Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

“How the Queen Changed the Face of Money”

Queen Elizabeth II has been featured in currency ever since she was a little girl. This Canadian $1 featuring a Karsh portrait from 1951 was first issued in 1954. The tiara was removed from the photograph to distinguish it from a Canadian stamp that used the same photo. The original image, with the tiara, was also used in the window of a Canadian banknote issued 61 years later in 2015.

Read all about Her Majesty’s history with currency in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Princess Elizabeth, 1951