ag Fine Silver

Weight

31.39g

31.21g

Diameter

38mm

38.61mm

Obverse Designer

The 2003-present 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.

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Royal Canadian Mint Engravers

Timothy Noad

Quality

Proof

Proof

Additional Features

N/A

N/A

Limited Edition Presentation

6500

 

RRP

£200

 

 

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About The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint has an unbroken history of minting British coinage dating back over 1,100 years. Based in the Tower of London for over 500 years, by 1812 The Royal Mint had moved out of the Tower to premises on London’s Tower Hill. In 1967 the building of a new Royal Mint began on its current site in South Wales, UK, to accommodate the minting of UK decimal coinage. Today The Royal Mint is the world’s largest expert mint and has three main focuses as a business: Currency, Precious Metals and collectable and historic coins.

The Royal Mint Experience

The Royal Mint entered the tourism business in 2016 when it opened its popular visitor centre, The Royal Mint Experience, at its home in Llantrisant, South Wales. The attraction welcomes around 100,000 visitors a year.

About the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. The Mint is one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.  Follow the Mint on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

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