The Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II

Portrait 30

Date of Original Image: Unknown (probably between 2010 and 2011)
Image:
The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s head of state, is an engraving by Jorge Peral, Vice-President, Design and Master Engraver with Canadian Bank Note Company Limited. It is based on a photograph taken by Ian Jones, especially commissioned by the Bank of Canada and replicated for the holographic image.(Information and portrait from the Bank of Canada.)
Continuing with the Bank of Canada's informal images of Her Majesty, the image on the $20 dollar note issued in 2012 was commissioned by the Bank of Canada and provided in co-operation with Buckingham Palace. Wearing her traditional pearls (usually worn in informal images) and a plain dress, it is a refined yet matronly image of The Queen. Her Majesty is also depicted as an image in the security feature on the front and back of the note (see below).

Use of this Portrait:
  • Bank of Canada $20.00 issues of 2013 and 2016 (polymer).

© Peter Symes 2012


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