5 dollars – The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Approved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and hand polished to proof perfection, this coin crafted in 99.99% pure gold bears the Official Diamond Jubilee Emblem for Canada.
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a themed wooden collector box within a beauty box featuring the official Diamond Jubilee Cypher to commemorate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Collection
The year 2012 marks the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II—a celebration of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne in 1952.
Celebrations in Canada and around the world will acknowledge The Queen’s lifetime dedication and service to her subjects, the Commonwealth and innumerable charitable causes.
Don’t miss out on these special edition Queen’s Diamond Jubilee coins. They will be among the most treasured coins for years to come.
The Royal Cypher: A Sovereign’s Monogram
A royal cypher is a monarch’s identifier, much like a coat of arms. Cyphers have been used by British royals since the time of Henry VIII. They generally feature the monarch’s initial and titles, often beneath a symbol of rule, such as a crown. Unlike monograms that interweave letters, royal cyphers display each letter distinctly.
Queen Elizabeth II’s monogram,EIIR, features her initials, E II (Elizabeth II), and her title initial, R (Regina, Latin for Queen), below an image of St. Edward’s Crown which has been used for British coronations since the restoration of the monarchy and coronation of Charles II in 1661.
The Royal Cypher is imprinted in the insignia of orders, decorations, medals and on badges. In Canada—a constitutional monarchy that recognizes Her Majesty as its head of state—it is common for this cypher to be surrounded by a wreath or garland of maple leaves, symbolizing the unique union of the Queen’s power and the sovereignty of the Canadian people.