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Queen Elizabeth II: 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty’s Coronation

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue May 8, 2013
Year 2013
Quantity 3,500,000
Denomination
PERMANENT™ (P)
Perforation or Dimension Simulated perforation
Printer Canadian Bank Note
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $2.05
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.40
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Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found on the carpet.

Layouts

Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 350,000
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Original Price: $6.30
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 32.25 mm x 39.75 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Philatelic Numismatic Cover

Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Original Price: $26.95
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 32.25 mm x 39.75 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

OFDC

Quantity Produced - 13,000
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Original Price: $1.63
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 32.25 mm x 39.75 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

Princess Elizabeth became Queen on February 6, 1952, after the death of her father, King George VI, yet the Coronation didn’t occur until 16 months later.

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2, 1953, at Westminster Abbey, the setting for coronations for more than 900 years. The Queen, along with The Duke of Edinburgh, rode to the Abbey in the gold State Coach pulled by eight grey geldings. Her dress, designed by Norman Hartnell, was white satin embroidered with the emblems of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. She also wore the George IV State Diadem, which appears on many earlier stamps. During the ceremony, it was replaced with the solid gold St. Edward’s Crown, made in 1661.

The portrait featured on this stamp was painted by noted Canadian artist Philip James Richards on the occasion of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. Officially unveiled in London, U.K. on June 6, 2012, the portrait, which now hangs in Rideau Hall, contains details that represent Her Majesty’s ties with Canada. The Queen is shown wearing her Canadian honours, with her hand resting near a copy of the British North America Act, 1867. The flag behind establishes a red and white colour scheme that repeats in the flowers, medals and carpet. Through the archway behind Her Majesty stands a 1838 portrait of Queen Victoria in her coronation robes, a copy of which graces the Governor General’s residence.

Creators

Design: Entro, Doreen Colonello.

Original Artwork

Philip Richards, Crown Collection, Official Residences of Canada, National Capital Commission
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