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On July 22, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis became the newest member of Canada's royal family. Third in line for the throne, and prince of the hearts of royal watchers everywhere, young George's birth was met with all of the joy and fanfare that accompanies such a happy event. This beautiful 99.999% pure gold coin commemorates the birth and royal family bonds of young Prince George, highlighting his connection to generations of royals.
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• The Royal Canadian Mint commemorates the royal family bonds of young Prince George with a special pure gold coin highlighting his connection to generations of royals.
• Celebrate an important moment in the history of the monarchy.
• Your coin is GST/HST exempt and has a limited worldwide mintage.
The reverse image presents Canadian artist Cathy Sabourin's interpretation of a photograph by Camera Press and features a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with three generations of heirs to the throne: Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George. Seated in the lower right quarter of the image, Her Majesty smiles from an elegant chair. She is attired in hat, coat, gloves, and pearls and wears a maple leaf brooch. Behind her, Prince Charles stands with his hands on the chair back. He and Prince William, who stands beside him on the left side of the image, are smiling and are attired in suits and ties. Prince William holds Prince George in his arms. The infant wears his long christening robes and sits contentedly in his father's arms with his hands crossed before him.
Though George's arrival and name were quickly announced around the world via the Internet, the young prince's entry into the public realm has been otherwise deeply intertwined with the history of the House of Windsor—the current royal house of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. In accordance with tradition, Prince George inherits his title and designations from his father, the current Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, and Baron Carrickfergus. In addition, the little prince's second and third names, Alexander and Louis, bear important historical connections to royal tradition and beloved ancestors of the present royal family.
• It was Prince George's great-great-great-grandfather, George V, who officially changed the name of the royal line from the German "Saxe-Coburg" and "Gotha" to the English "Windsor" in 1917. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II reinforced her grandfather's proclamation in 1952 and 1960 when she officially declared that thenceforth she and all of her descendants bearing the title Prince
and the style Royal Highness
would also bear the surname "Windsor."
• Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II became Queen of the Commonwealth on June 2, 1952. Her son, Prince Charles, is the current heir to the throne. His son, Prince William, is second in line—making William's son, Prince George, third.
• George's birth marks only the second time in history that Britain has hosted three living heirs to the throne of separate generations. The first instance occurred during the reign of the long-lived Queen Victoria.
• Although being heir to the royal throne carries with it the weight of years of history, Prince George arrives at a time when the monarchy itself is changing in step with modern society. Many royal-watchers are eagerly waiting to see what kind of approach George's grandfather, Prince Charles, and father, Prince William, will take not only to the throne but also to the rearing of this young heir.
• In her 2013 Christmas address from Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II spoke about her growing family, the happy occasion of her grandson's christening on October 23, 2013, and the hope and happiness for the future that the new child has brought to the Royal Family.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.
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Faces of the monarch
As a Commonwealth country, Canada has included the likeness—or 'effigy'—of the reigning monarch on its coins since the Royal Canadian Mint started production in 1908.
Four different versions of the current monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, have appeared over the years: in 1953, 1965, 1990 and 2003. The Mint also issued a special 50-cent Golden Jubilee circulation coin in 2002, replicating the effigy of Her Majes