In commemoration of the bicentenary anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, the Royal Canadian Mint has adorned a new gold coin with a young profile of Queen Victoria, called in Canada as "Mother of Confederation”.

The design of the reverse is a reproduction of a profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria (1855), from the Library and Archives of Canada. The original profile was framed by a floral pattern with some added maple leaves, adding a classic flourish to this magnificent coin. “Canada” and the double dates "1819 – 2019" are inscribed on the reverse.

The obverse features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt, along with the monetary denomination of the coin, 10 dollars.

The new coin is struck in 99.99 pure gold, with a maximum mintage of only 1500 pieces.

One of the most loved monarchs ever, Queen Victoria was instrumental in shaping Canada's character and institutions. Many Canadian cities, buildings, and streets still bear her name today. Queen Victoria’s birthday is still celebrated in most provinces and territories in Canada.

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Source: Royal Canadian Mint