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Canada releases coin to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II

The life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II is being commemorated on a collection of silver, gold and platinum coins.

On Jan. 26, the Royal Canadian Mint officially released the first of the souvenirs with the 2022 $5 fine silver coin and 2022 $2 special wrap roll.

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“The passing of Queen Elizabeth II is a pivotal event that the Mint is acknowledging with dignity and respect,” says Marie Lemay, the president and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.

“Our numismatic collection honouring her historic reign is both our thank you and farewell to the late Queen for her unwavering years of service.”

<who> Photo Credit: Royal Canadian Mint

The obverse of each numismatic coin is double-dated 1952-2022, with the dates separated by a Tudor rose. This inscription accompanies an overlay of the four effigies of Queen Elizabeth II that have appeared on Canadian coins since 1953.

With the exception of the special wrap roll circulation coins, the obverse design is exclusive to the Queen Elizabeth II’s Reign collection.

<who> Photo Credit: Royal Canadian Mint

The full collection includes:

  • The 2022 $20 fine silver coin – A Sense of Duty, A Life of Service*
  • The 2022 $300 pure platinum coin – Queen Elizabeth II’s Royal Cypher*
  • The 2022 $200 pure gold coin – Queen Elizabeth II’s Royal Cypher*
  • The 2022 $20 fine silver coin – Queen Elizabeth II’s Royal Cypher
  • The 2022 fine silver three-coin set – A Tribute to an Extraordinary Life*
  • The 2022 special edition proof silver dollar – The Imperial State Crown*
  • The 2022 $50 fine silver coin – Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation
  • The 2022 $50 fine silver coin – Queen Elizabeth II’s Reign
  • The 2022 $250 pure gold coin – The Imperial State Crown*
  • The 2022 $20 fine silver coin – The Imperial State Crown*
  • The 2023 collector’s edition non-circulation coin set
  • The 2023 collector’s edition non-circulation special wrap roll set
  • The 2023 collector’s edition non-circulation 50-cent special wrap roll

*Products with an asterisk are available for pre-order.

The 2022 $5 fine silver coin is priced at $34.95, and the 2022 $2 special wrap roll is priced at $79.95.

Both can be purchased at Mint.ca.

The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulating coins.



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