History was made when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited Canada in 1939. It was the first time a reigning monarch had ever travelled to North America. The royal tour was more than two years in the making; a grand, 29-day voyage across Canada from east to west and back again—almost 14,000 kilometres by rail.
Item Number: 130052
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with custom beauty box
- From a popular archival photograph, this coin design is engraved with a unique RCM engraver’s touch for royalty watchers and history buffs. It showcases one of the most memorable moments from the tour.
- Limited to 5,000 coins worldwide and expertly crafted in 99.99% fine silver and beautifully enhanced with an antique finish usually only seen on medals—a unique gift celebrating a pivotal moment for Canada and its close relationship with the monarchy.
The reverse features the King and Queen standing on the waving platform located at the back of the final car of the royal train. It served as the focal point of their arrival and departure from every stop along the tour and is the point where the couple would disembark and board the train. The King is in military dress and the Queen is elegantly dressed wearing white gloves, pearls and fur cuffs. Both are smiling and engaged in happy dialogue, evidently enjoying their latest visit as they travel across Canada.