Queen Elizabeth’s record-breaking reign celebrated by the Royal Australian Mint
Today’s the day that Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history and the numismatic tributes are flowing in at a decent pace. We’ve already looked at the New Zealand Post’s innovative rotating coin and the Perth Mint’s triple selection including a clever Intaglio silver coin, but there are plenty of other major Commonwealth countries celebrating the occasion, the first up being the Royal Australian Mint.
This is a nice, attractive and intricate design, free of gimmicks and fully on track in marking this historic event. Presented in the usual Royal Australian mint coin box and with a Certificate of Authenticity, the mintage is set at 5,000 and the coin sells for $100 AUD. Available to order now and ships from tomorrow.
On September 9th, Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest ruling monarch in British history, holding the throne for an amazing 63 years, seven months and two days. An incredibly popular Queen, Elizabeth impressed the British people with her work during the Second World War, and has remained well respected to this day. She is the most widely travelled head of state in history, and only 1 in 7 people in the world today have ever seen somebody else on the British throne. Her portrait has adorned simply countless numbers of coins and banknotes, and her face is likely the most recognised of any human being alive today.
A celebration of Her Majesty’s milestone as the Commonwealth’s longest-reigning monarch, a one ounce fine silver Coin will be struck by the Royal Australian Mint’s made from high quality proof standard. Coin’s reverse features Her Majesty’s royal insignia, the Coronation Spoon and an enchanting border consisting of some of the coronation oil’s ingredients alongside Australia’s golden wattle. A symbolic testimony to the enduring bond between Australia and the United Kingdom.
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