Throughout its history, Canada has seen the portraits of five monarchs on its coins. This collection features one coin from the reign of each monarch.
The collection starts with a coin that is over 100 years old from the reign of Queen Victoria. The Queen Victoria Large Cent was issued from 1876-1901. It was minted in .950 copper and is larger than a current 25-cent coin.
Next is a King Edward VII 5 Cents coin from 1902-1910. The coin was minted in .925 silver and is much smaller than a current 5 Cents coin.
The third coin is a King George V 10 Cents from 1911-1936. This coin was minted in .800 silver.
Next is a King George VI 25 Cents from 1937-1952. The coin was minted in .800 silver and was the first 25 Cents to feature the familiar moose design.
The final coin is a Queen Elizabeth II 50 Cents from 1953 - present. This coin was minted in .800 silver until 1967 and 1.000 nickel thereafter.
The obverse of each coin depicts a portrait of the monarch.
There are 5 coins in the set. Each coin is a different denomination, so it is a royal portrait collection and a set of all Canadian coins from the Penny to 50 Cents.
The collection comes in a custom display with a Certificate of Authenticity.