The Royal Canadian Mint has announced the release of its first issue for the countdown to the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. Struck in 999/1000 Fine Silver, the $20 coin has the additional feature of an embedded Swarovski-style crystal on the reverse design.
With a low edition limit of just 15,000, the new release may well prove to be the first sell-out issue for the Diamond Jubilee – a celebration that is certain to attract many sell-out pieces.
The Diamond Jubilee will be marked on the weekend of 2 June 2012 by a variety of events, including an official pageant on the Thames, a concert in Buckingham Palace and the lighting of 2012 beacons across the UK.
But it will also be marked by significant issues in the numismatic world – which judging by the strength of past Royal pieces, will doubtless prove to be highly sought after. As such, we will endeavour to update regularly on new releases for the Diamond Jubilee as news becomes available.