What’s next? The Queen has been on the throne for so many years, and it might be difficult to know what to do to celebrate a great occasion. But, a million dollar gold coin that weighs 220 pounds and is 21 inches in diameter is quite unusual, especially in these economically difficult times. Hey, it’s a Royal Tour to Canada and to New York, and I am excited about it as well. I just wanted to alert my readers so you can follow the tour on television and especially the Queen’s address to the General Assembly. The Canadian Centennial Navy celebration at Nova Scotia will also be spectacular. When I get the photos, I will post them. Spectacular.
On Friday, June 25, the world’s largest gold coin was auctioned for $4 million in Austria. The 2007 maple leaf coin has a face value of $1 million Canadian and features the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
Sale of the giant Canadian coin comes on the eve of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s visit to Canada.
ORO DIRECT, the Spanish precious metal trading company, placed the winning bid for the coin which is listed in the Guinness Book of records. The coin was sold as its previous owner had gone into bankruptcy. There are only five such coins minted.
The sale of the coin precedes Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s tour of Canada which begins today, 28 June. Canada’s provinces have been preparing for months, and newspapers are busy publishing reports of previous royal visits to Canada. The Queen has visited Canada 20 times over the years, and Prince Charles has just returned from a tour of the western provinces.
The Queen will address the GENERAL ASSEMBLY of the United Nations for the first time since 1957. The Royal Tour will begin in Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Manitoba and lasts from 28 June to 6 July. It will encompass CANADA DAY celebrations, awards ceremonies, tours, church services and receptions with as many as 8 engagements scheduled day.
Keep your eyes on the TV. This is going to be a spectacular trip. The great of the trip will be the 100th celebration of the Canadian Navy with ships from the United States, Germany, Denmark, France, joining the Canadian Navy in Nova Scotia. Spectacular film opportunities, for sure.
Heads up! This is going to be fun.