Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Coins (Perth Mint images)

Perth Mint Releases Two Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Coins

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Coins (Perth Mint images)Scheduled for release earlier this month, the Perth Mint of Australia has struck two new coins to mark the 60th Anniversary of the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II of England to the throne. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Coins mark the occasion with extremely limited mintages and are available now directly from the Perth.

The Diamond Jubilee 2 oz Gold Proof Coin includes a diamond in the reverse design and features a maximum mintage of only 60 coins. The Diamond Jubilee 1 Oz Silver Proof Coin will be available in greater (albeit still relatively low) quantities with a maximum mintage of 7,500.

Brief Elizabeth II Biography

Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926. At her birth, she became the third in line to the thrown after her uncle, Edward, Prince of Wales, and her father, Prince Albert. It was assumed that Elizabeth would never become Queen as the line of succession would go to any children of Edward.

However, Edward assumed the thrown as King Edward VIII for less than a year and then abdicated. The throne then went to Elizabeth's father making her second in line.

Elizabeth assumed the throne in 1952 after the death of her father and has been reigning as Queen of England ever since. That position also serves as the constitutional monarch of sixteen sovereign states known as the Commonwealth Realms. One of those countries is Australia.

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Gold Proof Coin

Shown on the reverse of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Gold Proof Coin is a version of the Mary Gillick uncrowned effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A sparkling diamond is set to the right of her portrait with sun-rays emanating from it. Reverse inscriptions include "QUEEN ELIZABETH II," "DIAMOND JUBILEE" and "2 OZ 9999 GOLD."

The obverse of the strike contains the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of the Queen. Surrounding that portrait are the inscriptions of "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA," "2012" and the face value of "200 DOLLARS."

The gold coin features a minimum gross weight of 62.215 grams, a diameter of 41.10 mm and a thickness of 3.90 mm.

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Silver Proof Coin

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Silver Proof Coins are each struck from one ounce of .999 fine silver to proof quality. The reverse contains a colorized version of Sir William Dargie's famous ‘wattle painting' of the Queen. To the right, the Queen's personal emblem is shown along with her signature. Reverse inscriptions include "DIAMOND JUBILEE," "1952-2012" and "1 OZ 999 SILVER."

Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of the Queen is also shown on the obverse of the silver coin. Obverse inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA," "2012" and the face value of "1 DOLLAR."

Both strikes ship in a presentation case with a numbered certificate of authenticity and illustrated shippers.

These coins may be purchased directly from the Perth Mint via the following affiliate links:



Diamond Jubilee Gold Proof Coin



Diamond Jubilee Silver Proof Coin




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