The 2017 set is the first since 2004 (!) in which the Royal Canadian Mint has used pure platinum – a precious, refined, luxury bullion. The occasion was the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Since the 70th wedding anniversary is called a Platinum Jubilee, platinum – 99.95% – was used to mint the four coins making up the set. Each of the numismats has a slightly different size, and they are originally packaged in a special, wooden, elegant collector’s box.
The designers of the Royal Canadian Mint Marie-Elaine Cusson and Susanna Blunt took care of the refined, elegant character of the design. And the occasion was one of a kind, as it was 70 years since Elizabeth and Philip’s wedding in 2017. It is worth noting that Prince Philip, who died in 2021, was the oldest spouse of a British monarch in history. The couple lived to see four descendants – Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward.
Since Elizabeth II’s image traditionally appears on Canadian coins, such a special moment in her life as the round 70th wedding anniversary deserved a unique commemoration. Now you can become the owner of one of only 600 platinum sets!
Special features of the coin:
- Set of four platinum numismats
- Specially for Elizabeth II and Philip to commemorate their 70th wedding anniversary
- The only such original collector’s set
- A unique combination of coins in a box
- Commemorating an extraordinary marriage