This design features the Royal Cypher of His Majesty King Charles III. Paired with his regnal number ("III"), the initials "C" and "R" stand for "Charles" and "Rex" (the Latin word for "King").
The stylized crown in His Majesty's cypher is a representation of the Tudor Crown, which inspired the four gemstone shapes and the engraved pearls that run along the coin's edge. The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign.