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Canada 2011 Continuity of the Crown #2 - Prince William of Wales $15 Monarchy Royalty Ultra High Relief Medallic Silver Proof

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A high relief, frosted cameo portrait of Prince William of Wales graces this gem, in the tradition of the finest medallic art!

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Sold out at the Mint! Talisman Coins and the Royal Canadian Mint are proud to present the new Continuity of the Crown program. Britain’s Royal Family has been central to life in Great Britain, its empire, and often the world, since William the Conquerer seized the throne in 1066. Since this time, kings and queens have adapted the monarchy to meet each age’s challenges. Today’s monarchy represents a continuous thread in British history, one that embodies a powerful sense of identity, memory, and affection.

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His Royal Highness, Prince William of Wales, in a photographic bust portrait.Continuity of the Monarchy
The series consists of three silver proofs. Each features two portraits, one on each side - making each a double-headed coin! The portrait of each prince in line of succession to the throne is struck in ultra high relief. The beauty of this high relief, medallic-style silver proof must truly be seen in person to be fully appreciated. The three princes in line for the throne are:

This photo shows the ultra high relief nature of the 2011 $15 Silver Proof from Canada commemorating Prince Harry of Wales, in the Continuity of the Crown coin program series.    • Prince Harry of Wales
   • Prince William of Wales
   • Prince Charles of Wales
   • Complete 3-Coin Silver Proof Set


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Prince William of Wales
Prince William of Wales KG FRS is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is second in the line of succession, behind his father, to the thrones of the sixteen independent states of the British Commonwealth, although he is resident in and most directly involved with the United Kingdom, the oldest of these realms. His younger brother, Prince Harry, is third in line to the throne.

Prince William was born on June 21, 1982 and baptized Prince William Arthur Philip Louis. After attending Mrs. Mynors, Wetherby, and Ludgrove Schools, he started at Eton College in September 1996. William visited Chile, Belize, and Africa before resuming his studies at St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland. Upon graduation from St. Andrews, William entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

His Royal Highness, Prince William of Wales of the House of Windsor, in an official engagement photograph with his fiancee, Kate Middleton. In December 2006, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Household Cavalry (Blues and Royals). In 2008, Queen Elizabeth appointed him Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. In 2009, the Prince transferred to the Royal Air Force, was promoted to flight lieutenant and underwent helicopter flying training with the aim of becoming a full time pilot with the Search and Rescue Force. As of Autumn 2010, he has completed his generic and special-to-type helicopter training and is now at RAF Valley on No. 22 Squadron performing co-pilot duties on the Sea King search and rescue helicopter.

As second in line to the throne, Prince William attends a number of important royal ceremonies such as the Trooping of the Color and Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph. In 2005, he represented Queen Elizabeth II at ceremonies commemorating the end of the 60th anniversary of the Second World War in New Zealand.

On 16 November 2010 it was announced that Prince William and his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton are to marry. The royal wedding was held at 11am on 29 April 2011 in Westminster Abbey, London. The engagement ring given to Middleton was the 18 carat sapphire engagement ring of Diana, Princess of Wales. Prince Harry served as William's best man.

Prince William is an active philanthropist and athlete who regularly joins his brother to play in polo matches through which money is raised for various charities.

The Prince William $15 Ultra High Relief Silver Proof is the second issue in the Continuity of the Crown, which commemorates the three princes of the Royal House of Windsor in line of succession to the throne. The individual portrait of each prince is struck in ultra high, medallic quality relief.

This photo shows the ultra high relief nature of the 2008 $15 Silver Proof featuring Victoria from CanadaClick here for all the coins in the Continuity of the Crown series!

Investment Note
Here's a coin with a lot of investment potential, to say nothing of cachet! The Continuity of the Crown silver proofs follow hot on the heels of the highly successful Vignettes of Royalty Series, which featured two firsts:
     1)  It was the first series of ultra high relief Canadian coins!
     2)  It was the first series of double-effigy coins in Canadian history!
These are therefore only the second series of double headed coins struck by the Royal Canadian Mint! Couple this with the very low mintage of only 10,000 and the unusual $15 denomination, and this looks like a sure winner.

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Technical Note
The Royal Canadian Mint is applying its expertise in the design, engraving and striking of medals and medallic art to this special series of coins. Each will feature a portrait struck in ultra high medallic relief. Each planchet or blank is individually hand-polished before it is quadruple-struck. The edge of the coin is plain, not reeded, unlike most Canadian commemorative and collector coins, in keeping with its medallic nature. Slight differences in the frosted cameo relief and proof-like fields are normal for this high-relief striking process, just as they are with high relief medals.

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Prince William $15 Silver High Relief in box
Obverse
An ultra high relief, frosted cameo portrait of His Royal Highness, Prince William of Wales. The legend PRINCE WILLIAM, the date and the denomination are also indicated.

Reverse
A frosted cameo portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.


Specifications

Country Canada
Year of Issue 2011
   
Face Value 15 Dollars
Weight 25.175 g
Diameter 36.15 mm
Mintage Limit    10,000
   
Finish Frosted Cameo Relief on a Proof-Like Field
Composition .925 Fine (Sterling) Silver
Edge Plain
   
Artist Laurie McGaw
Certificate Individually Numbered

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