2021 Canadian A Royal Celebration 2-Coin Set
In honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's 95th birthday, the Royal Canadian Mint and The Royal Mint are pleased to present this two-coin set that celebrates our shared sovereign. Her Majesty is our first reigning monarch to reach a 95th birthday—a personal milestone that is cause for celebration in 2021. Beautifully rendered and presented side by side, these 1 oz. silver coins form a lovingly crafted, two-nation tribute to Her Majesty on this momentous occasion.
1. The reverse design features The Queen Elizabeth II Equestrian Monument by sculptor Jack Harman (1927-2001). It depicts Her Majesty riding astride her horse, Centenial. The statue was unveiled by Her Majesty on July 1, 1992 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. The obverse features ornamental flourishes and the four effigies of Her Majesty that have appeared on Canadian coins since 1953 (clockwise from the top): the effigy by Susanna Blunt (2003-present); the 1990-2002 effigy by Dora de Pédery-Hunt; the 1965-1989 effigy by Arnold Machin; and the 1953-1964 effigy by Mary Gillick.
2. The reverse features a symbolic design by British heraldic artist, Timothy Noad. Behind the Royal Cypher, The Queen's royal heritage and symbols of the British nations are represented by a posy filled with thistles, daffodils, roses and shamrocks. The reverse also bears the inscription, "MY HEART AND MY DEVOTION", referencing a promise The Queen made in her 1957 Christmas speech and has kept ever since. The obverse features the effigy portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Jody Clark.