Since 1971, highly sought-after collector issue silver dollars have been issued by the Royal Canadian Mint to mark some of the most important events in Canadian history. For 2022, this special edition proof silver dollar expands the long tradition, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Mintage is limited to 25,000 coins. HST/GST exempt.
The Platinum Jubilee design features a double portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. In the foreground, Her Majesty is presented in three-quarter view and radiates wisdom gained through her 70-year reign. Next to her is a portrait of her younger self in 1952, shortly after her accession to the throne. The ornate frame includes several maple leaves that serve as an additional tribute to her role as the Queen of Canada. The obverse features the date “2022” and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
When Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II began her reign in 1952, the 25-year-old monarch could not have known the kinds of challenges Canada and the world would face, or how much progress she would witness. In many ways, the Queen of Canada came of age alongside this nation, embracing new and exciting developments, and adjusting to an ever-changing world with grace and dignity. Now, as Canada celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this special edition proof silver dollar reflects upon the journey of our modern monarch and celebrates her 70 years of service.