In 1954, the world was introduced to a stunning grandiflora rose, the first of its kind. Named Rosa ‘Queen Elizabeth’, the now-beloved cultivar is an ever-blooming symbol that celebrates the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – especially on this 99.99% pure gold coin. Rising up from the engraved artwork, the coin’s intricate bloom is cast in 18-karat rose gold to resemble a real ‘Queen Elizabeth’ rose, whose enduring appeal is befitting its royal namesake. And with a low mintage of just 300 coins, this collector piece is an extraordinary floral tribute to Canada’s Queen, whose long reign is reflected in the history of one of Canada’s most beloved roses.
The reverse design by artist Anna Bucciarelli features a stylized arrangement of Rosa ‘Queen Elizabeth’ and ornate acanthus leaves. On the left side of the coin, a rose cast in 18-karat rose gold rises up from the coin’s surface and captures the sophisticated elegance of a ‘Queen Elizabeth’ rose in full bloom. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.