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Canada 2015 Gold Maple Leaf & Queen Elizabeth II Effigies #3 - Dora de Pédery-Hunt 1990 Portrait Effigy $10 .9999 Pure Gold Reverse Proof GML GX

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The Canadian maple leaf and the third coin effigy of Queen Elizabeth II (by artist and sculptor Dora de Pédery-Hunt) grace a pure gold proof in this celebration of the Queen's remarkable rule. This is the third of a this popular series featuring the four effigies of Her Majesty to appear on Canadian coinage since 1953!

Sold out at the Mint! The glorious Canadian maple leaf and the beloved Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada – two icons that for more than sixty years have symbolized Canada and its collective sense of identity. The Royal Canadian Mint proudly celebrates the remarkable reign of Queen Elizabeth II with a new series featuring the four effigies of Her Majesty that have appeared on Canadian circulated coinage since 1953. Extremely appealing low mintage - only 1,000 - means this truly rare coin will be sought after by Gold Maple Leaf collectors for years to come!

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Sculptor Mary Gillick created this image of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 for use on coinage.Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926 and was just ten years old when she unexpectedly became heir presumptive to the throne. Almost immediately, she began to prepare for her future role and her official duties grew steadily throughout her teens. When the King's health began to deteriorate in 1951, the young princess readily assumed many of her father, King George VI's, responsibilities.

With her father's passing in 1952, Princess Elizabeth went into mourning and then acceded to the throne at the relatively young age of twenty-six on June 2, 1953. By this time she was a seasoned public figure, her years of service a strong indicator of what the Commonwealth could expect of its new queen. Today about 128 million people live in the 16 countries of which she is head of state.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, in her official coronation photographic portrait by renowned artist Dorothy Wilding.On that rainy day in June, 1953, an estimated three million people lined the streets of London to catch a glimpse of the Coronation procession, while millions more crowded around newly-purchased television sets to watch the investiture of Britain's youngest sovereign since Queen Victoria. For many, the Coronation represented the beginning of a hopeful new Elizabethan era.

In her glittering Coronation portrait, Elizabeth wears the Imperial State Crown. She holds the Royal regalia incorporating the Sovereign’s scepter-with-cross, representing temporal power, and the Sovereign’s orb, symbolizing the Monarch's role as Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England. On her right hand, Her Majesty wears the Coronation ring and on both wrists are golden armills. Please see the article at the end of this presentation for more information and images of the Crown Jewels, such as Elizabeth wears in this portrait.

Indeed, on her Diamond Jubilee, Queen Elizabeth II is arguably the world's most popular and best-known monarch. She is currently the fourth-longest-serving head of state in the world, and the fifth-longest-serving British or English monarch. Her reign of over half a century has seen eleven different Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom. For sixty years, she has served the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as well as the British Commonwealth, which includes Australia, Canada and more than forty other countries.

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QEII Effigies #3 $10 Gold ProofTechnology Note
The marvelous minting technology of the Royal Canadian Mint has brought us the world’s smallest pure gold coin, in a purity (99.99%) that puts other, larger gold coins to shame!

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Two gold maple leaves on a single sprig. The date of issue and denomination also appear.

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Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the third effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist and sculptor Dora de Pédery-Hunt. The legend reads ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God").

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

Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Imperial State Crown and holding the Sceptre with the Cross and the Orb in her official coronation portrait by Sir Cecil Beaton
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2015
Face Value 10 Dollars
Weight 7.8 g
Diameter 20 mm
Mintage Limit       1,000
Finish Reverse Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
Certificate Individually Numbered
Artist Celia Godkin (Gold Maple)
Dora de Pédery-Hunt (QEII Portrait)

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