1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 75th Anniversary of the First Royal Visit - Mintage: 5,000 (2014)
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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 75th Anniversary of the First Royal Visit - Mintage: 5,000 (2014)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 75th Anniversary of the First Royal Visit - Mintage: 5,000 (2014)

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$139.95 CAD
Mintage: 5,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only
2 per household

90% SOLD!

History was made when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited Canada in 1939. It was the first time a reigning monarch had ever traveled to North America, and for a young nation eager to flex its muscles of independence, the royal tour provided the perfect opportunity. Eight years earlier, a number of colonies had gained full sovereignty from British rule under the Statute of Westminster; for Canada, the Royal Tour would breathe life into that legal document in a real and dramatic way.

The royal tour was more than two years in the making; a grand, 29-day voyage across Canada from east to west and back again—almost 14,000 kilometres by rail. The royal train featured the best carriages that Canadian Pacific and the Canadian National Railway had to offer, with two specially fitted convertible McLaughlin-Buicks on board to tour the royal couple in cities and towns along the way.

The King and Queen arrived in the city of Québec aboard HMY Empress of Australia on May 17, 1939. Huge crowds of adoring well-wishers waited to greet them; a scene that was repeated again and again as the royal train made its way from the city of Québec to Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary and Vancouver where the King and Queen where ferried to Victoria escorted by naval ships and air force.

The return trip followed a more northerly route through Jasper and Edmonton. Every village and town greeted the King and Queen with the same enthusiasm that had welcomed them in the city of Québec. At Niagara Falls, the royal train made a detour to the United States before returning to Canada near Montreal. From there, it traveled through Quebec's Eastern Townships, up the St. Lawrence River to St. John and Charlottetown. In Halifax, the King and Queen gave their farewell radio address, but this would not be their final function. After leaving port on June 15th aboard RMS Empress of Britain, the Royals visited Newfoundland, their final stop in the historic royal tour that will forever reign as a turning point in Canada's evolution into a mature and sovereign nation.

A highly limited mintage is sure to make this a sought-after coin for collectors and British monarchy fans worldwide. Avoid disappointment, order yours today!

Special features:
  •  From a popular archival photograph, your coin's design is engraved with a unique touch for royalty watchers and history buffs as it showcases one of the most memorable moments from the tour.
  •  Expertly crafted in 99.99% fine silver and beautifully enhanced with an antique finish usually only seen on medals—your coin is a unique gift celebrating a pivotal moment for Canada and its close relationship with the monarchy.
  •  Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited worldwide mintage.

Design:
Your coin features the King and Queen standing on the waving platform located at the back of the final car of the royal train. It served as the focal point of their arrival and departure from every stop along the tour and is the point where the couple would disembark and board the train. The King is in military dress and the Queen is elegantly dressed wearing white gloves, pearls and fur cuffs. Both are smiling and engaged in happy dialogue, evidently enjoying their latest visit as they travel across Canada.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a custom beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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Reviews

Royal Visit Review

5

This coin is absolutely unique and gorgeous! The design makes you feel that you are watching the Royal Visit in person! I absolutely love this coin!

TeeBee

Huntsville, AL

Yes

A link to 75 yrs ago

5

This was a gift to my Mom who as a young woman of 18 years went to see the King &Queen in Halifax during the Royal Visit. She loved the gift and it brought back memories of her youth and that special day for her. It was rather neat to give her the coin over the Christmas season and her 94th birthday

rockman

St Johns NL

Yes

Great reminder of seeing Royal visit

5

My Mom celebrates her 94th birthday early Jan 2015 and she enjoyed this coin as a reminder of her seeing the King and Queen in Halifax 75yrs ago as an 18yr old . She is an avid Royal watcher and has pictures of the Royal Visit 75 years ago . This will add to the memories of that very first Royal visit to Canada and Newfoundland prior to it joining Canada in 1949

rockstar

StJohns NL

Yes

great i like it a lot

4

It is great i got it from the post office for a gift for his birthday the that one for me because how i like it from there

sparky

Delta b.c

Yes

Favourite coin of 2014

5

This coin has become a favourite of mine. The detail is amazing and the design well executed. My mother, who had the opportunity to see the Royal couple on their visit to Canada and on the rail car as depicted, keeps her coin with the Royal Visit materials she collected as a little girl. Well worth the price for the memories and enjoyment it has brought her.

Terry

Ontario Canada

Yes

Excellent historical depiction

5

Great addition in sync with my collection objectives

rec

Manitoba

Yes

Love it

5

Well I am collecting coins right now. I will keep this coin.

Rainbow

Toronto

Yes

Only coin worth to buy on MAY

5

This is the only coin worth to buy on May, unique beautiful coin with great details! But TOOOOOOO expensive!

Vertigo

Calgary

Yes

So Different!

5

I'm so glad I bought this coin. The pictures on RCM's website really do not show the strange yet interesting texture of this coin. It looks like it would be a very high relief design but it really isn't. When I opened the box I was surprised at how it appears to be almost like newsprint on an old newspaper. It's very unique and interesting and the texture of the design is difficult to describe in writing. This is really one of my most interesting coins and I love the subject matter. I'm fascinated by royalty and the lives they lead and this goes back to a time in which I would've liked to have lived. I will admit, I don't know that much about King George but he seems to have been very popular and I think this coin is fitting because it shows him the way people saw him. I only wish the box was made of a bit thicker card stock. Mine had slight damage, but it's annoying! The coin itself is flawless, however, so I won't lose any sleep over it.

JasonWPG

Winnipeg

Yes

antique silver beautiful finish low mint

5

a great way to celebrate the the anniversary of the king and queen visit to Canada another great coin to add to my collection

coination

montreal

Yes

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 75th Anniversary of the First Royal Visit - Mintage: 5000 (2014)

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Specifications

  • No.130052
  • Mintage5,000
  • Compositionfine silver (99.99% pure)
  • Finishantique
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistSusanna Blunt (obverse)

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