Description

2021 marks the Queens 69th year on the throne, she is Britain's longest-reigning monarch and she was the only British monarch to ever turn 95 whilst still on the throne.

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. She has reigned through various wars and conflicts involving many of her realms. Times of personal significance have included the births and marriages of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, her coronation in 1953, and the celebration of milestones such as her Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees in 1977, 2002, and 2012, respectively.

Issued as part of a 2-coin set with a 2 Pounds UK silver proof.

Obverse

Depicts ornamental flourishes and the four effigies of Her Majesty that have appeared on Canadian coins since 1953 (clockwise from the top): the “uncrowned” effigy by Susanna Blunt (2003-present); the 1990-2002 “diademed” effigy by Dora de Pédery-Hunt; the 1965-1989 “tiara” effigy by Arnold Machin; and the 1953-1964 “laureate” effigy by Mary Gillick.

ELIZABETH II
2021
D • G • REGINA

Reverse

Depicts the Queen Elizabeth II Equestrian Statue. Country name, mintmark and value above.

Unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1992, the sculpture was created by Jack Harman of British Columbia (1927-2001) in recognition of the 40th year of her reign and as part of Canada’s 125th anniversary celebrations. She is depicted riding astride her horse Centenial, a gift from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to mark their 100th anniversary. The bronze statue is one and a half times larger than life, standing at 4 metres tall. It is the world’s first equestrian statue of Her Majesty The Queen.

Designers: Royal Canadian Mint Engravers / Jack Harman

CANADA 20 DOLLARS

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.9999
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Canadian Mint (Maple Leaf)

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