Royal Canadian Mint commemorates 60th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with strikingly painted 25-cent collector coin

Royal Canadian Mint commemorates 60th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with strikingly painted 25-cent collector coin

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Ottawa, Ontario, November 20, 2007  – To celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the RCM has created an oversize nickel-plated steel coin adorned by a fully painted reproduction of the British Royal Family's Glass State Coach, which transported a young Princess Elizabeth to her wedding at Westminster Abbey. The design of this coin is the work of Robert Ralph Carmichael, the famed artist behind Canada's celebrated "Loonie". Limited to a mintage of 35,000, this outstanding coin bears a 25-cent denomination and retails for $21.95 CDN.

"The historic reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has reached a new milestone and the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to have issued a commemorative coin which celebrates the 60th wedding anniversary of Canada's ruling monarch and His Royal Highness Prince Philip," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "The Mint's exceptional painted coins have captured the imagination of Canadians from coast to coast and we are pleased to issue our latest painted coin on such a memorable occasion."

The coin is being sold via the RCM's toll-free direct marketing service (1-800-267-1871 in Canada or 1-800-268-6468 in the US), via the Internet at www.mint.ca, or by visiting the Mint's boutiques in Ottawa and Winnipeg. This product is also available from the RCM's global network of dealers and distributors.

The RCM, an ISO 9001-2000 certified company, is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. The RCM is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the RCM, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.

Images of this new RCM collector coin are available by visiting ftp://communications:RCM2007@ftp.mint.ca.

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Alexandre Reeves
Manager, Communications
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