MORE FACES OF THE MONARCH
As a Commonwealth country, Canada has included an e gy of the monarch on its coins since The Royal Canadian Mint started production in 1908.
Four versions of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1953, 1965, 1990, 2003) have appeared. In 2002, a 50-cent Golden Jubilee circulation coin was issued, replicating the 1953 Canadian Coronation Medallion.
The third e gy, 1990-2002, became the first created by a Canadian portraitist, Dora de Pédery-Hunt. Canadian artist Susanna Blunt has designed the current e gy, which chooses to portray The Queen for the first time in the style chosen by her father, George VI, for his coinage, without a crown.