In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen becomes the first British monarch to reach a Platinum Jubilee. To mark this historic occasion, The Royal Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint are proud to present this two-coin set. Presented in packaging featuring English and French to reflect the heritage of the two nations, it comprises two one-ounce fine silver coins struck to Proof standard.
The coin from The Royal Mint features a commemorative portrait of The Queen created by John Bergdahl, who took inspiration from previous equestrian portraits of Her Majesty, adding the royal garter to create a truly unique portrait. The experienced coinage artist also created the coin’s reverse design, which features an elaborate royal mantle design inspired by the coinage of William IV.
The coin from the Royal Canadian Mint features a reverse design by the artist Pandora Young, who has captured Her Majesty as she looked in 1952, the year she became queen. Struck on Canadian coins since 2003, the coin’s obverse features the effigy of The Queen by Susanna Blunt, which depicts the experienced and much-loved monarch we know today.