Queen Elizabeth II is Britains 40th monarch since William the Conqueror was crowned in 1066. Her coronation took place on June 2, 1953, more than a year after the death of her father, King George VI.On September 9, 2015 Queen Elizabeth II passed an historic milestone, becoming the longest reigning British monarch. As of April 216, 2016, she will have lived for 32,873 days, exceeding the previous record of 29,828 days (81 years and 243 days) set by her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. What a design for a one troy ounce, regal pure silver maple leaf. This low mintage, proof-finish, pure silver coin by Canadian artist Tony Bianco is enhanced with luxurious color that draws the eye to the Royal Cypher (EIIR), St. Edwards Crown and the garter sash.
A high-tech glittering engraving effect simulates the sparkle of the diamonds (the Queen's birthstone) on the diamond-encrusted maple leaf brooch (an historic and highly symbolic piece of jewelry)! The overall design is one of celebration, heightened by the flowing form of the garter sash and the frieze of maple leaves.The swirling pattern at the top of the design includes a stylized Tudor rose, and evokes a sense of fireworks in honor of a Sovereign monarch who is admired and beloved throughout the world. Both Canada and Australia have released appropriately regal. And upscale silver and gold proofs to mark the 90th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth. We encourage you to check out all these elegant, investment-grade coins! Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Was born on April 21, 1926 and was just ten years old when she unexpectedly became heir presumptive to the throne. When the King's health began to deteriorate in 1951, the young princess readily assumed many of her father, King George VI's. 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.
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 Sovereigns scepter-with-cross, representing temporal power, and the Sovereigns 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.Indeed, on her Diamond Jubilee. Is arguably the world's most popular and best-known monarch. She is currently the second-longest-serving head of state in the world, and the longest-serving British or English monarch in history.
Her reign of nearly two-thirds of a century has seen twelve different Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom. For well over 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.
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin. The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world.
The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a. This one troy ounce silver proof coin is 99.99% pure! Edwards Crown, and the garter sash, while a high-tech glittering engraving effect makes the diamond-encrusted maple leaf brooch sparkle!The legend beneath Queen Elizabeth II's. Royal cypher marks the anniversary: 90TH BIRTHDAY. The date and denomination are also indicated. 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. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears. The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.
The Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. The collective term Crown Jewels refers to the regalia and vestments worn by the sovereign of the United Kingdom during the coronation ceremony and at various other state functions. These include the following objects: the crowns, scepters, orbs, swords, rings, spurs, colobium sindonis, dalmatic, armill, and the royal robe or pall, as well as several other objects connected with the ceremony itself. The oldest set of Crown Jewels, dating from the Anglo-Saxon period, were lost by John of England near the Wash in 1216.
A replacement set was made shortly afterwards which was later joined by the addition of Welsh prince Llywelyn's coronet in 1284. This replacement set was stolen from Westminster Abbey in 1303 although most, if not all, were recovered days later from the window of a London jeweler's shop (resulting in dire consequences for the shopkeeper).Oliver Cromwell melted down most of the original Crown Jewels of his era after the establishment of the Commonwealth in 1649. Upon the Restoration of Charles II, most of the regalia had to be replaced. The only pieces to survive from before the Civil War are three swords and a spoon. The British Crown Jewels easily constitute the most valuable jewelry collection in existence. The three most impressive pieces are described below; all can be seen in the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II earlier in this presentation. The Scepter with the Cross. Was made in 1661, and is so called because it is surmounted by a cross. In 1905, it was redesigned to incorporate the Cullinan I, also known as the Great Star of Africa, which at over 530 carats (106 g) is the largest cut diamond in the world. During the coronation, the monarch bears the Scepter with the Cross in the right hand.
A type of globus cruciger, is a hollow golden sphere made in 1661. There is a band of jewels running along the center, and a half-band on the top hemisphere. Surmounting the orb is a jeweled Cross representing the Sovereign's role as Defender of the Faith. For a part of the coronation, it is borne in the Sovereign's left hand.
Of all the Crown Jewels, the most valuable is. Featured on this magnificent coin. The Crown is generally worn at the end of a coronation when the new monarch departs from Westminster Abbey and is not traditionally the actual crown used at the moment of coronation. However it was actually worn during the ceremony by Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, both of whom complained about the weight of the normally-used crown, St.
The Imperial State Crown is of a design similar to St. Edward's Crown; it includes a base of four crosses pattee alternating with four fleurs-de-lis, above which are four half-arches surmounted by a cross. Inside is a deep purple velvet cap with an ermine border.
The Crown includes an incredible number of precious gems, including 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies! Among these are several world-famous jewels. The cross atop the Crown is set with a stone known as St. Edward's Sapphire, a sapphire taken from the ring (or possibly coronet) of Edward the Confessor.
The Black Prince's Ruby is set on the front cross pattee. Furthermore, the famous Cullinan II Diamond, or Lesser Star of Africa, is set on the front of the Crown. The Black Prince's Ruby. The Black Prince's Ruby is actually a bead-shaped spinel weighing roughly 170 carats (34 g), that is, the size of a chicken egg! It is one of the oldest of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, with a known history dating back to the middle of the 14th century and having been in the possession of the British kings since it was given in 1367 to its namesake, Edward of Woodstock (the "Black Prince").Until fairly modern times, all red gemstones were referred to as "rubies". It was only relatively recently that the rarer spinel has been differentiated from the more common ruby. The two gemstones can be distinguished on the basis of hardness and density - a ruby is slightly harder and denser than a spinel. The two stones can also be told apart by their optical properties: a true ruby is dichroic while a spinel is singly refractive.
The Cullinan Diamonds (Stars of Africa). The original, intact Cullinan Diamond was found by Frederick Wells, surface manager of the Premier Diamond Mining Company in Cullinan, Gauteng, South Africa on June 25 1905.
It is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found, at 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g). The stone was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan, the owner of the diamond mine. The stone was bought by the Transvaal government and presented to King Edward VII of Great Britain. However, transport from South Africa to England posed a bit of a problem with regard to security.
The actual diamond was in fact sent to England in a plain box via parcel post! The Cullinan was cut into three large parts by Asscher Brothers of Amsterdam, and eventually into some 11 large gem-quality stones and a number of smaller fragments. The largest polished gem from the stone is named Cullinan I or the Great Star of Africa, and at 530.20 carats (106.04 g) was the largest polished diamond in the world until the 1985 discovery of the Golden Jubilee diamond (545.67 cts), also from the Premier mine. Cullinan I is now mounted in the head of the Scepter with the Cross. The second largest gem from the Cullinan stone, Cullinan II or the Lesser Star of Africa, at 317.40 carats (63.48 g), is the third largest polished diamond in the world and is also part of the British crown jewels, as it forms a part of the Imperial State Crown.
Both gems are on display at the Tower of London, as parts of the British crown jewels. The item "Canada 2016 Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Royal Cypher Crown, Sash $20 Silver" is in sale since Wednesday, April 06, 2016. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.