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Platinum Jubilee Display
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Platinum Jubilee Display

Explore the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II in a special display of Canadian currency, postage stamps and specimens of platinum to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. 

Since 1952 when Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne, her image has been represented everywhere in the Commonwealth and her presence has graced many venerable institutions, including the Canadian Museum of Nature. 

In 2010, the museum's newly opened glass tower was officially dedicated the Queens' Lantern, in honour of both Elizabeth II and her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, after whom the Victoria Memorial Museum is named. The Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, were present for the official unveiling of the Queens' Lantern and the commemorative plaque.  

Be sure to visit the lantern to view this special assemblage of coins, banknotes, stamps and platinum specimens. Learn interesting facts about platinum—a prized and rare element. 

This display was made in partnership—and artifacts were provided by—the following organizations: Bank of Canada Museum, Canada Post Corporation, and Royal Canadian Mint. 

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiling a plaque.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiling a plaque to dedicate the new Queens' Lantern in 2010.

A display case with mineral specimens.

A display of Canadian banknotes and coins.

Three small display cases and a banner with the jubilee emblem.