The young queen holds the Royal Sceptre, which is a longstanding symbol of office. Her Majesty also holds the Sovereign's Orb topped with a cross, representing her ceremonial role as the head of the Church of England. The obverse features a new tribute design combining the four effigies of Queen Elizabeth that have graced Canadian coinage since her coronation in 1953. The effigies span from the first young Queen design introduced in 1953 through to the most recent effigy used through her Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
Although Elizabeth became Queen upon the death of her father King George VI on February 6, 1952, it was felt that a festival such as a coronation was inappropriate during the period of mourning that followed the death of the preceding sovereign. On June 2, 1953, 27-year-old Queen Elizabeth II took the throne amid cheers and excited cries of Long live the Queen! This coin celebrates the life of Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled with grace and dignity until her death on September 8th, 2022. The design features Her Majesty as she appeared at her coronation on June 2, 1953.
She is seen enthroned at Westminster Abbey wearing Saint Edward's Crown, which is traditionally uséd only for the moment of crowning. Edward's Crown have been uséd to crown English and British monarchs at their coronations since the 11th century.The effigies span from the first young Queen design introduced in 1953 through to the most recent effigy uséd through her Platinum Jubilee in 2022. ABOUT CANADIAN COIN & CURRENCY. Canadian Coin & Currency is Canada####x2019;s largest full-service collector coin business. ######xA0; We are a top-level direct Royal Canadian Mint Authorized Dealer for both collector coins and precious metals, providing our customers with access to all Royal Canadian Mint new releases and many historic issues.
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