Coins are often seen as a window on history, especially when looking back on those monarchs who have figured so prominently in the events of the past. The likenesses of the English royal family have graced Canadian coins for almost 150 years, the images of kings and queens immortalized in silver and gold. Coins and medallions featuring their regal portraits have been arranged here in a simplified illustration of the royal family tree, from the youthful likenesses of Princes William and Harry, back to the iconic portrait of Queen Victoria. For those of you who own coins depicting some or all of these monarchs, you have the ability to truly hold a piece of history.

Royal Family Tree