2018 $25 FINE SILVER COIN HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II: MATRIARCH OF THE ROYAL FAMILY
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the first monarch to be crowned ‘Queen of Canada’ and it is our third time to portray her on a repoussé-inspired coin. She witnessed key turning points in world history, and shone as a luminary through periods of unprecedented change. Special antiquing heightens the historic essence of this coin, the final issue in this must-have subscription celebrating Canada’s beloved monarch.
Item Number: 168857
Composition: 99.99 % fine silver
Weight: 33.56 g
Diameter: 36.07 mm
Face Value: $25
Artist: Bonnie Ross
Packaging: Standard maroon clamshell with black beauty box
- The Mint’s THIRD repoussé-inspired coin ever, an ancient technique that results in an astounding relief that rises an incredible from the surface of the coin!
- A rare, must-have example of repoussé, executed with modern technology that takes this ancient art form to unparalleled heights. Its struck relief exceeds 5mm off the surface of the coin.
- Special antiquing creates the allure of a 19th-century coin, and the deep indentations that would normally appear on the obverse of a repoussé-inspired coin have been filled with silver to create a flawlessly smooth surface—a stunning blend of two technologies spanning centuries!
- A highly collectible keepsake in this historic subscription celebrating The Queen’s life from princess, to young queen, to royal matriarch with repoussé-inspired coins.
The reverse image by Emily Damstra presents a frontal portrait of a wolf in one of Canada’s many forested regions. Gazing directly into the eyes of the viewer, the wily hunter bears a peaceful yet studious expression, as it stands immobile behind the fall foliage that partially conceals its presence. Finely engraved details and special finishes combine to add texture and dimension to this wildlife portrait, as evidenced by the crisply rendered facial features and the guard hairs that protect the wolf’s neck. Green, red and golden hues highlight select maple leaves that frame the wolf’s face, and provide a hint of the famously colourful transformation of Canada’s beloved emblem.