Of the 61 British monarchs over a 1200 year history, Queen Elizabeth II is the first to celebrate 70 years on the throne. This two coin set issued jointly by Canada and the United Kingdom beautifully commemorates the platinum anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne. Each coin weighs one ounce of fine silver with a limited mintage of just 5,500 for both Canada and the UK combined.
Canada $20 Coin
Weight: 1 ounce fine silver (31.39 grams) Diameter: 38 mm Edge: serrated
The design by Canadian artist Pandora Young features a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as she looked in 1952, the year of her accession to the throne, while the double dates “1952 2022” commemorate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. The main image is flanked by two maple leaves, indicating the monarch’s 70 years of service to Canada. The obverse includes the denomination of “20 DOLLARS” and the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
United Kingdom £2
Weight: 1 ounce fine silver ( 31.21 grams) Diameter: 38.61 mm Edge: milled
The obverse design features a commemorative jubilee portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on horseback, framed by the royal garter bearing the motto “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE”. Inspired by regal emblems of the past, the reverse design displays the Royal Arms within a royal mantle.