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Canada 2011 Continuity of the Crown #3 - Prince Charles of Wales $15 Monarchy Royalty Ultra High Relief Medallic Silver Proof

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A high relief, frosted cameo portrait of Prince Charles 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, struck with ultra high, medallic quality relief. 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 Charles of Wales, in a photographic half figure 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 Charles of Wales
Prince Charles, the eldest son of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was born on November 14, 1948 and was christened Prince Charles Philip Arthur George. Today, Charles is the Heir Apparent to the British throne. He is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history.

Charles took his seat in the House of Lords on February 11, 1970 and began training as a jet pilot with the Royal Air Force (RAF) Cranwell in March 1971. That September, he followed in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and both great-grandfathers by beginning his naval career. He attended the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and served aboard HMS Norfolk and two frigates. In 1974, The Prince qualified as a helicopter pilot and joined 845 Naval Air Squadron. Two years later, he took command of HMS Bronington for his last nine months in the Navy.

In the most watched wedding of the modern era, Charles famously married Lady Diana Spencer on July 29, 1981. They had two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Their marriage was dissolved on August 28, 1996 and nine years later, The Prince married Mrs. Camilla Parker Bowles.

Their Royal Highnesses, Princes William and Harry of Wales of the House of Windsor, in a their military uniforms. Much of the Prince’s role involves supporting the Queen as a focal point for national pride; embodying stability; inspiring unity across all segments of society; and promoting the importance of volunteerism. The Prince also provides a voice for those groups who might otherwise not be heard by writing letters, meeting with influential people, giving speeches, writing articles and appearing on television programs.

Charles is well-known for his charity work and sponsors The Prince's Trust, The Prince's Regeneration Trust, and the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment, among other charities. He has been outspoken concerning architecture and the conservation of old buildings and has produced a book on the subject called A Vision of Britain. He has also promoted herbal and other alternative medical treatment.

The Prince Charles $15 Ultra High Relief Silver Proof is the third issue in the Continuity of the Crown Program, 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 Charles $15 Silver High Relief in box
Obverse
An ultra high relief, frosted cameo portrait of His Royal Highness, Prince Charles of Wales. The legend THE PRINCE OF WALES, 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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