Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died

Started by eurocoin, September 08, 2022, 07:35:59 PM

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Statement from the Royal Canadian Mint:

We join our fellow Canadians, citizens of the Commonwealth, and others around the world in mourning the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our deepest condolences go out to members of the Royal Family.


Statement from the Singapore Mint:

In memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II portrait has graced many minted coins and banknotes. She will be dearly missed by millions around the world.


Statement from the Germania Mint:

At this unspeakably sad time, along with the entire numismatic community, to whom the effigy of Her Late Majesty the Queen has been so close for the past 70 years, we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom 🇬🇧


Statements from the Perth Mint and its CEO Jason Waters:

After minting coins featuring the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years here at The Perth Mint we're honouring her Majesty's life with a day of mourning. With all minting presses stopped for the day, we would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to The Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom at this sad news of her passing. May you rest in peace, Your Majesty - you will be missed by us all.


Perth Mint offers condolences to The Royal Family

The Perth Mint today expressed sympathy to The Royal Family with the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II overnight. "On behalf of The Perth Mint I would like to express our sincere condolences to The Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II," Perth Mint CEO Jason Waters said. "As a former branch of the British Royal Mint we are proud to have used the Queen's effigy on our coins over the course of her term as reigning monarch. As a mark of respect, The Perth Mint will not produce any coin bearing the Queen's effigy today. Our Australian flag will fly at half-mast for 10 days at both The Perth Mint and the refinery. The Queen has had a significant lifetime of achievements, many of which have been featured on Perth Mint coins, including her Platinum Jubilee this year."



Statement from the New Zealand Mint:

We are saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and the longest-reigning British monarch. She has adorned our coins for many years. There will be some changes to our coin release schedule, so please bear with us.


Statement from the Czech Mint, which amongst other things mints collectors coins for Niue:

The first coins of the Czech Mint minted under the licence of a foreign issuer (at that time sold under the trademark of Smart Coins) saw the light of day in 2011. Reactions to the coins originating fromt the Czech Republic, whose necessary attribute was the portrait of Elizabeth II, were mixed. However, the initial negative emotions of collectors and investors - confusion or even dislike - quickly turned into understanding and respect. The personality of Britain's favourite monarch certainly played a role in this, as she lent our coins some of her unique charm. Her distinguished profile, struck in gold, silver, platinum or palladium, was an integral part of our lives for twelve years - we will miss her and our customers will certainly miss her too...


Cook Islands first to present an 'in memory' coin.


In Germany (Reppa) and Liechtenstein (Coin Invest Trust), they are always very quick with these kinds of things. Not sure what to think about it. I have made a separate topic for coins issued for the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II here. So far 3 coins are available for sale, although based on the product images it seems that only the Cook Islands piece of Coin Invest Trust has already been minted.



As we mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we are writing to assure you that the Mint will continue to meet all existing customer commitments while complying with royal succession protocols.
We have a comprehensive plan to keep serving our customers as we go through this historic change. This plan is designed to minimize disruption to you and to the Mint, which means that all existing series and subscriptions will be honoured.
We are naturally cooperating with the Government of Canada to begin the transition to a new obverse for all Canadian coins. In the meantime, we have also developed a plan to commemorate Her Majesty's historic reign and we will share details as soon as possible.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to continue serving you as we enter a new era in the history of the Mint and of Canadian numismatics.


While the federal govt belatedly announced a federal holiday to observe the queen's passing, it came with many caveats. Regulated industries like airlines and banks which come under federal purview have been excluded. Further, every province has been left to decide whether they would observe any such holiday.
Among the provinces, only BC and PEI have decided to institute a one time statutory holiday. All the other provinces, and especially the big ones, Ontario and Quebec have made no plans. Quebec has gone so far as to rebuke the notion that the Quebec nation owes allegiance to the crown in a motion in its parliament. 
I don't personally feel one way or the other about the future of the monarchy, however even I'm quite surprised there's virtually no national style mourning for our head of state; I think this is a taste of things to come. The ambivalence common people feel towards the institution and politicians reflecting it in their inaction for Canada's longest serving Queen speaks volume in an ironic sense. It is yet to be confirmed whether Charles would appear on the money in its traditional form on the heads side, but it's starting to look even more remote