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Canada 2007 Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip Mountbatten 60th Wedding Anniversary - Lion Rampant and St. George Slaying the Dragon $50 5 Ounce Pure Silver Proof

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A huge, low-mintage, .9999 fine pure silver beauty - the second ever 5 ounce silver proof from Canada!

Sold out at the Mint!Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Wedding Anniversary with this stunning, yet affordable, 5 ounce silver proof, fit for a queen! Centuries-old symbols adorn the obverse, including the royal lion rampant and St. George, patron saint of England, slaying the dragon. The shields are from the respective Coats of Arms of Her Majesty and Prince Philip and the mascots are mounted on the state vehicles they travel in. This coin is sure to be the crowning glory of any collection!

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and her new husband, Prince Philip Mountbatten, on their wedding day, November 20, 1947A Royal Wedding
Princess Elizabeth was just 13 years old when she met her future husband, Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten. A distant cousin of hers, and Prince of Greece and Denmark, the handsome naval officer was often present at the social functions she attended.

Seven years later, they announced their engagement and the wedding was set for November 20, 1947. The couple was married at Westminster Abbey in London and the event proved to be an uplifting celebration for a nation eager to recover after years of war. Like any other young bride during the post-war era, Princess Elizabeth collected clothing coupons for her dress and the celebrations were fairly understated for such an important royal event, but that did not diminish the joy that was felt throughout the country by the people who watched the ceremony on television.

Now, 60 years later, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary. As one of the most enduring and best-known royal couples in history, they can be confident in the admiration and joy that will be felt throughout the world.

Investment Note

Here's a coin with a lot of investment potential, to say nothing of cachet! It's huge (over 2-1/2 inches in diameter) and stuck in the purest silver refined anywhere in the world - .9999 fine! It's also only the second 5 ounce silver coin ever minted by Canada and has an extremely low mintage of only 4,000! Despite all this, it is reasonably priced. Perhaps most importantly, the first 5 ounce silver Canadian silver coin, the 2006 Four Seasons Silver Maple, sold out at the mint in less than a month! This is certain to sell out too, so get yours today!

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Technology Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This five ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse

QEII 5 Ounce in box The shields from the coat of arms of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Mountbatten of Great Britain are depicted, as well as the royal mascots, St. George slaying the dragon and the lion rampant. The legend ELIZABETH & PHILIP and the dual dates 1947 - 2007 mark the commemoration. The denomination is 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 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 2007
   
Face Value 50 Dollars
Weight 155.5 g
Diameter 65 mm
Mintage Limit    4,000
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Steve Hepburn
Certificate Individually Numbered

 

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
In 2007 we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the marriage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to Prince Philip. Princess Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926 and was just ten years old when she unexpectedly Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Imperial State Crown and holding the Sceptre with the Cross and the Orbbecame 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 in to mourning and then acceded to the throne at the relatively young age of twenty-six in 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.

Indeed, on her 60th wedding anniversary, 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 ten different Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom. For more than fifty years, she has served the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as well as the British Commonwealth, which includes Canada and more than forty other countries.

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