Canada is getting a new commemorative coin and stamp for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in February, Canada Post and the Royal Canadian Mint are launching a unique commemorative stamp and new silver coin.
On February 6 – 70 years after Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne in 1952 – the Canadian Post Office unveiled its commemorative stamp, featuring a profile of the Queen.
The silver colored design resembles a British Royal Mail postage stamp, although this will be the first time this ‘classic profile’ has been used on a Canada Post.
In addition to the image of the Queen, the platinum jubilee stamp issue also features a Canadian emblem.
For those who want to take a piece of history home with them, or just for those who have a letter to post next week, the new design will be available online and in post offices from Monday 7th February 2022.
That’s not all, the Royal Canadian Mint and the Royal Mint have teamed up to also release a two-coin set to mark the occasion. Each institution has created a silver coin with a tribute to Queen Elizabeth and her 70 year reign.
The Royal Mint version features a portrait, while the Royal Canadian Mint alternative features a design showing Elizabeth as she looked in 1952, the year she became Queen.
Both are commemorative coins and not circulation coins, meaning you won’t find them in your change. Instead, they can be purchased online as a package.
In a press release, Canadian Heritage confirmed that Canada will also be celebrating the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s reign in many other ways throughout the year.
These include the hanging of commemorative banners in Ottawa, the lighting of federal buildings on June 2 and a new exhibition on the terrace of Château Laurier.
In a message shared on the eve of the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne, the Queen shared a message with the public via Twitter thanking her for her support over the years.
“On this anniversary, I am pleased to renew to you the promise I made in 1947 that my life will always be dedicated to your service,” she said.
She concluded, “I hope this anniversary will bring families and friends, neighbors and communities together – after difficult times for so many of us – to enjoy the celebrations and reflect on the positive developments in our everyday lives. Day lives that have so happily coincided with my reign.”