To mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, the first formal investiture of a new monarch in seven decades, the Royal Canadian is now offering new gold and silver coins for collectors.
Struck in 99.99% pure gold and silver, coins from the King Charles III Coronation collection feature His Majesty’s royal cypher, the Sovereign’s personal monogram, as their central design element.
"The coronation of a new monarch is a momentous event, and the first such ceremony in 70 years is unprecedented for many Canadians," said Marie Lemay, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "The Mint is proud to issue finely crafted collector coins that will preserve the memory of this historic occasion."
In total, four coins are available from the King Charles III Coronation suite, including:
- A Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar, retailing for $69.95 CAD and limited to a mintage of 25,000;
- A $5 Fine Silver Coin, retailing for $34.95 CAD and available while supplies last;
- A $10 Pure Gold Coin, retailing for $289.95 CAD and limited to a mintage of 6,500; and
- A $200 Pure Gold Coin, retailing for $4,199.95 CAD, the rarest piece in the King Charles III Coronation suite, limited to only 375 coins worldwide.
His Majesty’s Royal Cypher appearing on the reverse features his regnal number ("III"), along with the initials "C" and "R" that stand for "Charles" and "Rex" (the Latin word for "King"). These elements are topped by a stylized Tudor Crown. The obverse of each coin features the updated Susanna Blunt-designed effigy of the late Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by a special marking consisting of a vertical inscription of the dates "1952" and "2022", separated by four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins throughout the reign.
To order these coins, simply contact the Royal Canadian Mint directly at 1-800-267-1871 within Canada, 1-800-268-6468 within the US, or by visiting www.mint.ca.
In addition to being available for purchase directly from the Royal Canadian Mint via phone or online, these coins can also be found at the Royal Canadian Mint’s boutiques in Ottawa and Winnipeg, at select Canada Post outlets, and through the Mint’s global network of dealers and distributors.
New Canadian Circulation Coins Featuring Effigy of His Majesty King Charles III
In related news, the Government of Canada has also tasked the Royal Canadian Mint to design and place an effigy of His Majesty King Charles III on Canadian circulation coins. The Mint hopes to be able to share the design of this new effigy around the fall of this year.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. The Mint is 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 Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.