$15 Sterling Silver Coin – King George V (2008)
The third coin in the series
The third coin in the series features George V (reigned 1910-1936). He granted Canada its own coat of arms (1921) and declared red and white the official colours of Canada. Grandfather of the current Queen, he was the only king-emperor to visit India, and also initiated the monarchy's annual Christmas broadcasts. This crowned portrait of King George V appeared on Canadian coins from 1911 to 1936.
This series of coin effigies retraces 170 years from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II. Each design has been approved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, preserving the tradition that has governed the preparation of all royal effigies for centuries.
The Mint's first double-effigy coins are unlike anything coin collectors have seen before. Featuring for the first time an ultrahigh relief that was traditionally reserved for medallic art, each effigy has been struck four times, painstakingly worked by hand and then polished to achieve a mirror-like effect.
A reproduction of the effigy of King George V that appeared on Canadaâ€™s 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50-cent coins from 1911 to 1936 as well as the one dollar coin of 1936.
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