The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada, following their historic wedding on April 29, 2011, with a limited-edition gold coin collector coin. It will be minted from 22-karat gold and feature a design similar to the Royal Wedding $20 Silver Coin, which was issued in April.
The $200 gold coin features a portrait of the Royal couple designed by Laurie McGaw of Guelph, Ontario and engraved by Mint Engraver Jose Osio. Maples leaves and a stylized Tydor rose accent the design and inscriptions read “CANADA”, “$200 DOLLARS”, and “2011”. A glittering white Swarovski element is included to celebrate the wedding.
The obverse of the coin carries the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, created by Susanna Blunt in 2003.
Each coin has a composition of 91.67% gold and 8.33% silver and is struck in proof quality. The mintage is limited to 2,000 coins worldwide and an ordering limit of three coins per household is imposed. The price for each coin is $1,199.95 CAD.
The coins are available from the Royal Canadian Mint website at www.mint.ca.
Future “royal-themed” coins from the RCM will be offered for sale as Canada counts down to the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on February 6, 2012. These include Continuity of the Crown series in ultra high relief silver, portraying Princes William, Harry and the Prince of Wales, as well as a variety of coins celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.