This fine silver collectable coin with gold plating commemorated the first visit by the British monarchy to Canada's parliament buildings. The late 1930s were a time of tumult for the British monarchy. King George V passed away in January 1936. His son Edward VIII's ascension was short-lived, leaving his brother, George VI, to take the throne. The Government of Canada, unable to issue a commemorative coin in time for George VI's 1937 coronation, decided to celebrate His Majesty's planned royal visit in 1939 and thus this commemorative silver dollar was born.
All collectable coins have been previously owned. Conditions will vary.
Metal Type: Silver
Diameter: 50 mm
Special Features: Gold plating
Packaging: RCM branded wood case with graphic box and certificate (some minor damage to graphic box)
Artists: Emanuel Hahn (reverse), Humphrey Paget (obverse)