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  • 1 Dollar 1978-1987, KM# 120, Canada, Elizabeth II
  • 1 Dollar 1978-1987, KM# 120, Canada, Elizabeth II
Obverse

Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara.

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara was a wedding present in 1947 from her grandmother, Queen Mary, who received it as a gift from the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland in 1893 on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of York, later George V. Made by E. Wolfe & Co., it was purchased from Garrard & Co. by a committee organised by Lady Eve Greville. In 1914, Mary adapted the tiara to take 13 diamonds in place of the large oriental pearls surmounting the tiara. At first, Elizabeth wore the tiara without its base and pearls but the base was reattached in 1969. The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara is one of Elizabeth's most recognisable pieces of jewellery due to its widespread use on British banknotes and coinage.

ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA means Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen.

Engraver: Arnold Machin

ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA

Reverse

A voyageur and an aboriginal travelling by canoe, carrying bundles of which one bears the initials "HB" for Hudson's Bay Company, are surrounded with the facial value and the inscription "CANADA".

Engraver: Emanuel Hahn

CANADA
HB
EH
1968
DOLLAR

Edge

1 Dollar

2nd portrait, Small portrait
KM# 120 Schön# 66.3
Characteristics
Material Nickel
Weight 15.62 g
Diameter 32.13 mm
Thickness 2.62 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 120.1, KM# 120.2
Mint
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)

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