In honour of the upcoming wedding of Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle, the Royal Canadian Mint – which is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins - is releasing a silver collector coin.
Designed by Canadian artist Joel Kimmel, the reverse design of this coin features an engraving of one of the official engagement photos of the royal couple-to-be. three genuine Swarovski® crystals edge the portrait, recalling the design of the couple's three-stone diamond engagement ring. The effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, designed by Canadian artist Susannah Blunt, appears on the obverse. "The Mint has a proud history of celebrating royal milestones and crafting a silver collector coin to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their marriage is our latest expression of Canada's special attachment to the Royal family," said Sandra Hanington, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.
The Royal wedding coin
The 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin has a limited mintage of 15,000 and retails for $104.95. It can be ordered starting now by contacting the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or online at www.mint.ca.The coin will soon be available at the Royal Canadian Mint's boutiques in Ottawa and Winnipeg, as well as through the Mint's global network of dealers and distributors. The silver collector’s coin was revealed at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), which Harry, a well-known advocate for mental health, toured in 2017.