Canada and Britain issue joint Platinum Jubilee coin set


06 February 2022
The Royal Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint have unveiled a commemorative two-coin set in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, on the 70th anniversary of The Queen’s accession to the throne in 1952.

Marking an historic 70-year sovereignty over the two nations, the set includes two one-ounce fine silver coins, each baring a unique commemorative design and struck to Proof standard.

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Royal Mint Platinum Jubilee coin

The coin from The Royal Mint features a commemorative obverse design of The Queen created by John Bergdahl, who took inspiration from previous equestrian portraits of Her Majesty, adding the royal garter to create a truly unique portrait.

The experienced coinage artist also created the coin’s reverse design, which features an elaborate royal mantle design inspired by the coinage of William IV.

Royal Canadian Min coin

The coin from the Royal Canadian Mint features a reverse design by Canadian artist Pandora Young, who has captured Her Majesty as she looked in 1952, the year she became queen. Struck on Canadian coins since 2003, the coin’s obverse features the effigy of The Queen by Susanna Blunt, which depicts the experienced and much-loved monarch we know today.

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The unique collector’s item, with a limited mintage of 5,500, is presented in packaging featuring English and French to reflect the heritage of the two nations.

The release is the second collaboration between the two Mints, following a set to mark the Queen’s 95th Birthday celebrations in 2021, and forms part of The Royal Mint’s international growth strategy – engaging with coin collectors all over the world.

Nicola Howell, Chief Commercial Officer at The Royal Mint said:

“The Platinum Jubilee is a once in a lifetime occasion, and we are celebrating with one of the largest ever coin collections made by The Royal Mint. On the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne, we are delighted to reveal a new two-coin set in collaboration with Royal Canadian Mint. The set has been beautifully crafted and offers a unique way for collectors to mark the historic occasion.”

“The Mint is proud to have commemorated many milestones in the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and we are awed and honoured to be witnessing history as we join Canadians and fellow Commonwealth citizens in celebrating her Platinum Jubilee,” said Marie Lemay, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.  

“We are delighted to have partnered with The Royal Mint to create a fine silver two-coin set that conveys our two nation’s sincere congratulations on this extraordinary achievement.”