Regardless of how you feel about the institution of the monarchy, there’s something to be said about tradition and rituals. The St. Edward’s Crown is the coronation crown, brought out only to be worn at the monarch’s crowning moment. The original crown is said to have been used since the crowning of Edward I in 1272, but the current crown was made from remnants of the original crown, which was broken up by order of Parliament in 1649.
The crown was remade for the crowning of Charles II in 1661. It’s a very special crown in British history. Take a peek into the heritage behind the St. Edward’s Crown Royal Canadian Mint Coins minted to commemorate the coronation of King Charles III.
St. Edward’s Crown $20 Fine Silver Coin
This silver coin has a face value of $20, but its real value is much higher due to its composition of 99.99% pure silver with gold-plated embellishments and embedded glass stones. The coin depicts the crosses-pattée on the crown. This coin is a beautiful rendition of the crown, making it the perfect memento to mark the historic crowning of Charles III. Only 6,000 coins have been minted, so this coin may sell out quickly.
St. Edward’s Crown $250 Pure Gold Coin
This King Edward coin has a face value of $250, but it too, has a much higher value than the coin itself. Its composition is 99.99% pure gold and it includes white sapphires, emeralds, ruby and aquamarine to represent the crosses-pattée of the crown. The coin weighs 60.08 grams.
The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Elizabeth II with the double date of her reign. Only 225 of these coins are available to collectors. It comes encased in a wooden case with a special certificate that confirms the authenticity of the coin.
The History of the St. Edward’s Crown
In the real coronation crown, the 444 jewels were rented for the coronation and removed once the coronation was over, until 1911 when George V had the jewels set permanently. George V was also the first regnant to be crowned with the crown in over 200 years. For many coronations, the crown was only carried in procession.
Due to its weight of almost 5 pounds, it was considered too heavy to wear. Elizabeth II also wore the crown at her coronation. The crown jewels are typically kept in the Tower of London. The King Edward’s Crown is a lovely symbol of royalty that is very seldom brought out for actual use.
Collect Coins To Commemorate Coronation Day
The Royal Canadian Mint has previously minted many coins representing special crowns and tiaras of the Royal Family. These coins are very popular with coin collectors and Anglophiles. If you have a special anniversary in 2023 that coincides with the coronation, you’ll appreciate this rendition of the St. Edward’s Crown coin that you can display and enjoy for years to come.
Check out a variety of Royal coins available from Colonial Acres Coins. Find a great selection of items that honour all the monarchs crowned since the 1900s, including this King Edward VIII medallion. Remember the heritage of royalty that dates hundreds of years into the past. If you love the pomp and circumstance of regal ceremonies, you’ll enjoy collecting coins that depict those traditions.
Colonial Acres Coins has coins that represent Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, and many of her famous tiaras. Even though you may never wear the crown, you can celebrate the crown jewels through coins. Shop with Colonial Acres Coins to find special coins for you and your loved ones.