Who is Susanna Blunt?

Feb 17th 2021

Since 2003 Canada's currency has been using a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by artist Susanna Blunt. Susanna's effigy of the Queen is the second most used design ever. Since its introduction, it has been struck on all of Canada's circulated and most of their commemorative coins. Queen Elizabeth II has been idealized on coinage far more than any other ruler.

The Royal Canadian Mint is one of the largest, renowned Mints in the world. It offers a wide range of specialized, high-quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. The Canadian Mint will mention the name of the engraver or designer on the face of the coin. On Susanna Blunt's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, you will find a microscopic SB stamped on the Queen's collar to pay tribute to Susanna and her award-winning design.

Historically grading results with Canadian coins is not nearly as good compared to the US coins. It is extremely difficult to get an MS 70 graded coin.

It is rare to find Susanna Blunt signed labels,making some labels only a population of 1 to 5.