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Canada 2018 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation 65th Anniversary - 1953 Coronation Medallion Portrait Effigy $10 .9999 Pure Gold Proof GML GX L09 - MINTAGE 1,200

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A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II taken from her original 1953 coronation medallion graces this pure gold proof in this celebration of the Queen's remarkable rule. Tiny mintage limit of just 1,200, too!

As people around the globe celebrate the historic 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, this exquisite coin takes us back to that special day in 1953. Throughout the Dominion, the coronation was the event of the year. As the first coronation ever to be televised, it enabled people around the world to witness the mystery and splendor of an ancient royal ceremony. Across Canada, children gathered in school assemblies honoring the event, and a wave of excitement rippled among the youngsters as each child was given a bronze medallion with a portrait of their new monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This pure gold coin features the same regal portrait that captured people's hearts 65 years ago. It's an exceptional keepsake honoring Canada's beloved matriarch who continues to distinguish herself through her tireless devotion and service.

Extremely appealing low mintage of just 1,200 means this truly rare coin will be sought after by royalty 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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Obverse
Royal Canadian Mint engravers modeled this regal portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II based upon her effigy on the 1953 Coronation Medallion. The Queen is shown facing right and wearing St. Edward's Crown, with fine detailing highlighting features of the Coronation Gown and The Queen's pearl necklaces. The portrait is framed by the anniversary years (1953-2018) and face value (10 DOLLARS) that are engraved along the coin's outer edge.

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Reverse
The Royal Cypher of Queen Elizabeth II, EIIR ("Elizabeth II Regina"), and the legend CORONATE MCMLIII ("Crowned 1953").

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Packaging
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.

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Specifications
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 2018
   
Face Value 10 Dollars
Weight 7.8 g
Diameter 20 mm
Mintage Limit       1,200
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Certificate Individually Numbered
Artist Royal Canadian Mint engravers

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